Craig Reed


USSF “A” License
USYS National Youth Diploma
Head Coach, Downingtown East Girl’s Varsity

Craig started working full time as a soccer coach after he graduated from Coastal Carolina in 2007. Since then, he has dedicated his career to helping youth players develop and reach their personal goals. His objective is to use soccer as a teaching tool to learn valuable life lessons. He has a reputation for instilling good sportsmanship in his players and for setting an outstanding example for the conduct of his players and staff. He currently coaches the Downingtown East Girls Soccer team, leading the team to 2009 District Champions, 2010/2011, 2013 & 2018 Ches Mont Champions and 2013 District Finalists. He was also named 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2018 Ches Mont Coach of the Year as well as 2013 and 2018 Daily Local News Coach of the Year. Craig has trained and coached multiple players over the last five years who are playing DI, DII, and DII soccer at the collegiate level, including Kelly Kerrigan the Pennsylvania Gatorade State Player of the Year. Craig has worked with many players and teams at the club, regional, and national level. He has a passion for helping any youth player achieve their individual aspirations. In addition, Craig has coached the Ches Mont Player of the Year five times including players: Kelly Kerrigan (2011), Linnea Faccenda (2013), Emma Steigerwald (2016), Taylor Platt (2017) and Emily Buckner (2018).

Craig grew up in McMurray, PA and started playing soccer in the Peters Township Youth Leagues. Along with club soccer at Penns Forest FC and Beadling Soccer Club Craig was on the PA West ODP State team for five years. Craig was a Division 1 soccer player at Coastal Carolina University, winning the Big South Championship 4 times and being named a team captain his senior year.