Nashville, Tenn. - Tennessee State University football defensive coordinator Rod Reed was among 26 coaches invited to the NCAA Football Coaches Academy on May 27-29 in Indianapolis, Ind.
The academy gives participants with up to eight years of experience an opportunity to enhance their skills and learn from other coaches and administrators who have excelled on the collegiate level.
With the academy held in conjunction with the Black Coaches and Administrators Convention in downtown Indianapolis, Reed was one-of-three coaches representing Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
In 2008, the former TSU football standout led the Tiger defense to the top of the Ohio Valley Conference in total defense.
The NCAA began the program in 2004. In Divisions I, II, and III, 3.9 percent are coaches of color, excluding the HBCUs.