Pro Football and College Football Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed has agreed to become the new head coach at Bethune-Cookman, the school announced Tuesday on its athletics department Twitter feed.
This will be the first head coaching position for Reed, 44, who served as the “chief of staff” and senior football advisor at his alma mater, the University of Miami, for the last three seasons.
Prior to that role with Miami, Reed’s only other coaching experience came with the Bills in 2016 as an assistant defensive backs coach.
Reed takes over a program that finished 2-9 in 2022 under Terry Sims, who was fired in November after seven seasons.
A dominant player at Miami, Reed was a consensus All-American in 2000 and 2001 and the Big East co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2001. His 21 interceptions over four seasons remains a program record. Reed also played a vital role for the Hurricanes en route to their 2001 BCS national championship.
Selected 24th overall by the Ravens in 2002, Reed was a five-time All-Pro in his 11 seasons with Baltimore, which included a Super Bowl XLVII victory.
Reed, who also played for the New York Jets and Houston Texans, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2018 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame the following year.
–Field Level Media