Nick has been serving athletes and coaches at various levels and in a variety of sports for his entire professional career. Coaching has allowed Nick the opportunity to be a servant-leader who loves and encourages athletes and coaches to use their unique talents and giftings to bless those around them. Nick is a certified 3Dimensional coach and presenter, USA Weightlifting level 1 sports performance coach, and licensed middle school and high school coach. He also has an M.S. in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University at Irvine.
Nick earned his undergraduate degree in biology and secondary education at Central College in Pella, Iowa. While at Central, Coach Reed played American football as an offensive lineman for four seasons and served as a student strength and conditioning coach. In 2007, he received all-conference and all-region honors, earned the Bruce Wendt Award for outstanding offensive lineman, was honored as Central College’s strength and conditioning athlete of the year, and was named to the D3football.com All-American team.
After graduating from Central, Nick accepted a biology teaching position at Oskaloosa High School in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and also served the community for eight years as a football, wrestling, and track coach. Also, as the head strength and conditioning coach, he restructured Oskaloosa’s strength and conditioning program into one whose primary goals were reducing injuries and increasing each athlete’s performance in their respective sport.
Alongside his family, Nick has been applying his passion for seeing communities transformed through sport in the country of Turkey since 2016. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Lyndi, and he is the father of two children, Hannah and Abraham.