Ed Reed Is Stepping Down As Head Coach At Bethune Cookman

Written by Tony Ghaul

Ed Reed went on social media on Saturday to state he was unable to come to a contract agreement with Bethune Cookman.

The HBCU announced Dec. 27 that it had reached an agreement in principle with NFL Hall-of-Famer Reed to be the team’s Head Coach.

“Bethune-Cookman University has been working with my legal team to craft contract terms with the language and resources we knew were needed to build a successful football program,” Reed said in a statement.

“It’s my desire to not only coach football, but to be an agent of change that most people just talk about being. However, after weeks of negotiations I’ve been informed that the university won’t be ratifying my contract and won’t make good on the agreement we had in principle, which had provisions and resources best needed to support the student athletes.”

Reed had been serving as the chief of staff at Miami before accepting the Bethune Cookman job. His departure from Bethune-Cookman leaves the team without a coach just weeks before spring practices.

Ed Reed. Photo courtsey of AP News

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