Jackson State University’s former HC and HOFer Deion Sanders found immense success while being the HC, and HOFer Ed Reed wishes to find the same success. Reed will be becoming the HC of Bethune-Cookman another historically black college and university, reported Scott Polacek for Bleacher Report. On Tuesday, the Wildcats announced they’re hiring Reed as their next football HC.
Pro Football HOFer Ed Reed has agreed to the next HC at Bethune-Cookman University pic.twitter.com/28J0hsDglm
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 27, 2022
Ed Reed’s NFL Accomplishments
During his career, he was one of the most dynamic safeties the league’s ever seen. Though he never proved to live up to a name as big as Deion “PrimeTime” Sanders he was well respected by the football community as one of the greatest safeties to ever play. He began becoming a household name at the collegiate level for Miami. He was a two-time All Americans and 2001 Big East DPOY. Not to mention, Reed was a national champion along with his other accolades.
This carried into the NFL where the Baltimore Ravens drafted Reed in the first round in 2002. Reed played 11 of his 12 NFL seasons with the Ravens and conquered a Super Bowl title in the process. He managed to win DPOY, nine Pro Bowl appearances, and five All-Pro teams.
Reed’s Coaching History
In 2020, he returned to the Miami University football program when the Hurricanes named him chief of staff. While that took place during the Manny Diaz era, he still remained with the program during the first year of Mario Cristobal’s coaching career.
He’s now headed to Bethune-Cookman after the school fired HC Terry Sims in November. Sims went 38-39 in his tenure with Bethune-Cookman and had four winning seasons. In the last two seasons, the Wildcats were both 2-9 and were left dominated by Jackson State within the Sanders era. Perhaps Reed can help Bethune-Cookman turn things around in the future.