Jerry Reid 1968-1972

When the Greyhounds started their baseball program in 1971, Jerry Reid quickly became first choice as the starting shortstop for his junior, and then, senior season.  In the ’72 baseball campaign, the Hounds were the runner-up to Smith Cotton in the playoffs.  “JR” then continued his starting shortstop play for the next two years at State Fair Community College.  At SSHS, Jerry was also a three-year letterman on the basketball team that won regionals in 1972, losing in overtime during sectionals….the farthest a Hounds team has ever progressed in the state basketball tournament.  Jerry is still listed in the MSHSAA record book as the leading scorer of the overtime game.   For over 15 years Jerry has been a referee in Missouri high school basketball, listing three Final Fours on his resume.  He has also worked the junior college national basketball tournament in Division 1 including playoff games.  Jerry has been a referee in the MIAA and SLIAC Conferences for more than 20 years and has worked many post-season playoff games from first round to Elite 8.  JR was also instrumental in the continuation of the baseball and softball programs for the Hounds, holding clinics for kids and donating the money raised so that these sports would continue at SSHS.

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