For the past 30 years, Chuck Reid has developed an impressive resume coaching high school football in both the public and prep sectors, highlighted by guiding Proctor Academy to the New England Prep Championship in 2006. On Monday, March 2, Hill School Director of Athletics Seth Eilberg introduced Reid as the School’s next head football coach.
Reid replaces Jeff Hollway, who has accepted a position as Director of Athletics at Kent Denver School in Denver, Colorado, effective July 1, 2020.
Reid comes to The Hill from Franklin Road Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has been an assistant coach for the past two seasons. Prior to his tenure at Franklin Road, Reid was the head coach at Loomis Chaffee School, where he resurrected a program that had won just three games in the five seasons prior to his arrival.
“We are ecstatic that Chuck Reid will direct the next chapter of Hill Football,” Eilberg said. “Chuck cares deeply about the student-athlete experience and has dedicated his life to that work. He will significantly impact our Hill community across the board and shares our belief in the power of education through athletics. His football resume speaks for itself. A proven winner, Coach Reid will develop the full potential of our football players, both on-and-off the field. I know Coach Reid will build our football program with high character student-athletes who display toughness, discipline, and humility.”
In addition to coaching football, Reid will join the School’s mathematics department.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining The Hill Community,” Reid said. “My wife, Terri, and I are looking forward to moving to campus and being a part of the community. The mission of the football program will be to develop the whole person through education and competition, with the purpose of making the most of the gifts that have been bestowed upon us. We will build young men by pursuing excellence, and we will build champions by teaching accountability, brotherhood, character, commitment, ethical and moral behavior on and off the field, leadership, and teamwork. We will win with humility, and lose with grace, as winning is not an end in itself; it is the lessons learned in football that the young men in the program will carry throughout the rest of their lives. Finally, and most importantly, our priorities will be, in order, Faith, Family, Academics, and Football.”
A 1990 graduate of Framingham State University, Reid landed his first coaching job as an assistant at Denbigh High School in Newport News, Va. in the fall of 1990. Reid spent the next eight years honing his teaching and coaching skills as he and his wife, Terri, started their family in Virginia.
After earning his Masters of Science-Education from Old Dominion University in 1997, Reid returned to New England. He spent two years as the defensive coordinator at UMass Boston and three years as the head coach at North Reading High School. His introduction to the boarding school world came in 2003 when he joined the football staff Proctor Academy as an assistant to former Hill head football coach Tom Eccleston III, who Reid considers one his mentors. Reid spent the 2004 season as an assistant at Tilton School and then returned to Proctor as head coach in 2005. Reid was the head coach at Proctor for four seasons, during which time his teams enjoyed immense success. The Hornets posted two-consecutive undefeated seasons, and in 2006 the team won the New England Prep Championship.
Prior to the 2009 season, Reid accepted an offer to become head coach at Loomis Chaffee School, taking over a team that was winless in 2004 and 2005 and won three total games between 2006 and 2008.
He quickly transformed the Pelicans into a formidable squad and led the program on a successful run during his eight-year tenure as head coach. In all, Reid has spent 12 seasons as a head prep school coach, and he brings a career prep school record of 61-34 to Pottstown. Moreover, more than 100 of his players moved on to play collegiate football.
In the offseason, Reid is the director of the US Sports Camps – Contact Football summer camp.
Throughout his tenure in the private school world, Reid has taught various levels of mathematics ranging from Algebra I to Calculus, and he will join Hill’s mathematics department. Additionally, at both Loomis and Proctor he and his family resided in dormitories and Reid served as a dorm head.