Jaylan Reid comes to Virginia after working this past year at Virginia Tech as an assistant director for strength and conditioning with the Hokies’ football program. He previously worked as a graduate assistant at Georgia State and served as a strength and conditioning intern at his alma mater, Furman.
A two-time team captain at Furman, Reid was a four-year starter as a nose tackle for the Paladins. A two-time All-Southern Conference performer, he helped lead the squad to the 2018 conference title. He also earned the Iron Paladin Award, presented to the male student-athlete most dedicated to strength and conditioning in 2018-19.
In addition, Reid earned All-Southern Conference honors three times in track and field, winning the league’s 2017 shot put title. A certified strength and conditioning specialist, Reid graduated from Furman with a degree in business administration.