HOFer Reed to take helm at Bethune-Cookman
Ed Reed, a Super Bowl champion and nine-time Pro Bowl selection with the Baltimore Ravens, has actually accepted become the next head football coach at Bethune-Cookman, the university revealed Tuesday.Reed, who was inducted
into the Pro Football Hall of Popularity in 2019, ends up being the most recent prominent previous professional athlete to coach in the HBCU ranks.Deion Sanders was at Jackson State from 2020 up until he took the head job at Colorado earlier this month. Eddie George has actually been the head coach at Tennessee State given that 2021. A traditionally Black university located in Daytona Beach, Florida, Bethune-Cookman is an FCS program. It won 6 MEAC championships given that 2000 but has actually had a hard time given that joining the SWAC in 2021. Ed Reed, a Super Bowl champion and nine-time Pro Bowl choice with the Baltimore Ravens, has actually spent the past 3 seasons in a support personnel role at his alma mater, Miami, most just recently as a senior football adviser. Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire Its previous coach, Terry Sims, was fired in late November after going 2-9 in back-to-back
seasons. The Wildcats ‘athletic director is Reggie Theus, the long time NBA player and previous Sacramento Kings coach. Theus is likewise Bethune-Cookman’s head guys’s basketball coach.Bethune-Cookman’s news release announcing that Reed had”got in a contract in principle … to be its 16th head football coach”
was scant on details.Reed, 44, has actually invested the previous 3 seasons in a support staff function at his university, Miami, most just recently as a senior football adviser under head coach Mario Cristobal.”We are delighted to hear that Ed has been named the head football coach at Bethune-Cookman,”Miami athletic director Dan Radakovich said.”Ed is among the very best to ever
use a Miami Hurricanes uniform and he has acted as a terrific coach to our student-athletes the past 3 years. He will do a remarkable job leading the Wildcats program and the whole Miami family wants him all the very best.” Prior to his time on the Miami staff, Reed was an assistant defensive backs coach with the Buffalo Costs in 2016. Reed, who is from Louisiana, belonged to Miami’s 2001 championship game team.He was prepared in the preliminary by the Ravens in 2002 and led the league in interceptions three times. He holds the NFL record for interception return yards.Information from The Associated Press was utilized in this report.