Fred Reed, assistant football coach of Eastern Michigan University passed away on Sunday, May 8, at the age of 54. His cause of death is currently undisclosed.
Reed was the defensive pass game coordinator and safeties coach for the programme. He was in his seventh year as an assistant coach at EMU and his 27th overall.
Scott Wetherbee, EMU Vice President and Director of Athletics, said, “We are devastated to learn of Coach Reed’s passing.” “Fred was the epitome of what a husband, father, friend, and coach should be.
Our hearts break for his wife, La’Shannon, and his children, Amar’e and Khamara, as well as anyone who knew him. He will be missed greatly.”
Reed had a 27-year coaching career that included 25 years in college and two years in the NFL. Reed worked with the Detroit Lions’ safeties as a defensive assistant in 2006 and 2007.
According to EMU, he coached four All-Americans, 13 first-team all-conference selections, and developed 11 NFL prospects while playing in eight bowl games and three conference championships.