John T. Reed is a self-publisher of books and a national newsletter on real-estate investment, and books on football coaching and baseball coaching and self-publishing. He has been a columnist on football coaching for American Football Quarterly magazine. He has sold over 160,000 books and 3 million newsletters. He has been quoted regularly in the national news media since the 1970s and has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows including Larry King Live, Good Morning America, and 60 Minutes. He was a real-estate investor for 23 years. He also worked as a bartender, property manager, real-estate salesman, banker, football coach, and volleyball coach. He has been married since 1975 and has three sons.
He was an Army officer in the U.S. and Vietnam and graduated from Army Airborne (paratrooper) and Ranger schools. Mr. Reed holds a Bachelor of Science degree from West Point and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.