Rocks News · Salem Hires New Football Coach


Justin “JJ” Reed was named the head football coach of the Rocks.

Coach Reed has an extensive football coaching career as a longtime assistant coach. A native of Jenison, Reed has coached at Royal Oak, Warren De La Salle, and Sterling Heights Stevenson.

At Royal Oak, Reed served as the head junior varsity coach in 2011 and the varsity defensive coordinator in 2012-13. At Warren De La Salle, Reed served as the varsity linebackers coach in 2014-15 and was a part of their state championship season in 2014. At Sterling Heights Stevenson, Reed served as the defensive coordinator in 2016-17.

“I am excited to get started with the players, families, and Salem community. I look forward to getting to work and continuing to build on the solid football tradition,” Reed said.

Reed graduated from Grand Valley State University with a bachelor of science degree in secondary education and from Ohio University with a masters degree in athletic administration. He has held multiple physical education positions in Oakland and Macomb counties.

Reed and wife, Laura, reside in Royal Oak.