Fred Reid - MCSHOF Inductee - 2023
Fred Reid graduated in 1956 from Free Soil High School. He was the first pole vaulter at Free Soil and the first Free Soil basketball player to score 1000 points. Reid received 14 basketball awards at Free Soil, set a single-game scoring record of 45 points, had a scoring average of 25 points per game, set a single season scoring record of 519 points in 1955-56, and set a free throw record of 73%, hitting 102 of 138 free throws. Reid finished his high school career with 1052 points, was selected basketball first team all-state in 1955 and was NBI Hall of Fame in 1956. Reid received 28 awards in track & field and cross country at Free Soil. He won two medals in the 1955 MHSAA state championship track meet. In 1956, he was runner-up in the MHSAA state meet in the 880-yard run and third place in the pole vault. Along with four years of baseball, basketball, track and cross country, he was active all four years in band, in the class play, and in 4-H, for two years. Reid played basketball at Northwestern (UNAU) in Traverse City. He was a member of the Scottville Clown Band and the Five Pennies vocal group. Reid spent much of his career working as a heavy equipment engineer in Manistee.