Reed is entering his second season as the Head Coach for the Forest City Owls. Reed is currently the pitching coach at Greensboro College. Reed came to Greensboro College from Pfeiffer University, where he served as an assistant coach for three seasons. Coaching runs in Reed's family as his father, Marty, is the bullpen coach for the Atlanta Braves. Over the years, Reed has had the opportunity to listen to pitching and bullpen coaches from five major-league teams speak about pitching, as well as Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax and current Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw. Reed also has coached in the Northwoods Collegiate Baseball League in 2015, helping pitcher Alex Hermeling not only win Northwoods League Pitcher of the Year honors but also sign a free-agent contract with the Dodgers.
Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Reed was a starting pitcher for the University of South Florida. As a freshman and sophomore, Reed served as a mid-week starter before being named a weekend starter in his final two seasons. For his career, Reed posted a 14-8 record and a 4.50 ERA, with victories over the University of Florida, Louisville, and Miami. He twice led the conference in pickoffs, while also pitched two scoreless innings against the 2012 New York Yankees. Reed was drafted, out of West Stanly High School in North Carolina, in the 44th round of the 2008 MLB draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Reed lead the Owls to a first and second half western conference championships and runner ups in the CPL Petitt Cup tournament.
Conaway is entering his first season as an Assistant coach for the Forest City Owls. He recently graduated from Lander University where he played OF. Conaway also played for the Owls for one season in 2017. Conaway is from Aiken, SC and attended Aiken High School.
Bolton is entering his first season as an Owls Assistant Coach. He is currently an assistant at Pfeiffer University. Bolton is joining the coaching staff to gain valuable coaching experience for the future. Bolton played for Pfeiffer University as a RHP posting a 2012 Pfeiffer record with 6 saves, Bolton's career was cut short due to shoulder injuries. Bolton is from Shelby, NC and attended Crest High School.