Irvington HS track coach Barnes Reid inducted into the Newark Hall of Fame

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IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington High School girls spring track and field coach Barnes Reid was among the inductees of the 2019 Newark Hall of Fame class during a ceremony at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark on Thursday, Oct 17.

Reid was a track star at Barringer High School, Essex County College and Seton Hall University. He has 39 years experience as a track and cross-country coach. In 1979, Reid was the first African-American health and physical education teacher hired by the Irvington Board of Education.

Reid has coached numerous individual and team champions on the conference, county, state and national levels. He also has received numerous honors and awards, including being inducted into the IHS Athletic Hall of Fame in the coach category this past May.