About Coach Reed
Houston Reed will be entering his eighth year as the Otero Junior College head men's basketball coach. Coach Reed returns to Otero after graduating from Otero in 1999.
Coach Reed graduated from Olathe High School in Olathe, Colorado as an all-state player and holds the single game scoring mark with 39 points in a single game. Coach Reed red-shirted for a season at Otero and then competed as a Rattler from 1998-2000. While at Otero, the Rattlers won two Region IX sub-region titles, Reed earned all-region honors as a sophomore, and was twice named academic all-region. Coach Reed also holds the record for most points scored in a single game in school history with 46 points vs New Mexico Junior College, and currently sits 13th on the all-time scoring leader board. Following Otero, Coach Reed played for two seasons at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota under legendary coach Don Meyer who leads the NCAA in all-time wins. While at Northern, Reed was part of a conference championship and twice was recognized with a NSU scholar-athlete award. He also worked several coaching clinics under Don Meyer that featured Dick Bennett, Pat Summit, and John Wooden.
In his seven year stint as the head coach at Otero, Coach Reed has placed 54 players to four-year institutions including six to division one schools in the last two years. He has coached 29 academic all-region and 12 academic all-American student-athletes. Reed was named 2012 Region IX Coach of the Year and 2012 District 9 Coach of the Year. In 2012 Otero won the Region IX championship for the first time in school history earning them a trip to Hutchinson, Kansas for a birth in the National Tournament. The Rattlers advanced to the elite eight of the tournament. Last season the Rattlers competed in the NJCAA Region IX championship game for the second year in a row. In five of seven seasons the Rattlers have been ranked in the top ten in the nation in team grade point average, including a 6th in the nation ranking in the 2012 season.
Coach Reed is married to Leah (Abdulla) Reed, a former Lady Rattler, and they have two children, Olivia 10, Johnathan 8, and 13 nieces and nephews.