Amantia resigns as head coach of Reed football team

Published: Jan. 6, 2020 at 8:13 PM PST
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Reed Raiders football head coach Tony Amantia said Monday he will not be back with the team next season.

Amantia said he wants to spend more time with his family, limit the amount of travel he does, and that he didn't live up to his own expectations as head coach.

It's unclear right now who Reed will bring in as its next football coach.

Per Reed Athletics:

Reed High School’s Tony Amantia has resigned as the head football coach. Tony began coaching 28 years ago as a graduate assistant at the University of Nevada in 1992. Tony began his high school coaching career at Galena High School in 1994 as the defensive coordinator. Tony’s first head coaching position was at Bishop Manogue High School in 1996. Tony has also coached at Reno High school, Wooster High School (head coach), Damonte High School (head coach) and Reed High School (head coach). Tony had a remarkable career. Tony’s teams were the state’s runner-up in 1998 (Bishop Manogue HS), 2000 (Wooster HS), and 2017 (Reed HS). Reed High School thanks Tony for his commitment, leadership, and his passion for the game of football. Tony has a kids first mentality. He understands the game of football is a tool to inspire our youth to become the best individuals they can be. Tony is always a character before wins type of leader. Northern Nevada football has learned a lot from Tony over the years both on and off the field. Tony’s peers have a strong esteem for the person that he is. As Tony hands our program to his successor, Reed High School thanks Tony and his family for leading our kids with class. We also understand the importance of family and the role they play in Tony’s life. Thank you, Autumn (wife), Wyatt (son), and Mckayla (daughter). Once a Raider always a Raider.

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