Ellen Reid was named head coach of Centenary's new competitive cheer and dance teams in June 2019.
Reid spent the past two years as the head cheerleading coach at the University of West Alabama and was also the assistant dance coach. In addition to her coaching duties, she managed the team's social media accounts and provided logistical support for event operations. In addition to her coaching duties at West Alabama, Reid worked as a graduate assistant in the student affairs office. She represented the institution at college fairs, helped with the promotional team for Tigers athletics, and assisted in planning, organizing, and working events for student affairs and student life. Prior to her time at West Alabama, Reid worked as the community events coordinator for the Brazos Valley Bombers collegiate summer league baseball team in Bryan, Texas. She also interned at both KBTX News in College Station and KLTV News in Tyler.
In high school, Reed cheered and was the captain of the school's dance team. She also competed at USASF Dance Worlds Competition twice in hip-hop. Reid cheered at Mississippi State University on the All-Girl Squad before transferring to Texas A&M University where she cheered on the All-Girl Competitive Squad. During her first year at TAMU, Reid was awarded Rookie of the Year on the cheer team, and competed at NCA Nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida all three years at TAMU.
Reid graduated from Texas A&M in 2017, majoring in communication and minoring in journalism. In 2019, she obtained her master's degree in student affairs in higher education from West Alabama.