Coach shows compassion for family

Published 5:53 pm Wednesday, November 16, 2005

By By Matthew Nascone
Shane Reid doesn't believe his sporting accomplishments mean anything next to his family.
The first-year Northview head boys' basketball coach said all he has accomplished in his family life is more important than anything in his sports career.
"I've coached three sports, but I am most proud of my wife, Kelley, and my two-year-old daughter Katie Beth," Reid said. "I love coaching and I love kids, but when this is over and I go home and get to relax with them, that is a great feeling."
Reid and Kelley have been married three and a half years.
Reid was a three-sport athlete in high school and played basketball at Athens State University. He graduated from Athens State in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in social sciences and secondary education.
Reid took a job at Northview as a special education teacher and head boys' basketball coach in 2005. Reid said he was hooked on Northview after he was interviewed.
"After meeting with Ms. (Gayle) Weaver and coach Sammy Day I knew if they offered me the job that this is where I wanted to be," Reid said.
That job was right for him and now Reid finds himself under the coaching wing of Cody Keene again. Before becoming head boys' basketball coach at Northview Reid was an assistant coach for the football team under Keene at Oglethorpe County High School in Lexington, Ga.
Reid was an assistant basketball, football and baseball coach at Oglethorpe and is excited to be working with Keene again.
"What attracted me to the area was that I knew what kind of person coach Keene was and I knew what kind of program he ran," Reid said.
The move to a new area is nothing new for Reid. His family moved a lot when he was a child. His father worked for Tennessee Valley Authority and the family moved around from Killen to Chattanooga to Atlanta and back to Killen. He graduated from Brooks High School in 1998. He has moved from Madison to Athens to Bratt, Fla. since he has been married.
"I spent most of my life in Killen," Reid said. "But home is all over for me."

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