NBA SKILLS COACH
In today's age trainers are popping up everywhere. Yet, few possess the coaching background that Reid Ouse has.
Reid began training in the New York City area, and quickly began making a name for himself in the competitive NYC market. Throughout the past year Reid has traveled all over the United States to work with over 2,000 athletes, including nationally recognized players at the youth, international, college & professional levels.
Through his time as a full-time trainer, Reid has helped over 60 players make the jump from high school to the college ranks.
While on the East Coast, Reid directed The Hoop School, New Jersey's premier basketball training program. The Hoop School program currently trains many of the top youth players in the area.
He also is the Director of Coaching for the NBA Big Man Clinic, based out of New York City. This organization is run through Bridg[i]lance, a non-profit organization created to help bring awareness to the lack of bone marrow donors in the minority community. The Big Man Clinic partners with many current and former NBA & WNBA players and coaches to provide training in inner-city areas.
The son of a long-time high school coach, Reid has spent a large portion of his life in gyms across the country.
After a knee injury cut his career short, Reid began coaching at the college level. His career as an assistant coach began at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, Minnesota. In his two years at UNW the program won over 40 games and two conference championships before making an appearance in the NCCAA National Tournament.
Reid then moved over to Bethel University, a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, arguably the best Division III conference in the country. During his time at Bethel, the program made the biggest comeback in MIAC history before advancing to the conference semi-finals. During his time at Bethel he was able to coach two conference MVP's in Taylor Hall & Kyle Zimmerman. Hall was selected to play in the Reese's D3 All-Star game and Zimmerman was named West Region Player of the Year.
After three seasons at Bethel, Reid became the top assistant at Waldorf College in Forrest City, Iowa. In his lone season at Waldorf the program defeated two Top 25 programs and had one of the best seasons in program history.
In the Spring of 2013, Reid accepted a position at Division II Minnesota State University Moohead. During his time at MSUM, the Dragons won their first conference championship in over 30 years and went on to win over 30 games in the past two seasons, tops in the country.
OFF THE COURT
Reid currently resides in Eden Prairie, MN with his wife, Amanda. They were married in May of 2015.
Amanda worked in television in New York City before their move to Minnesota. She now works in the private sector in downtown Minneapolis, as well as working with Catalyst Training as the Chief Operating Officer.
Reid comes from a large family and is the oldest of seven children. Reid's father was a well-respected high school coach in Minnesota. He held various positions in his nearly 20-year career, and was a part of multiple conference championships & a state tournament appearance.
The Ouse family now resides in Grove City, Ohio where his father work at Lower Lights Ministry. The ministry promotes the development, reconciliation and restoration of individuals and families in Franklinton area.
Karen's Kids was created in honor of Karen Ouse, the mother of Reid Ouse and Catalyst Training's biggest fan. Karen was legally the mother of 7 children, but she played the role of "mom" to many more. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July of 2016 and 46 days later went to be with Jesus.
In 2014, the Ouse family sold their family farm and moved to Columbus, Ohio to begin mentoring in the inner city. Karen was passionate about walking through life with people. Whether it was offering up a room in her home to someone in need, helping young mothers, or volunteering her time, Karen was always driven to help others.