Kavis Reed was named Head Coach of the Edmonton Eskimos on December 10, 2010, his first head coaching job in the pro ranks. In his first season at the helm, Reed led an impressive turnaround in the club's fortunes as the Esks finished 11-7, second in the CFL Western Division and hosted their first playoff game since 2004. Reed was a finalist for the 2011 CFL Coach of the Year Award.
In 2012, the Eskimos finished the season with a 7-11 record and lost the East Semi-Final to Toronto.
A former defensive back with the Eskimos (1995-1999), Reed has spent nine seasons as an assistant coach in the CFL before becoming head coach of the Eskimos.
Kavis and his wife Darlene have two children, Tyra and Tarik, and reside in Edmonton full-time.
Kavis Reed’s Coaching History:
2011 – Present - Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) - Head Coach
2010 – Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) - Defensive Coordinator
2009 – Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL) - Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs
2008 – Toronto Argonauts (CFL) - Defensive Coordinator
2007 – Toronto Argonauts (CFL) - Defensive Assistant
2004-2006 – Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) - Defensive Coordinator
2002-2003 – Ottawa Renegades (CFL) - Defensive Backs
2001 – Toronto Argonauts (CFL) - Defensive Backs Coach and Special Teams Coordinator