Mike Santiago and the 'Jacks open spring practice Thursday.
March 19, 2002
NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Stephen F. Austin head football coach Mike Santiago has announced the addition of two new members of his coaching staff at the university. Scott Reed, a former quarterback at the University of Arkansas and a high school coach in the state of Tennessee, and Greg Stevens, a former assistant at Arkansas-Monticello and Snow College in Utah, have joined the staff and will begin work with the 'Jacks this Thursday as spring practice opens. Reed and Stevens fill vacancies created by the departure of former assistant coaches Mark Bradley and Kevin Goodwin.
"I'm pleased that we've been able to add to the staff with two coaches the calibre of both Scott Reed and Greg Stevens. Both of these coaches are fine offensive coaches and will bring a great deal of expertise to that side of the ball," said Santiago.
Reed joins the SFA staff after spending the past four years as the head coach at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, Tennessee. Reed also spent two seasons as an assistant at Bartlett prior to taking over the head coaching duties. As a head coach, Reed's teams went 30-17 in his four year stint, making playoff appearances each season. Following the 1999 season, Bartlett advanced to the state semifinals for the first time in school history.
The 1987 University of Arkansas graduate began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Arkansas for Ken Hatfield, coaching in three bowl games while a member of the Razorback staff. As a player at Arkansas, Reed played four seasons as a quarterback for coach Lou Holtz. Reed played in three bowl games as a player, the 1980 Hall of Fame Bowl, the 1981 Gator Bowl and the 1982 Bluebonnet Bowl.
The Jacksonville, Arkansas native will coach quarterbacks for the Lumberjacks..
Greg Stevens joins the SFA staff after spending the past three years as the offensive coordinator at the University of Arkansas-Monticello. During Stevens' time in Monticello, the Boll Weevils finished the top five nationally in both total offense and scoring offense, breaking 30 school records along the way. Stevens has also made coaching stops at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, coaching defensive backs and special teams, and also spent three years as the offensive coordinator at Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher, Arizona.
Stevens' offensive units were consistently among the tops in the nation during his tenure at Eastern Arizona, and helped the team to the 1997 ACCAC championship.
A 1992 graduate of Eastern Oregon University, Stevens began his playing career as a quarterback at Snow College, earning All-American honors in 1989. At Eastern Oregon, Stevens was the starting quarterback and team MVP in 1991. He will coach receivers at SFA.
The 'Jacks open spring practice this Thursday afternoon at Homer Bryce Stadium.