DURHAM, N.C. – The North Carolina Central University Department of Athletics welcomed four new staff members during the fall semester.
Joining the NCCU Athletics staff were Ed Reid as academic counselor, Paul Cox as compliance coordinator, Derrick Magee as associate athletics director for finance and George Midgett as coordinator of the Preparing to Soar Program (PSP).
Reid joined the NCCU Athletics staff as an Academic Counselor in August 2015. Prior to NCCU, he held the same position at North Carolina A&T State University for two years (2013-15). A 1995 graduate of North Carolina State University with a bachelor of arts degree in history, Reid worked at his alma mater for 22 years (1991-2013) as an Assistant Director of the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes.
Cox was hired as Compliance Coordinator for the NCCU Department of Athletics in September 2015. Prior to NCCU, Cox served as the Interim Director of Compliance (2014-15) at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland. While at Coppin State, he also performed an internship (2013-14) in the compliance office. Cox is a 2011 graduate of North Carolina State University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in Agricultural Management.
Magee joined the NCCU staff in October of 2015 as Associate Athletics Director for Finance. Prior to NCCU, Magee was the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Business Affairs (2011-2014) and Director of Auxiliary Enterprises (2014-15) at Alabama State University. In his role with the ASU Athletics Department, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Hornets and also oversaw the day-to-day operations of the department, including business services, facility operations, and serves as the direct liaison to human resources, legal affairs, ticket operations and marketing/development. Magee assisted in the development of more than $80 million in new athletics facilities at ASU and the creation of the ASU Athletics Business Office.
Midgett started at NCCU in October 2015 as Coordinator of the Preparing to Soar Program (PSP), a summer bridge program designed to assist first-year student-athletes with transitioning to the college environment. Before joining the NCCU Athletics staff, Midgett worked at Vanderbilt University for 11 years, including the last three years as the Assistant Director of Compliance and Director of ELITE Program (Educating Leaders in Tomorrow's Endeavors). He began at Vanderbilt as Compliance Coordinator in October 2004. A Chicago native, Midgett received his bachelor's degree in 2002 from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, graduating with honors and lettering four season with the baseball program. He went on to earn a master's degree in sport administration at Belmont University in 2005. Midgett is a 2009-10 graduate of the NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Males and Females.