Born on July 25, 1956
Bloomington, Indiana
Inducted On
August 4, 2023
Location Inducted
Brownstown, Indiana
Region Number
Brownstown Central High School
Bloomington South High School
Reed played football at Bloomington South and was named to the AP All-State team in 1973. While playing at Bloomington South, they had a 60 -game winning streak and were the last mythical state champion football team in 1972. He played in the IFCA North/South All-Star game in 1974. He also ran track and qualified for the state meet in the 100 & 200 in 1974.
Michigan State University, University of Arizona, Murray State University
B.A., M.A.
1980, 1982
Reed started his college career as a scholarship football player at Michigan State before transferring to the University of Arizona, where he finished his playing career and earning his B.A. degree.
May currently ranks 12th in all-time wins with 291 (as of the conclusion of the 2022 season. He was the IFCA president in 2012-13. He served as IFCA committee co-chair in 2011 who proposed a 6th class, the success factor and seeding to the IHSAA executive committee. Reed has served on the IFCA Coaches Rating Board & Class 2A & 3A All-State selection teams for over 20 years. He has been the IFCA Region 10 Advisor from 2019-present. He has served as Region 10 Director & Director-Elect multiple times. In 1996, he coached in the IFCA North/South All-Star game. He has been honored by the Indianapolis Colts as their "Coach of the Week" in 2002, 2008, 2013, and 2021.
Reed and his wife Joann have three children: Kayla Guthrie, Rylee May & Emme May.
Reed began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Arizona in 1979. He then went to Murray State University, where he assisted from 1980-1983. Western Illinois was his next coaching stop, where he assisted from 1984-85. Reed returned to Indiana to be an assistant football coach at Franklin College in 1986. Reed left college coaching and became a high school assistant at Owensboro High School in Kentucky from 1988-1991. In 1992 he became an assistant coach at Perry Meridian. In 1993, he became the Head Football Coach at Brownstown Central High School, where he currently coaches. His record at Brownstown Central is 291-62 for a 82.4% winning rate. Prior to Coach May taking over the football program in 1993, Brownstown Central had only 8 winning seasons in 28 years and had never won a sectional game. Since 1993, Brownstown Central has won 20 Mid-Southern Conference Championships, 13 Sectional Championships and 3 Regional titles. Brownstown Central has won 82% of its games and has recorded 12 undefeated regular seasons.