|HEAD COACH HOUSTON REED|
Houston Reed comes to Chadron after serving as head men’s basketball coach for the past 10 years at Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colorado, where he put together a career winning record of 174-140, with an even more impressive 117-46 mark over the past five years.
During that successful five-year stretch, the Rattlers won the highly competitive NJCAA Region IX Tournament in 2012, made a repeat appearance in the title game in 2013, and most recently won the Region IX South Division in 2015-16 with a 15-1 conference record. Reed was voted the Region IX Coach of the Year in both 2012 and 2016.
In 2012, by virtue of winning the regional, Reed took his program to its first-ever NJCAA national tournament appearance, where they advanced to the Elite 8.
While at Otero, Reed coached 29 academic all-region and 12 academic All-American players. Four of his teams finished in the top-20 nationally for team grade point average. He placed 67 players to four-year institutions, including six to NCAA Division I schools in the past two years.
Prior to OJC, Reed was head boys’ basketball coach at Rocky Ford High School in Colorado, where he took a winless team to the Colorado 2A Sweet-16 in only two seasons.
As a player from 1998-2002, Reed first starred at OJC, where he holds the single-game scoring record (46) and currently sits 15th on the all-time scoring leader board. Following his graduation from Otero, he 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.