Miami legend Ed Reed reportedly lands FCS head coaching job
Miami legend and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Ed Reed is set to be the next head coach at Bethune-Cookman, according to a report.
The Action Network’s Brett McMurphy was first to report that news:
Former University of Miami & NFL star Ed Reed will be next coach at Bethune-Cookman, sources told @ActionNetworkHQ
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 27, 2022
Reed has been Miami’s chief of staff for the last three seasons. He was one of multiple former players who had a role on Mario Cristobal’s coaching staff or support staff for the 2022 campaign. Reed was originally hired by Manny Diaz.
This is a big opportunity for Reed, who has never coached at the collegiate level before. He was the assistant defensive backs coach for the Buffalo Bills in 2016.
He takes over a Bethune-Cookman program that went 2-9 this season. That included 70-13 loss to Miami back in Week 1 of the 2022 season. The Wildcats ended the season on a four-game losing streak.
His hiring continues a recent trend of former college football legends taking over a FCS program. Deion Sanders was named Jackson State head coach before the 2020 season. Former Ohio State running back Eddie George just finished his second campaign at Tennessee State.
Miami does not currently have another game with Bethune-Cookman scheduled for the future. The Wildcats’ 2023 schedule is still to be announced.