CORAL GABLES, Fla. — A Baltimore Ravens Hall of Fame strong safety was hired for the football team of his alma mater.
The University of Miami head coach announced Ed Reed as its new Chief of Staff.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ed back to Coral Gables,” Head Coach Manny Diaz said. “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."
According to university, the position will allow Reed to serve in an advisory role to Diaz in all aspects of the football program, including strategic planning, quality control, operations, player evaluation and player development. He will also provide assistance in team building, student-athlete mentorship and recruiting, as permissible under NCAA rules.
The Pro Bowl Hall of Famer set school records in interceptions and interception return yards.
In 2002, Reed was the Ravens first-round draft pick, selected 24th overall. He spent 11 years in Baltimore, where he holds the franchise records for career interceptions (61), interception return yards (1,541), interceptions returned for touchdowns (7) and passes defensed (135).
The Ravens, with Reed on defense, appeared in three AFC Championship Games and helped the team win Super Bowl XLVII, defeating San Francisco 49ers, 34-31.
The former Raven was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2018 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2019.