2nd-year coach says Hawkeyes remain hungry during spring ball
Pair of first-year coaches meet with the media
First-year linebackers coach is impressed with coach Ferentz's consistency
Recent staff additions Jim Reid and Bobby Kennedy will meet the media Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. (CT)
Hawkeyes begin spring practices today for 2013 season
Indoor Practice Facility Iowa City, Iowa
Jim Reid was named to the football coaching staff at the University of Iowa on Feb. 14, 2013. Reid joins the Iowa program with over 30 years of coaching experience at the collegiate and professional level. He will work with the Iowa defense.
Reid joined the Iowa program after serving as associate head coach and defensive coordinator at the University of Virginia for three seasons (2010-12). He has served as a head coach on the college level for 17 seasons. He served as the head coach at Virginia Military Institute (2006-07), Massachusetts (1986-91) and Richmond (1995-2003).
Reid led an improved defense the last three seasons at Virginia. In 2012, Virginia ranked fourth in the ACC in total defense (353.3), fourth in pass defense (208.4), third in first downs allowed (18.6), fourth in third down conversion defense (30.7%) and 15th in third down defense (33.5%). Virginia linebacker Steve Greer earned first team All-ACC honors while ranking second in the league with 122 tackles.
In 2011, the Cavaliers ranked third in the ACC in total defense, which was 40th among all FBS programs. Led by first-team All-ACC selections Chase Minnifield (CB) and Matt Conrath (DT), the Cavaliers finished the season ranked No. 3 in the ACC in total defense, which was 40th among all FBS programs.
Reid coached the outside linebackers for the Miami Dolphins in 2008 and 2009. In his first season overseeing the Dolphins' outside linebackers, Joey Porter produced a career-high 17.5 sacks, a figure that ranked second in the NFL in 2008. Miami hoisted the AFC East Division Championship banner for the first time in eight seasons. It also marked the most-ever sacks by a Dolphins linebacker and third-most overall. For his performance, Porter was named to the AFC Pro-Bowl, the first Dolphins outside linebacker to earn that honor since 1992. Reid also coached former Hawkeye Matt Roth in his transition from defensive end to outside linebacker.
Of Reid's 38 seasons as a coach, almost half were spent as a head coach, most recently at VMI, where he guided that program in the two years preceding his appointment with the Dolphins.
In Reid's six years as the head coach at UMass, the school produced a composite record of 36-29-1, as he guided the Minutemen to three Yankee Conference titles. He was named the Yankee Conference Coach of the Year in 1988 and 1990.
His nine-year run at Richmond included a pair of Atlantic 10 Conference championships and five finishes in the FCS Top 20 rankings. He was selected as the Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year on two occasions (1998, 2000) and the Yankee Conference Co-Coach of the Year in 1995. Reid left Richmond as the program's third-winningest coach with 48 victories, including leading the Spiders in 2000 to their first 10-win season in program history.
Prior to taking over the head spot at UMass, Reid spent the previous 13 seasons at the school as an assistant, including the first two as a graduate assistant. Six of those 13 seasons resulted in a Yankee Conference title. Following his tenure at UMass, he spent the next three seasons as a defensive coordinator, the first two at Richmond (1992-93) and the final one at Boston College (1994), helping the Eagles to the Aloha Bowl Championship. Reid spent the 2004 season as an assistant at Syracuse, when the Orange were Big East Co-Champions and played in the Tangerine Bowl. He was an assistant at Bucknell in 2005.
Reid earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Maine in 1973, where he was a three-year starter as a safety (1970-72). He earned a master of science degree in sport management from Massachusetts in 1975.
Reid was born Dec. 1, 1950 and is a native of Medford, Mass. He and his wife, Judy, have two daughters, Meghan and Molly, and a son, Matt, and four grandchildren.