PLANTSVILLE, Conn. -- UConn men's soccer coach Ray Reid was honored at the 30th Annual Franciscan Sports Banquet on Tuesday, as he received the 2015 Jim Calhoun Community Service Award.
Reid was one of four honorees to be recognized at the event, which took place at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Sports broadcasters Bill Raftery and Scott Gray were both honored guests along with Southern Connecticut State University professor Carolyn Vanacore. Vanacore served as an advisor to Reid during his time as an undergraduate at SCSU.
The Jim Calhoun Community Service Award was created in 2005 to recognize individuals that are active in community outreach programs. Reid, who tallied his 400th career win this past fall, has been a longtime supporter of the Franciscan Life Center.
Reid joined Kevin Ollie and former Connecticut men's basketball coach Dee Rowe as the other UConn coach to receive the accolade. Calhoun, who led Connecticut to three NCAA Titles during his time in Storrs, presented Reid with the award last night.
"It's a great honor to be recognized by the sisters of the Franciscan Life Center," said Reid. "It was really special to receive the Jim Calhoun Community Service Award."
The former SCSU head coach concluded his 18th season at UConn last fall, leading the Huskies to their 13th-ever Conference Regular Season Title. The Huskies boasted five American Athletic Postseason Awards, including the 2014 League Coaching Staff of the Year accolade.
Reid was also tabbed the 2014 NSCAA East Regional Coach of the Year after guiding a Connecticut team that finished the season unbeaten in its last seven matches. In 2000, he led the Huskies to the NCAA Championship, and he has been named the National Coach of the Year four times throughout his coaching career.
UConn and Reid embark on their 2015 campaign when the Huskies open preseason on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Connecticut's complete 2015 schedule will be released later this summer, and fans can purchase tickets to the home matches this fall by clicking HERE.
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