Former Syracuse defensive backs coach Fred Reed is Eastern Michigan's new cornerbacks coach, according to a source.

By Thayer Evans
February 08, 2016

Former Syracuse defensive backs coach Fred Reed is the new cornerbacks coach for Eastern Michigan coach Chris Creighton, according to a source.

Reed spent the past three seasons in his position with Syracuse and was not retained by new Orange coach Dino Babers. Prior to Syracuse, Reed spent 2010–12 as Ohio’s cornerbacks coach and in charge of punt returns.

He was Buffalo’s defensive coordinator from 2008–09, a defensive assistant working with safeties for the NFL’s Detroit Lions from ’06–07 and cornerbacks coach at Ohio in ’05, where he also oversaw punt returns.

Reed was at Nebraska-Omaha from 2000–04, first as defensive backs and special teams coordinator for three seasons. He spent the last two as the program’s defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.

He was Michigan Tech’s linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator from 1997–99, Minnesota Morris’s secondary coach in ’96 and South Dakota’s secondary coach from ’94–95.

Reed was a free safety at Mesa State from 1991–92 after being a wide receiver at Scottsdale Community College from ’86–87.

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