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Tennessee State Gives Reed Five Year Extension

Tennessee State gave Rod Reed a five-year contract extension. (Tenesseean photo)

Tennessee State’s Rod Reed became the first HBCU coach to win an FCS playoff game since Billy Joe at FAMU back in 1999. TSU has rewarded Reed for that win as well as his four seasons of successful football in Nashville with a five-year extension.

The deal will last through the 2018 season.

“I think that the extension is a credit to the accomplishments of our staff over the past two or three seasons,” Reed said. “I appreciate the commitment from the administration and it is good to know that we will have no worries other than keeping this football program at a championship level.”

Reed led TSU to a 10-4 record in 2013, earning an at-large bid to the FCS playoffs and defeating Butler 51-10. TSU was rewarded with the mythical Black College National Championship for the first time since 1982 based off those accomplishments.

Reed is 26-21 in his four seasons, 18-7 since 2012.

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