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Tennessee State extends Rod Reed, taking him off the market

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By Steven J. Gaither

Earlier this week, Bethune-Cookman felt the sting of losing its football coach to another HBCU. Tennessee State decided it didn’t want to go down the same path, so it extended coach Rod Reed on Friday.

“I am very thankful that our Director of Athletics Teresa Phillips and administration have shown a commitment to this program and myself,” Reed said. “Leaving TSU would have been tough to do because I feel like there is more left to be accomplished.”

Reed’s extension comes after Bethune-Cookman appeared to have shown interest in having him replace Brian Jenkins, who bolted for Alabama State earlier this week.  Immediate terms of the deal have not been made available. Earlier this year, Reed signed an extension to keeping him at his alma mater through 2018.

TSU has gone 31-27 in Reed’s five seasons at the helm.

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