George Reed replaced Jimmy Brain as player-coach at Lynn following the latter's refusal of Lynn's terms.
Born 7 February 1904 in Altofts, Yorkshire he began his playing career with Leeds United in October 1924 and after his debut on 6 April 1926 he only missed eight games in the next
three-and-a-half seasons. Following 150 appearances for Leeds he moved on to Plymouth Argyle at the end of the 1930–31 season, staying until the end of the 1933–34 season making 48 appearances.
His next club was Crystal Palace where he was also reserve team trainer, his one season stay seeing him make just two first team appearances.
A move to Clapton Orient followed where he made just one appearance.
For some Lynn supporters the appointment of Reed was viewed with a degree of skepticism. The local press reported that supporters were "spreading a rumour that Mr George Reed is not fitted for the post of player coach.
"They have not heard of him and therefore they jump to the conclusion that he must be a poor player.
"Can anything more ridiculous?
"Plymouth Argyle and Leeds United gave Reed exceptionally good references. He played for Leeds when they gained promotion. But that, apparently, is not good enough for some Lynn in supporters. They suggest that because Reed has finished his Professional Career
at the age of 29 he is not good enough for the Eastern Counties League"
In his two seasons at The Walks, Reed took charge of 86 games - making 8 appearances and scoring twice. He left in May 1938 after the Lynn Committee had announced that for financial reasons they "could not renew his engagement".
Lynn did not appoint a replacement.
Following the visit of Hoffman Athletic to the Walks at the end of the 1937-38 season, the visitors offered Reed employment in their roller-bearing works with wages "understood to be over £4 a week".
Reed did not join the Chelmsford based club and spent the next season as player-coach at Haverford West AFC and was then appointed to the training staff at Bury.
Following the Second World War, he returned to Plymouth as the club's assistant trainer.
While running to change trains at Bristol after a scouting assignment at Coventry City on 29 November 1958, he suffered a heart attack and died.