John Reagan, who spent the last two seasons as the offensive line coach at the United States Air Force Academy will serve as KU's offensive line coach and offensive run-game coordinator. He replaces Ed Warinner who recently accepted an assistant coaching position at the University of Illinois. At AFA, Reagan also assisted with several special teams units, including the extra point and field goal teams.
During Reagan's first year in Colorado Springs, the offensive line featured Falcon players Brett Huyser, Jesse Underbakke and Blane Neufeld who each earned All-Mountain West Conference honors. In 2004, Reagan took over a young, inexperienced group linemen and molded them into one of the top offensive lines in the MWC.
Reagan was the offensive line coach for one season at Temple before taking his position at the Academy. He directed the defensive line at Temple for two years, before his switch to the opposite side of the ball.
In 2001, Reagan directed Temple's defensive front four to a productive campaign that saw the school ranked 19th nationally in total defense. In addition, defensive tackle Dan Klecko became Temple's first unanimous All-Big East honoree while defensive end Raheem Brock was drafted in the seventh round of the NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Reagan joined the Owls' coaching staff in February 2000 after instructing the Akron defensive line in 1999. Before coaching at Akron, 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.
Reagan, a native of Delmar, N.Y., 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 Syracuse defeated 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, have a two-year-old daughter, Kaitlyn and a one-week old son, Daniel.