Reid hired as quality control coach for defensive line

Billy Napier has hired Kareem Reid as a quality control coach. Reid will work with the defensive line.

The North Miami native spent the 2021 season as UCF’s director of player development.

Prior to that, he worked as a high school assistant coach and head coach in Florida and Georgia from 2009-17.

Reid led Westlake High School in Atlanta to three consecutive GHSA Region 2-7A championships and three playoff appearances from 2016-18. He was named the region coach of the year in 2016 and 2018.

He played on the defensive line at UCF from 2004-06 and graduated with a degree in criminal justice in 2006. He earned his master’s degree in teaching health and physical education at Georgia State University in 2019.

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