Kavis Reed – General Manager
2016 – In his second season with the Alouettes, Reed has been promoted to Assistant Head Coach during the off -season while keeping his duties has special teams coordinator. Last season, he gave the Alouettes special teams a much needed boost as electrifying returner Stefan Logan racked up 1,168 yards on kickoff returns and 1,073 yards on punt returns, both CFL-bests last season as well as Alouettes team records. Under his guidance, rookie kicker Boris Bede maintained a CFL-best 65.2 yard average on kickoffs, which is also an Alouettes record, He made 90% of his field goals, which is also an Alouettes record.
After playing five seasons in the CFL between 1995 and 1999, Reed cumulated 13 seasons of coaching experience North of the Border, including three as the Edmonton Eskimos head coach from 2011 to 2013. In his first season as the Eskimos head coach, he led the team to an 11-7 record and a second place fi nish as well as Western Final berth. The team had only won seven games the previous year and Reed was named a coach of the year finalist.
In 2010, Reed was the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive coordinator and his unit was the best in the league against the pass and second best in total defence. The previous year, he was the Saskatchewan Roughriders special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach, helping the team reach the Grey Cup.
The Georgetown, SC native, saw his playing career as a Defensive Back with Eskimos come to a premature end in 1999 because of a neck injury. He began his CFL coaching career as the Toronto Argonauts special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach. Reed then coached the defensive backs with the Ottawa Renegades (2002-2003) before becoming the Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive coordinator (2004-2006). He was a defensive assistant coach with the Toronto Argonauts in 2007 before being promoted to defensive coordinator the following season.