Roger Reid

Roger Reid (born August 3, 1946)

Teams coached: BYU Cougars, Southern Utah Thunderbirds 
BYU record: 152-77 (.664)
Southern Utah record: 54-97 (.358)
Overall record^: 206-174 (.542)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  5  (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (1994)
  • WAC Regular Season Champion:  3  (1990, 1992, 1993)
  • WAC Tournament Champion:  2  (1991, 1992)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2007-2012 Southern Utah
2005-2007 Snow CC
2003-2005 Hangzhou Horses
1998-2003 Phoenix Suns (asst)
1989-1996 BYU
1978-1989 BYU (asst)

Roger Reid Facts

  • Roger L. Reid
  • Born August 3, 1946
  • Hometown: Springville, Utah
  • Alma Mater: Weber State University (BA, 1968)
  • Was all-state in baseball and basketball at Springville HS (UT); first attended the College of Eastern Utah
  • Finished his degree at Weber State, where he played baseball and basketball (the latter for coach Dick Motta)
    • Spent four years playing minor league baseball in both the Atlanta Braves and Chicago White Sox farm systems
  • Started his coaching career in 1971, spending three years coaching Payson HS (UT) and four at Clearfield HS (UT)
  • First arrived at BYU in 1978, spending five seasons on Frank Arnold‘s staff as an assistant
    • Stayed on board in 1983 when Arnold was replaced by LaDell Andersen, coaching under Anderson for another six years (eleven years in total)
  • Elevated to head coach in 1989, taking over for Anderson at the helm
    • Went 152-77 during his tenure, going to the NCAA Tournament five times in his first six years
    • Claimed three WAC titles and won the WAC Tournament twice
    • Won 21+ games in each of his first six seasons before going 15-13 in year seven
    • Dismissed seven games into the 1996-97 season following a 1-6 start; reasons cited for his firing include a recruiting incident, disgruntled fans and alumni and poor attendance at home games
  • In 1998, Reid joined the staff of former BYU player and then-Phoenix Suns head coach Danny Ainge
    • Spent five years with the Suns: one under Ainge, three under Scott Skiles and one under Frank Johnson
  • Coached the Hangzhou Horses, a professional team in China’s top league, from 2003-05
  • Returned to the States in 2005 and spent two seasons as the head coach at Snow CC in Ephraim, Utah
    • Went 33-28 overall, including a 23-8 record in his second season
  • Hired in 2007 to be the head coach at Southern Utah, leading the Thunderbirds for five seasons
    • Was 54-97 during that time before retiring from coaching in March 2012
  • Inducted into Eastern Utah Athletic Hall of fAme and the Utah Sports Hall of Fame (c/o 2015)
  • Along with his wife, Diane, is the father of five children

Roger Reid Coaching Tree

  • Austin Ainge (Maine Red Claws)
  • Charles Bradley (Loyola Marymount, Metro State)
  • Tony Ingle (Dalton State, Kennesaw State, BYU)


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only