CASTINE, Maine -- Matt Reed has been named Maine Maritime Academy's Assistant Football Coach and Intramural Sports Coordinator.
"We are excited to have Matt Reed back at Maine Maritime Academy," said Maine Maritime Head Football Coach Chris McKenney. "Matt is a good young coach and great recruiter. He brings a great energy and enthusiasm to our football staff and will do a great job teaching and developing our players with football and life skills. He has jumped right in and is excited to get to work with our players this Friday."
Reed returns to coach the wide receivers and running backs in his third season on the sidelines with the Mariners, after previously serving as an Assistant Coach during the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Reed will also serve as the team's recruiting coordinator.
"I am beyond excited to return to Maine Maritime Academy. I would like to thank Coach McKenney for giving me the opportunity to return to Castine for the second time," said Reed. "Coach provided me with my first opportunity to roam the sidelines at the collegiate level, so I will be forever grateful for everything he has done for me in my career."
Reed comes to Castine after serving as the Recruiting Coordinator at Grinnell College in Iowa. From 2014-2016 Reed served as the Wide Receivers Coach at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. During that time he mentored All-Midwest Conference wide receiver Ilir Emini, who set single-season records in total receptions (88), most receptions in game (16), and recorded six games with 100 receiving yards or more under Reed.
During his time at Maine Maritime, Reed was part of the Mariners' explosive 2013 offense that led the nation in rushing (372.6 ypg). That statistic garnered a national rushing title for the Mariners. Reed also assisted with the quarterbacks during his time in Castine, while developing the passing game on offense.
"There is a strong tradition of proud Mariners student-athletes in the classroom and on the football field, which has been accompanied with tremendous play on the field but more importantly terrific careers off the field," added Reed. "I am looking forward to this opportunity and cannot wait to get to work!"
The Amherst, N.H. native was a standout at Souhegan High School on the gridiron and diamond. He was the first quarterback to run for 600-plus yards in a season and he racked up more than 1,200 career rushing yards, ranking him second all-time among quarterbacks at Souhegan. He also became the first Souhegan quarterback to throw for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons.
Reed went on to play college football at Saint Anselm College in 2008, where he saw time on special teams, receiver and quarterback. In 2009, Reed transferred to Castleton where he played quarterback and was also a catcher and third baseman on the baseball team. The Spartans advanced to the 2010 NCAA Division III Regional Playoffs and came within two victories of a Division III College World Series appearance.
Reed earned his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, with a focus in Sport Management, from Southern New Hampshire University. In 2014, Reed earned his Masters of Science in Sports Coaching and Psychology from the United States Sports Academy.