John Reagan enters his second season in 2004 at the Academy as the offensive line coach. In addition to his position coaching duties, Reagan also assists in special teams with the extra point and field goal teams.
Reagan's first season at the Academy was a huge success. The offensive line established itself as one of the best in recent memory at the Academy. In addition, Brett Huyser, Jesse Underbakke and Blane Neufeld earned all-conference honors. This season, Reagan takes over a young, inexperienced group. In any season, the key to the option attack is the offensive line.
Reagan was the offensive line coach at Temple before coming to the Academy. He directed the the defensive line at Temple for two years, before moving to the other side. A former standout offensive lineman at Syracuse, he joined the Owls' coaching staff in February 2000 after instructing the Akron defensive line in 1999.
In 2001, Reagan directed Temple's defensive front four to a productive campaign that saw Temple ranked 19th nationally in total defense and resulted in Dan Klecko becoming Temple's first unanimous all-Big East honoree and Raheem Brock being drafted in the seventh round of the NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Before coaching at Akron in 1999, Reagan was the tight ends coach and offensive tackle coach at Army in 1998. In 1997, he held the same position as an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania. Reagan spent the 1996 season as an offensive graduate assistant at Oklahoma State. He began his coaching career in 1994 as the assistant offensive line and fullback coach at Albany, where he remained until joining the Cowboys in 1996.
A native of Delmar, N.Y., Reagan graduated from Syracuse in 1994 with a dual major in exercise science and sport psychology. He was a three-year starter at center for the Orangemen. As a senior captain in 1993, Reagan earned the Ben Schwartzwalder Most Exemplary Football Player Award after leading his team to a 26-22 victory over Colorado in the Fiesta Bowl. While with the Orangemen, he also competed in the 1992 Hall of Fame Bowl when they outscored Ohio State 24-17. Reagan was twice named to the GTE Academic All-America team (1992-93) and was presented with the Toyota Leadership Award following his senior season.
Reagan and his wife, Carrie, live in Colorado Springs and have one daughter, Kaitlyn.