Clemson, SC --- Mike Reed, most recently the defensive backs coach at NC State the last six years, has been named Clemson defensive backs coach.
He replaces Charlie Harbison, who resigned at the end of the regular season to became an assistant coach at Auburn.
Reed has been an assistant coach at the college level for eight years and at the NFL level for five seasons. He coached NC State All-American David Amerson, who ranks third in ACC history in total interceptions with 18. As a professional coach with the Philadelphia Eagles, he worked with former Clemson All-American and nine-time Pro Bowl selection Brian Dawkins.
During his college career he was an All-ECAC selection and a second-team All-Big East choice in 1993. He was one of four captains of the 1994 Boston College team.
He played three seasons for Tom Coughlin, who has gone on to win two Super Bowl Championships with the New York Giants, and his senior year for Dan Henning, who has also gone on to coach in the NFL. Reed was the last selection of the 1995 NFL draft by the Carolina Panthers and he played two seasons for that team, 1995 and 1996. He also played for the NFL Europe team in Frankfurt and was the team