Official: Iowa LB coach Jim Reid Accepts Defensive Coordinator Role at Boston College

Official: Iowa linebackers coach Jim Reid leaves the Hawkeye program to become the defensive coordinator at Boston College.

It is official as a release was sent out about linebackers coach Jim Reid leaving Iowa to become the new defensive coordinator for Boston College. Reid coached at Iowa for three seasons as linebackers coach and lead, arguably, the most improved position unit for the Hawkeyes during the 2015 season.

Boston College head coach Steve Addazio is excited to bring him aboard. 

"I have known Jim Reid for a long time and have tremendous respect for the work he's done as a head coach, a coordinator and in the NFL," Addazio said in a statement. "He is an impact coach who has left an indelible mark everywhere he has been. He is an extremely high-energy guy with a tremendous passion for the game of football. His experience in the Northeast, at Boston College and with many people on our staff makes him an invaluable addition. He has a great ability to develop and lead players and will be an integral part in the progression of our program."

Now former Iowa assistant Jim Reid also issued comment regarding his new gig.

"First, I would like to thank Kirk Ferentz for the opportunity to work at Iowa; it was an honor to work with so many great players, fans and staff. I have great confidence in Steve Addazio's leadership and the direction the program is headed. Reid continued, "Boston College is a very special place; I know this because I worked there in 1994 around some dedicated, wonderful people in a very close-knit Jesuit community. BC develops great young people and is just a tremendous institution."

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz notes how grateful he is for Reid's contributions to the Hawkeyes over the last three seasons and wished him success in his next endeavor.

"Jim Reid has played a key role in our success in his three years on our staff, and we wish him continued success at Boston College," Ferentz stated in the release sent out earlier this morning. "Jim is a tireless worker who builds strong relationships with his players and his fellow coaches. He has been a very valuable member of our staff and his contributions to the program go beyond the playing field."

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