Kavis Reed

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Kavis Reed
Montreal Alouettes
Born: (1973-02-24) February 24, 1973 (age 45)
Georgetown, South Carolina
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) General manager
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
College Furman
Career history
As administrator
2016–present Montreal Alouettes (GM)
As coach
2001 Toronto Argonauts (DBC/STC)
20022003 Ottawa Renegades (DBC)
20042006 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (DC)
2007 Toronto Argonauts (Defensive assistant)
2008 Toronto Argonauts (DC)
2009 Saskatchewan Roughriders (RBC)
2009 Saskatchewan Roughriders (STC)
2010 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (DC)
20112012 Edmonton Eskimos (HC)
2012 Edmonton Eskimos (HC/OC)
2013 Edmonton Eskimos (HC)
20152016 Montreal Alouettes (STC)
2017 Montreal Alouettes (Interim HC)
As player
19951999 Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1997
CFL West All-Star 1997

Kavis Reed (born February 24, 1973) is the general manager of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.[1] He also served three years as the head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos leading them to one West Final game. He played professionally as a defensive back for the Eskimos from 1995 to 1999.

Playing career

Reed played for the Edmonton Eskimos from 1995 to 1999. He was named a CFL All-Star in 1997 and played in his first and only Grey Cup which was a loss to the Toronto Argonauts. In the following off-season, he signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in February 1998, but after his release, he re-joined the Eskimos in August 1998. He suffered a career-ending neck injury in 1999 and retired soon after. He finished his professional playing career with 205 tackles, 20 interceptions, and five touchdowns in 67 games played.

Coaching career

After 10 years as an assistant coach in the CFL, Reed was hired as head coach for the Edmonton Eskimos, being named the 19th head coach in Eskimos history on December 10, 2010 after signing a three-year contract.[2] He was released from his contract on November 4, 2013, after a 4-14 season.[3]

Head coaching record

Team Year Regular season Postseason
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Result
EDM 2011 11 7 0 .611 2nd in West Division 1 1 Lost West Final
EDM 2012 7 11 0 .388 4th in West Division 0 1 Lost East Semi-Final
EDM 2013 4 14 0 .222 4th in West Division - - Failed to Qualify
MTL 2017 0 7 0 .000 4th in East Division - - Failed to Qualify
Total 22 39 0 .361 0 Division
1 2 0 Grey Cups

Personal life

Reed lives in the Montreal suburb of Kirkland during the season and in Edmonton during the off-season with his wife Darlene and their two children, Tyra and Tarik. Other immediate family members include: mother Mary Dean Reed and sisters Dionnia, Ashley, and Sasha Reed all of South Carolina.[4]


  1. ^ New era begins in Montreal as Als announce revamped leadership team
  2. ^ https://www.cfl.ca/article/esks-officially-announce-reed-as-head-coach
  3. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/kavis-reed-fired-by-eskimos-after-4-14-season-1.2355469
  4. ^ http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sports/Kavis+Reed+expected+unveiled+Edmonton+Eskimos+next+head+coach+Friday/3948607/story.html

External links

  • Edmonton Eskimos bio
  • Montreal Alouettes bio
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