Entering his 12th full season as the Union College head football coach, Tommy Reid is beginning his 18th season overall with the program.
Reid is the seventh head coach for the Bulldogs since Union reinstated football as a sponsored sport in 1984, and he is the 10th different person to lead the team during the 49-year history of the program.
As the Bulldogs' head coach, Reid has compiled an 48-76 overall record. Under his tutelage, Reid has had two AFCA NAIA All-American Team and two NAIA All-American honorable mentions. In addition, 17 players have been honored by Victory Sports Network with two making the First Team, four landing on the Second Team, one making the Third Team, two on the Fourth Team and eight others as honorable mentions.
Additionally, 40 players have been named to the Mid-South Conference First Team under Reid's watch with team receiving MSC Offensive Player of the Year honors three times, one MSC Offensive Freshman of the Year and one MSC Defensive Freshman of the Year.
The 2008 season was Reid's best to date as Union posted a 9-3 overall record and advanced to the NAIA Football Championship Series for the first time in program history. The Bulldogs were ranked in the NAIA Top 25 most of the season and finished the year at No. 10.
In addition to the head coaching duties, Reid is the team's secondary coach.
Prior to becoming the head coach, Reid served as the team's defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator for two-plus seasons. He has been at Union since the 1996 season when he joined the staff as a graduate assistant. Before his arrival in Barbourville, Reid coached one year at Glenville State (W.Va.) College, his alma mater.
At Glenville State, Reid was a three-year starter, being named an All-Conference Honorable Mention following his sophomore and junior seasons. He had a solid senior campaign, earning All-Conference First Team honors. Reid helped Glenville State to the NAIA Division I championship game in 1993 and was a member of Glenville State's playoff team in 1994.
In 2004, Reid was inducted into the Vinton County (Ohio) High School Athletic Hall of fame.
Reid is married to the former Missy Hyde, and the couple resides in Corbin with sons Mitchell and Kenton.
Andre Linn is entering his 12th season as an assistant of the Bulldog football team.
This marks the 10th year in a row that Linn has served as the team's defensive coordinator. In 2006, the Bulldog defense had four First Team All-Conference selections as it held opponents to just 232 points - the 10th lowest point total allowed in program history. In addition, there have been 16 First Team Defensive All-Conference since Linn has been the defensive coordinator.
During his first two seasons, he served as the defensive line coach before coaching the linebackers and being named the defensive coordinator in 2003. In 2004, Linn was again the defensive coordinator along with coaching the defensive backs.
In addition to being the defensive coordinator, Linn will serve as the defensive backs coach. Linn coached the linebackers in 2005-06 and in 2008-09.
Prior to coming to Union in 2001, Linn spent two seasons as the defensive line coach at Randolph Macon (Va.) College. He spent one season at Juniata (Penn.) College as the offensive line coach.
Linn received his B.S. in Accounting from Juniata in 1998 and was a four-year letterman for the Eagles, earning First Team All-Conference honors in 1997. He received his M.A. in Education in 2002 from Union.
Linn is married to the former Amy Jo Killion, and the couple has three children – two daughters, Lillian and Lilah, and a son, Logan.
John Gray is beginning his ninth season at Union, serving as the defensive line coach. In 2004, he headed up the linebacking corps.
The Bulldogs produced their first First Team All-Conference selection on the defensive line under Gray in 2008. Union had not had a defensive lineman receive that honor since 1997. Union had another First-Team All-Conference selection from the defensive line in 2010. In addition, there have been 16 First Team Defensive All-Conference since Gray has been working with the Bulldog defense.
The Union defense limited opponents to 232 points in 2006 - the 10th lowest point total allowed in program history.
The Danville, Ky. native received his Bachelor's from the University of Tennessee at Martin in August of 2004. He played four seasons (1999-03) for the Skyhawks and was a team captain in 2003.
Marco Knorr is entering his eighth season -- seventh consecutive, with the Bulldogs. His time with the Bulldogs was split up by a two-year stint working in NFL Europe. Knorr will be the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the 2012 squad.
Under his watch, Knorr has had six players earn All-Mid-South Conference First Team honors with one being named the MSC East Offensive Player of the Year.
Prior to returning to Union, Knorr spent 2005 as the running back coach of the Colonge Centurions of NFL Europe. In spring of 2006, he served as both the running back coach and the special teams coordinator of the Centurions.
In 2004, he served as the Bulldogs' passing game coordinator.
Before coming to Union the first time, Knorr was the running back coach at Illinois Wesleyan University for two seasons. He also spent time in Germany playing and coaching on the Kiel Hurricanes, a semi-pro team.
Knorr played two seasons for Urbana (Ohio) University and finished his career at West Virginia University Tech. At Urbana, he was a Second Team All-Conference selection and named to Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette's NAIA All-American Team as an honorable mention in 1999. Knorr received 2002 BB&T WVIAC Senior-Scholar Award while at WVU Tech.
He received his B.S. from WVU Tech in 2002 and his M.S. from Illinois State University in 2004.
Knorr is married to the former Kellie Smith. The couple has two children.
Jonathan Abel is entering his first year as a member of the Bulldog coaching staff and will serve as the wide receivers coach.
Abel is very familiar with the Mid-South Conference as he was a four-year member of the Lambuth (Tenn.) University football team from 2005-08 where he played wide receiver. A three-time MSC Academic All-Conference Team member, Abel was named as a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete in 2008. He graduated from Lambuth in 2009 with a bachelors in psychology.
After leaving Lambuth, Abel obtained a masters in forensics psychology from Marymount (Va.) University.
A native of Collierville, Tenn., Abel served as a coach for the Collierville High football team in 2011.
Terron Cheadle is beginning his first season on the Bulldog staff and will coach the linebacker corps.
A former Bulldog himself, Cheadle played two seasons for Union on the offensive line. Prior to coming to Barbourville, he played at Antelope Valley College, a junior college in Lancaster, Calif.
Cheadle graduated from Union in May of 2012 with a degree in history and political science. He is currently working on his masters in education.