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  Fred Reed

Fred Reed

Player Profile

Position:
Cornerbacks Coach

Alma Mater:
Mesa State '93

Frank Solich completed his inaugural coaching staff at Ohio with the hiring of former Nebraska-Omaha assistant Fred Reed as cornerbacks coach in February, 2005.

Reed spent five seasons at UNO, the last two as defensive coordinator and linebackers/safeties coach and was part of coaching staffs that captured the 2000 and 2004 North Central Conference championships. In his two seasons at the helm of the defense, the Mavericks ranked among the top defensive units in the league. Last year's squad finished second in the NCC in total defense and scoring defense and they ranked first in takeaways. His 2003 team led the league and finished fifth in Division II in takeaways.

Last season, Reed saw three linebackers named All-North Central Conference with Taiwo Onatolu adding all-region and All-American honors. The year before, two players were selected all-league. In the last five years Reed has coached seven First Team All-NCC players, including three in 2000, including All-American safety Chad Geiger and Tyree Kellogg, who played in the 2002 Cactus Bowl, a Division II all-star game. He also tutored Brandon Penderhughes, a 2004 free agent signee at defensive back with the Minnesota Vikings.

Reed joined the UNO staff in 2000 as its secondary coach. That season, the Maverick defenders led the NCC in rush defense, pass efficiency defense and total defense. Serving as the special teams coordinator in 2001, Reed's punting unit led the league in net average.

Prior to joining the UNO coaching staff, Reed served as the recruiting coordinator and linebackers coach from 1997-99 at Michigan Tech. He was part of a staff that helped lead the 1999 Huskies to their first winning season in five years.

He started his career as secondary coach at South Dakota in 1994 and he has also made stops at his alma mater Mesa State and Minnesota Morris.

Reed earned his bachelor's degree in recreation management from Mesa State College in 1993 and his master's in sports management from the United States Sports Academy in 2002.

Reed hails from Harvey, Ill. His alma mater, Thornton High School, produced former Bobcats Dontrell Jackson, Stafford Owens, and Tierra Pought as well as current wide receiver Frank Sanders.

Fred and his wife, LaShannon, have infant twins - Amare and Khamara.

Chicago and Detroit are his areas of recruiting emphasis.