P.O. Box 15824, Asheville, NC 28813
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What is GLADIATOR SPORTS?
Our mission: Reaching young men for Christ through athletics. Using the core values of Commitment, Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Teamwork and Valor. Mentoring young men, teaching the importance of and how to apply these core values to real life.
With nearly twenty years of playing/coaching experience, Reid Bennett
brings knowledge and passion to the sport of football. Reid had thirty-three consecutive starts playing for the University of Memphis as a standout offensive lineman. His senior year he served as team captain and was awarded all-conference honors as well as being named first team All South Independent. Reid also played in the Arena Football League with the Tampa Bay Storm under Coach Fran Curci and won The Arena Bowl Championship. Furthermore, Reid’s coaching career started at Mississippi State University where he worked with Coach Rick Trickett and the bulldog offensive line. Coach Trickett is one of the top and most respected offensive line coaches in all of college football. Reid then moved to the high school level and assisted Coach
Mike Knighton at Christ School in Arden, NC where he worked with the offensive and defensive lines. Reid also assisted head coach Noel Hendrix with The Asheville Saints (working with the offensive and defensive lines), where the Saints won the PFL Championship. Reid was later named head coach for The Asheville Saints and led the team to the semi finals. Currently, Reid is the founder of The Carolina Gladiators, an independent high school aged sports program in the Asheville, NC area.