Thirty three years. 457 wins. Four national championships. It’s been an incredible ride for Ray Reid.
The Brentwood native and Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Ray Reid announced his retirement from coaching men’s soccer at UConn this week.
Reid, who started his career as the coach at Southern Connecticut, spent 25 years of his career at the Division I level.
“My time at UConn has been a fantastic experience both professionally and personally,” Reid said in a statement. “Unfortunately, my mother and father continue to experience health challenges and I want to be there for them as much as possible. I’ve been blessed to work with great assistant coaches and fantastic players. I have also been afforded the opportunity to learn from and interact with some of the top coaches in the country on a daily basis here in Storrs. UConn Nation has always been good to me and our student-athletes and I want to thank everyone, including administrators, support staff and facilities staff, who have worked tirelessly to benefit UConn men’s soccer. Finally, I would like to thank Tony Rizza and his family for their generosity and vision. The Rizza Performance Center is a state-of-the-art facility that benefits dozens of student-athletes every day and will serve as a driving force behind the continued success of UConn athletics.”