Jim Reid (American football)
James T. Reid (born December 1, 1950) is an American football coach and former player. He served as head football coach at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) from 1986 to 1991, University of Richmond (UR) from 1995 through 2003, and Virginia Military Institute (VMI) from 2006 until 2007, compiling an overall college football record of 87–101–3. Currently Reid is the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Boston College.
|Title||Defensive coordinator, linebackers coach|
|Born||December 1, 1950|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1994||Boston College (DC)|
|2008–2009||Miami Dolphins (OLB)|
|2016–present||Boston College (DC/LB)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||1–4 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|3 Yankee (1986, 1988, 1990)|
2 A-10 (1998, 2000)
|3× Yankee Coach of Year (1988, 1990, 1995)|
2× A-10 Coach of Year (1998, 2000)
Reid played football at the University of Maine before graduating in 1973.
Beginning in 1973, Reid spent 19 years coaching at University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass), where he spent two seasons as a graduate assistant, eleven seasons as an assistant coach, and six seasons as the head coach.
Reid then became defensive coordinator at Richmond for 1992 and 1993 seasons. He was defensive coordinator at Boston College for the 1994 season before returning to Richmond as head coach in 1995. As the Spiders' head coach for nine seasons, from 1995 until 2003, he recorded a record of 48–53–1. This ranks him third at Richmond in total wins and 14th at Richmond in winning percentage.
Syracuse and BucknellEdit
Reid was the 30th head football coach at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington, Virginia. He held that position from the 2006 season until the end of the 2007 season. His career coaching record at VMI was 3 wins, 19 losses, and 0 ties. This ranks him 25th at VMI in total wins and 28th at VMI in winning percentage.
Reid was hired by the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL) on January 23, 2008 as their outside linebackers coach. Reid was awarded the "game football" by coach Tony Sparano after the Dolphins 17–10 win over the San Diego Chargers on October 5, 2008.
On January 6, 2016, Reid was chosen by coach Steve Addazio as defensive coordinator for Boston College. Reid was also the former defensive coordinator for the 7-4-1 Eagles in 1994 (who defeated Kansas State in the Aloha Bowl).
Reid earned his bachelor's degree in history and social studies from the University of Maine in 1973. He graduated Medford (MA) High School in 1968. His son, Matt Reid, is head baseball coach at Army.
Head coaching recordEdit
|UMass Minutemen (Yankee Conference) (1986–1991)|
|1988||UMass||8–4||6–2||T–1st||L NCAA Division I-AA First Round||11|
|1990||UMass||8–2–1||7–1||1st||L NCAA Division I-AA First Round||9|
|Richmond Spiders (Yankee Conference) (1995–1996)|
|Richmond Spiders (Atlantic 10 Conference) (1997–2003)|
|1998||Richmond||9–3||7–1||1st (Mid-Atlantic)||L NCAA Division I-AA First Round||10|
|2000||Richmond||10–3||7–1||T–1st||L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal|
|VMI Keydets (Big South Conference) (2006–2007)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
- Richmond Football: Jim Reid
- Richmond Coaching Records Archived July 28, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
- SU Athletics - Jim Reid
- Jared Backus Named Defensive Coordinator at Bucknell
- Virginia Military Institute Coaching Records Archived December 31, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
- London Names Reid Defensive Coordinator and Associate Head Coach
- Iowa Adds Kennedy and Reid to Football Coaching Staff
- "Ex-UR infielder Matt Reid named coach at Army". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Archived from the original on August 13, 2014. Retrieved August 13, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter