Entering his ninth full season as the Union College head football coach, Tommy Reid is beginning his 15th 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 47-year history of the program.
As the Bulldogs' head coach, Reid has compiled an 35-56 overall record. Under his tutelage, Reid has had one AFCA NAIA All-American Team and two NAIA All-American honorable mentions. In addition, 15 players have been honored by College Fanz Sports Network with
four landing on the Second Team, one making the Third Team, two on the
Fourth Team and eight others as honorable mentions. Reid has had two players named a NAIA First Team All-American by Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette. Additionally, three more were selected for the Third Team with 16 more earning NAIA All-American Honorable Mentions in Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette.
Additionally, 32 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 and one collecting the MSC Defensive Freshman of the Year nod.
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 offensive coordinator and the offensive line coach. He also serves the Union Department of Athletics as an assistant athletic director.
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.