Advertisement
  1. Sports
  2. /
  3. Florida State Seminoles

Miami Hurricanes legend Ed Reed named football team’s chief of staff

The Hall of Famer will be an adviser to second-year coach Manny Diaz.
Former Miami Hurricane Ed Reed will advise second-year coach Manny Diaz. [MONICA HERNDON  |  Tampa Bay Times]
Former Miami Hurricane Ed Reed will advise second-year coach Manny Diaz. [MONICA HERNDON | Tampa Bay Times]
Published Jan. 30
Updated Jan. 30

The Miami Hurricanes have hired legendary safety Ed Reed as the program’s chief of staff, the team announced Thursday afternoon.

Reed was a Hall of Fame player at Miami and one of the cornerstones of the 2001 national championship team, widely regarded as one of the best in college football history. The Tampa Bay Times ranked him as the No. 5 player in state history last year as we commemorated the 150th anniversary of the sport.

The Louisiana native’s new role at Miami will advise second-year coach Manny Diaz, who struggled to a 6-7 inaugural season. The 'Canes said Reed will be involved in “all aspects of the football program, including strategic planning, quality control, operations, player evaluation and player development” plus team building, mentoring and recruiting.

Related: Miami Hurricanes add D’Eriq King, Quincy Roche to remain portal kings. Will it work this time?

“We are thrilled to welcome Ed back to Coral Gables,” Diaz said in a statement. “He is not only one of the most decorated players in Miami football history but also a devoted Cane who cares deeply about this program. All of our players, coaches and staff will be fortunate to tap into his experience, knowledge and passion on a regular basis.”

After Miami, Reed was a first-round pick by the Ravens, a six-time All-Pro and a Super Bowl champion. He and Ted Hendricks are the only two Hurricanes to be in the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

  1. Florida State quarterback James Blackman (1) throws during the first half of the 2019 season opener against Boise State in Tallahassee.
  2. Feb. 14• Florida State Seminoles
    Florida State head football coach Mike Norvell speaks at a press conference Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Tallahassee, Fla. Norvell is Florida State's new coach, taking over a Seminoles program that has struggled while he was helping to build Memphis into a Group of Five power.
  3. Florida quarterback Kyle Trask (11) reacts after scoring a touchdown during the second half of the Orange Bowl against Virginia on Dec. 30 in Miami Gardens.
  4. FSU booster Brian Murphy (far right) sits with his wife, Renee, son, Parker and daughter, Devin, at Doak Campbell Stadium.
  5. Florida State fans will have the opportunity to cheer on their Seminoles against LSU at New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome in 2022 and at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium in 2023.
  6. ESPN films game action  on the final day of the St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational at Eddie C. Moore. Fields in Clearwater last year.
  7. Feb. 11• Florida State Seminoles
    Duke guard Tre Jones celebrates after scoring against Florida State during a tight Blue Devils home victory.
  8. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. watches the leaderboard after his run during NASCAR auto race qualifying at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla.
  9. Florida State guard M.J. Walker goes up for a shot against Miami during the second half in Tallahassee on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020.
  10. Florida State guard Trent Forrest attempts to drive past North Carolina guard Cole Anthony during the second half on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, Tallahassee. FSU beat UNC 65-59.
  11. South Florida Bulls tight end Mitchell Wilcox (89) makes a key reception with Temple Owls safety Amir Tyler (25) and Temple Owls linebacker Audley Isaacs (30) defending during the third quarter of the game between USF and Temple on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
  12. Feb. 6• Florida State Seminoles
    Calvary Christian kicker Aidan Shahriari, here with Florida State football coach Mike Norvell, will be a preferred walkon at the school. (Courtesy of Aidan Shahriari)
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement