Michael Reed
Current position
TitleSpecial teams coordinator & cornerbacks coach
Biographical details
Born (1972-08-16) August 16, 1972 (age 51)
Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
Playing career
1991–1994Boston College
1995–1996Carolina Panthers
1998–1999Frankfurt Galaxy
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2000Kiel Baltic Hurricanes (DB)
2000–2001Richmond (WR/TE/DB)
2002–2006Philadelphia Eagles (DB/ST)
2007–2012NC State (DB)
2013–2021Clemson (DB)
2022–presentClemson (STC/CB)
Accomplishments and honors

Michael Jerome Reed (born August 16, 1972) is an American football coach and former player who is currently the special teams coordinator and cornerbacks coach at Clemson University. He previously served as an assistant coach at North Carolina State University, Philadelphia Eagles, University of Richmond and Kiel Baltic Hurricanes.

Playing career

Reed played college football at Boston College for four seasons. He was selected in the seventh round of the 1995 NFL Draft as the final pick of the expansion Carolina Panthers making him Mr. Irrelevant.[1] Reed played in three games (one in 1995 and two in 1996) and registered two tackles.[2] He also played two seasons in the NFL Europe with the Frankfurt Galaxy.

Coaching career

Kiel Baltic Hurricanes

Following his playing career, Reed began his coaching career as a defensive backs coach with the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes in 2000.


In 2000, Reed joined the University of Richmond as their wide receivers, tight ends and defensive backs coach.

Philadelphia Eagles

In 2002, Reed was hired by the Philadelphia Eagles to be their defensive backs and special teams coach under head coach Andy Reid.

NC State

In 2007, Reed joined North Carolina State University as their defensive backs coach.


In 2013, Reed was named the defensive backs coach at Clemson University under head coach Dabo Swinney.

On December 14, 2021, Reed was promoted to special teams coordinator and cornerbacks coach.[3]


  1. ^ "1995 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 31, 2023.
  2. ^ Michael Reed. nfl.com
  3. ^ "Clemson announces football staff changes". Clemson Tigers. December 14, 2021. Retrieved December 14, 2021.