Jay Reid

Jay Reid

POSITION Assistant Coach
ALMA MATER Wofford, '13

Jay Reid was hired as assistant men's basketball coach at Newberry College in the summer of 2016 and is entering his second season with the Wolves after aiding the team to an 18-win season in 2016-17.

In Reid's first season with the Wolves, Newberry finished with an overall 18-11 record while recording 13 conference wins. Newberry started the season off strong in an exhibition matchup against the NCAA final four bound South Carolina Gamecocks, scoring 89 points and making a total of 18 three-pointers. The Wolves' 89 points is tied for the most points scored on a Frank Martin led Gamecocks team. Hot shooting continued for the Wolves who hit 20 three-pointers in their upset win against No. 23 Lincoln Memorial.

Newberry led all Division I and II schools with an average of 14.2 three-pointers per game. Marshall Lange was named SAC Freshman of the Year and ECAC Rookie of the Year after averaging 12.8 points per game (ppg).

Reid came to Newberry after one season at USC Salkehatchie, where he served as associate head coach and recruiting coordinator for one of the youngest coaching staffs in the nation at any collegiate level.

He helped direct an offense that averaged 85 points per game and produced an NJCAA All-American, Raheem Freeman, who averaged 22 points per game while shooting 33% from three-point range. Reid also helped in the recruitment and development of 3 Division 1 players during his short time at Salkehatchie.  

He also focused heavily on developing classroom discipline having seven Salkehatchie players achieve above a 3.0 grade point average for the year.

Prior to his time at Salkehatchie, Reid coached at Davis & Elkins for two seasons. While at D&E, Reid helped bring players into the program from eight states, and helped the Senators finish two straight years among the top of the G-MAC in statistical categories such as field goal percentage offense, field goal percentage defense and overall rebounding.

During his first season with the Senators, Reid helped the Senators earn their most wins in a season since the 1985-86 season. During conference tournament play, the Senators defeated Cedarville, registering D&E’s first postseason win 1980.

Along with helping the Senators reach new heights in wins his first season, Reid helped guide the Senators to new highs in team grade point average as well as a 100% graduation rate. In his time at D&E, four players went on to sign professional contracts, guards Wesley Sprinkle and Brian Dixon were G-MAC statistical champions in three-point field goal percentage, both shooting 49% from behind the arc. 

His recruits included G-MAC All-Freshman Rickenjee Bellevue and Freshman of the Year Kevin Simpson. Devin Miller received a First Team All-Conference accolade and captured the league's scoring title, averaging 20 points per game and Kevin Bracy-Davis was a 2-time First Team All-Conference player and averaged 22.9 points per game his senior year, a Conference POY recognition and was named a Division II Honorable Mention All-American.

Prior to his time at Davis & Elkins, Reid spent four seasons with Wofford College as a student assistant coach and practice squad member with the men’s basketball program. 

In his four seasons at Wofford, the program was 79-55 overall record and the Terriers reached postseason play three times, including 2010 and 2011 NCAA Tournament appearances resulting in single digit losses to Wisconsin and BYU. Helping with all facets of the program, Reid helped in the recruitment process of the 2014 and 2015 Southern Conference championship teams.

In his time at Wofford, Reid helped in the development of players on and off the floor, resulting in an Honorable Mention All-American, 2 SoCon Players of the Year, a SoCon Defensive Player of the Year and a First Team Academic All-American. Reid also helped construct workouts for 10 All-SoCon players and 8 student-athletes who are currently playing or have played professional basketball in European and South American countries.

Currently working on his masters in Athletic Administration, Reid graduated from Wofford College in 2013 with a degree in Economics and a certification to teach high school in the Social Studies field. Reid is originally from Lexington, South Carolina where he played for his father, Joey Reid and Coach Bailey Harris at Lexington High School.