Jim Reid (American football)

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Jim Reid
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Linebackers coach
Team Iowa
Conference Big Ten
Biographical details
Born (1950-12-01) December 1, 1950 (age 64)
Alma mater University of Maine
Playing career
1970–1972 Maine
Position(s) Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
UMass (GA)
UMass (assistant)
Richmond (DC)
Boston College (DC)
Syracuse (DL)
Bucknell (DL)
Miami Dolphins (OLB)
Virginia (associate HC/DC)
Iowa (LB)
Head coaching record
Overall 87–101–3
College Football Data Warehouse
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)

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. Reid is currently the linebackers coach for the University of Iowa, a position he has held since the 2013 season.

Playing career[edit]

Reid played football at the Maine before graduating in 1973.

Coaching career[edit]


Beginning in 1973, Reid spent 19 years coaching at UMass, where he spent two seasons as a graduate assistant, eleven seasons as an assistant coach, and six seasons as the head coach.[1]


Reid then became defensive coordinator at Richmond for 1992 and 1993 seasons.[1] He was defensive coordinator at Boston College for the 1994 season before returning to Richmond as head coach in 1995.[1] 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.[2]

Syracuse and Bucknell[edit]

Reid spent the 2004 season as the defensive line coach at Syracuse,[3] and spent the 2005 season as defensive line coach at Bucknell.[4]

Virginia Military Institute[edit]

Reid was the 30th head coach for the Virginia Military Institute Keydets located 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.[5]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Reid was hired by the Miami Dolphins of the 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, October 5, 2008.


On January 7, 2010, Reid was officially announced as the new defensive coordinator and associate head coach of the University of Virginia Cavaliers.[6]


On February 14, 2013, Reid was officially hired as a defensive assistant for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Reid earned his Bachelor's Degree in History and Social Studies from University of Maine in 1973. He graduated Medford (MA) High School in 1968. His son Matt Reid is head baseball coach at Army.[8]


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