Roger Reid

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Roger Reid is a retired basketball coach. In 1978 he became the assistant coach at Brigham Young University under Frank Arnold and Ladell Andersen. After 11 years he became head coach for seven and one-half years. During his time as head coach, he compiled a winning percentage of .680, 151 wins and 71 losses, which was the highest of any BYU basketball coach in the modern era. He was WAC Coach of the Year in 1990 and 1992.

In December 1996, BYU announced that Reid would no longer be head coach. The change was due to, as athletic director Rondo Fehlberg said, “declining attendance at home games and lack of fan and booster support.”[1] Other contributing factors have been mentioned informally.

Prior to his appointment at BYU, Reid was drafted and played professionally as a shortstop for both the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago White Sox minor league farm systems over four seasons (eventually playing at the AAA level). He coached high school basketball in Payson and Clearfield. After leaving BYU, he was assistant coach for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns under Danny Ainge, He also coached at the junior college, and international levels until his retirement in 2012.

Reid was born on August 3, 1946, and attended high school in Springville, Utah, where he was all-state in both baseball and basketball. He played both sports at the College of Eastern Utah before moving to Weber State University where he earned all conference honors in baseball and played on the Big Sky Conference championship basketball team and played for former NBA coach Dick Motta.