Andy Reid

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Andy Reid
Andy Reid at Eagles training camp 2010-08-03.jpg
Reid, in 2010
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Kansas City Chiefs
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-03-19) March 19, 1958 (age 56)
Place of birth Los Angeles, California
Career information
Position(s) Offensive tackle, Tight End
College Brigham Young
Career highlights
Awards AP Coach of the Year (2002)
Sporting News Coach of Year (2000, 2002)
Pro Football Weekly Coach of Year (2002)
Maxwell Football Club NFL Coach of Year (2000, 2002)
Honors Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team
Head coaching record
Regular season 141–98–1 (.590)
Postseason 10–10 (.500)
Career record 151–108–1 (.583)
Championships won NFC (2004)
Stats
Coaching stats Pro Football Reference
Coaching stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1982

1983–1985

1986

1987–1988

1989–1991

1992–1994

1995–1996

1997–1998


1999–2012

2013–present
Brigham Young University
(graduate assistant)
San Francisco State University
(offensive line coach)
Northern Arizona University
(offensive line coach)
University of Texas at El Paso
(offensive line coach)
University of Missouri
(offensive line coach)
Green Bay Packers
(offensive assistant)
Green Bay Packers
(offensive line coach)
Green Bay Packers
(quarterbacks coach and assistant head coach)
Philadelphia Eagles
(head coach)
Kansas City Chiefs
(head coach)

Andrew Walter "Andy" Reid (born March 19, 1958) is a professional American football coach who is the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). Reid was previously the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, a post he held from 1999 to 2012.[1] From 2001 to 2012, he was also the Eagles' executive vice president of football operations, effectively making him the team's general manager. He led the Eagles to five NFC championship games, including four consecutive appearances from 2001-2004, and to Super Bowl XXXIX in 2004 where Philadelphia lost to the New England Patriots 24-21 in a close match up. On December 30, 2012, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie fired Reid.[2][3] On January 4, 2013, Reid reached an agreement to become the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.[4][5]

Early life[edit]

Born in Los Angeles, California, Reid attended John Marshall High School and worked as a vendor at Dodger Stadium as a teenager. He also played youth sports in Los Angeles, and among his coaches was Pete Arbogast, who is the radio announcer for the USC football team, and formerly the radio play-by-play man for the Cincinnati Bengals. In 1971 (at age 13) Reid appeared live on Monday Night Football during the Punt, Pass, and Kick competition.[6] Reid played offensive guard and defensive end at Brigham Young University for head coach LaVell Edwards.

College coach[edit]

After graduating from BYU in 1981 he spent one year as a graduate assistant on the school's football coaching staff. He spent the next nine years as an offensive line coach with four different colleges, including in 1986 with Northern Arizona University when he coached Frank Pollack, who went on to play for six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.[7]

NFL coach[edit]

He was hired as an assistant coach by the Green Bay Packers in 1992, the same year quarterback Brett Favre became a member of that team. Reid was named the Packers' quarterbacks coach in 1997, the season after the Packers won Super Bowl XXXI.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

The quality of Reid's work with the Packers attracted considerable notice throughout the league, leading to his being hired as the head coach of the Eagles on January 11, 1999. At the time, many in the local media in Philadelphia criticized the hiring, citing the availability of other candidates who had past records of success as head coaches. It was noted that Reid had never been an offensive coordinator or defensive coordinator.

In 2001, Reid was named executive vice president of football operations of the Eagles, effectively making him the team's general manager. Although the Eagles have had someone with the title of general manager since 2005 (Tom Heckert from 2005 to 2010, and Howie Roseman since 2010), Reid had the final say on football matters.[8]

Early years[edit]

The Eagles in 1998, then under coach Ray Rhodes, finished in a three-way tie for the NFL's worst record at 3-13.

The Eagles hired Reid as their head coach in 1999. They improved two games in 1999 to finish at 5-11 (including the team's first road victory in 19 games, a 20-16 win in Chicago on October 17). In 2000 the Eagles posted an 11-5 regular-season record and won their first playoff game since the 1995 season, beating Tampa Bay in Philadelphia on New Year's Eve.

In 2001, Reid's Eagles won the first of four consecutive National Football Conference's Eastern Division titles, the longest such streak in franchise history, and advanced to the conference championship game in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004, losing this game on the first three occasions. The 2003 team qualified for postseason play after opening the season with two losses, both at home, and was also the first NFL team ever to reach the conference title round of the playoffs after having been shut out at home on opening day. The 2004 team was the second NFC East squad to defeat all of its division rivals (New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, and Washington Redskins) twice during the same regular season (Dallas Cowboys did it in 1998). The Eagles made it to Super Bowl XXXIX but fell to the New England Patriots 24-21 in the final minutes.

2005-2006[edit]

The 2005 season was difficult for Reid, as he was unprepared to deal with wide receiver Terrell Owens' flamboyant persona, which led Reid to permanently deactivate him midway through the season. A couple of weeks later quarterback Donovan McNabb suffered a season-ending injury, leaving the Eagles without the services of two of their star players. The Eagles lost eight of their last ten games and finished 6-10.

The Eagles enjoyed a rollercoaster campaign under Reid in 2006. The season appeared to be lost by October with another season-ending injury to McNabb, turning a 4-1 start into a mid-season breakdown which left the team 5-5. After an embarrassing 45-21 defeat at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts, the Eagles were on the verge of elimination from the playoffs. Reid coached backup quarterback, Jeff Garcia, and the 5-6 Eagles, to victories over a slew of NFC rivals including the Carolina Panthers, Washington Redskins, New York Giants, and Dallas Cowboys. The Eagles, at 10-6, won the NFC East division title, as well as an NFC Wild Card game against the New York Giants. Their wild ride ended at the hands of an opportune Saints team in the NFC Divisional Round.

Reid speaks with Jeff Garcia in a 2006 game against the Washington Redskins.

2007-2011[edit]

In the 2008 season Reid led the Eagles to a 5th NFC Championship game, where they lost to the Arizona Cardinals 32-25. He also coached the NFC to a 30-24 win in the 2009 Pro Bowl.

In the 2009 season Reid failed to win a first round post-season game for the first time in his career, with his 11-5 Eagles being eliminated by the 1st place Dallas Cowboys 34-14 in the wild-card round. Over the off season the Eagles traded starting quarterback, Donovan McNabb, to the Redskins. After week 2 of the 2010 season, Reid named Michael Vick the starting quarterback of the Eagles.

Reid was named the Earle "Greasy" Neale Award winner for the third time in 2010.[9]

2012[edit]

Immediately at the end of the 2012 NFL season, on December 31, 2012, Jeffrey Lurie announced Reid's firing.[10] Reid was the longest-tenured head coach in the NFL prior to his release.[11] Reid provided encouragement to his successor as Eagles head coach, Chip Kelly.[1]

During his 14-year tenure, Reid has compiled the best win total (120), winning percentage (.609) and playoff victory total (10) in team history. He captured six division titles and five trips to the NFC Championship game. During this period, no other franchise earned more divisional playoff round appearances (7) and only Bill Belichick's New England Patriots exceeded Philadelphia's (5) conference championship game appearances with (6). Reid also sent 19 players to 44 Pro Bowl appearances, the highest total for any team in the NFL during that period. None of these players had ever appeared in a Pro Bowl before Reid was hired.[2]

Since 1990, only seven of the 73 first-time head coaches remained with their original team for eight or more years: Reid (1999-2012), Tennessee’s Jeff Fisher (1994–2010), Brian Billick (1999-2007 with Baltimore), Bill Cowher (1992-2006 with Pittsburgh), Dennis Green (1992-2001 with Minnesota), Tom Coughlin (1995-02 with Jacksonville), and Jack Del Rio (2003-2011 with Jacksonville).

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

On January 4, 2013, Reid reached a 5-year contract agreement to become the head coach of the Chiefs.[4][5] On the same day, the Chiefs fired general manager Scott Pioli. Originally, Reid's contract made him the final authority in football matters, the same power he had in Philadelphia.[12] However, a week later the Chiefs hired John Dorsey, who had previously worked with Reid as an assistant in Green Bay, as general manager. Reid and Chiefs owner Clark Hunt announced that Dorsey will have the final say in personnel matters. On the same day, Hunt announced that Reid will report directly to him; in the past Chiefs coaches reported to the general manager.[13]

On September 8, 2013, the Chiefs beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 28–2, winning Reid's first game as head coach. It was the widest margin of victory for the Chiefs on opening day since they defeated the Denver Broncos in 1963 by a score of 59–7.[14]

On September 19, 2013, Reid visited Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia for a Thursday Night Football game between the Chiefs and his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles. As Reid walked out onto the field before the game started, the crowd gave him a standing ovation. Reid's Chiefs went on to win the game 26-16. Reid was treated to a Gatorade shower by his team for the win.[15]

Reid inherited a team that had finished with the worst season in franchise history and led it to a 9-0 record to start the season, tied for the best start in franchise history. The Chiefs finished the season with an 11-5 record, before bowing out in the Wild Card round of the AFC playoffs.[16]

Head coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post-season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
PHI 1999 5 11 0 .313 5th in NFC East - - - -
PHI 2000 11 5 0 .688 2nd in NFC East 1 1 .500 Lost to New York Giants in NFC Divisional Game.
PHI 2001 11 5 0 .688 1st in NFC East 2 1 .667 Lost to St. Louis Rams in NFC Championship Game.
PHI 2002 12 4 0 .750 1st in NFC East 1 1 .500 Lost to Tampa Bay Buccaneers in NFC Championship Game.
PHI 2003 12 4 0 .750 1st in NFC East 1 1 .500 Lost to Carolina Panthers in NFC Championship Game.
PHI 2004 13 3 0 .813 1st in NFC East 2 1 .667 Lost to New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX.
PHI 2005 6 10 0 .375 4th in NFC East - - - -
PHI 2006 10 6 0 .625 1st in NFC East 1 1 .500 Lost to New Orleans Saints in NFC Divisional Game.
PHI 2007 8 8 0 .500 4th in NFC East - - - -
PHI 2008 9 6 1 .594 2nd in NFC East 2 1 .667 Lost to Arizona Cardinals in NFC Championship Game.
PHI 2009 11 5 0 .688 2nd in NFC East 0 1 .000 Lost to Dallas Cowboys in NFC Wild Card Game.
PHI 2010 10 6 0 .625 1st in NFC East 0 1 .000 Lost to Green Bay Packers in NFC Wild Card Game.
PHI 2011 8 8 0 .500 2nd in NFC East - - - -
PHI 2012 4 12 0 .266 4th in NFC East - - - -
PHI Total 130 93 1 .583 10 9 .526
KC 2013 11 5 0 .688 2nd in AFC West 0 1 .000 Lost to Indianapolis Colts in AFC Wild Card Game.
KC Total 11 5 0 .688 0 1 .000
Total 141 98 1 .590 10 10 .500

[17]

Coaching tree[edit]

NFL head coaches under whom Andy Reid has served:

Assistant coaches under Andy Reid who have become NFL head coaches:

Personal[edit]

Reid is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Reid met his wife Tammy in a physical education class at BYU. They had five children: sons Garrett, Britt, and Spencer, and daughters Crosby and Drew Ann. His oldest son, Garrett, was found dead August 5, 2012, in his room at training camp at Lehigh University from an accidental heroin overdose.[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andy Reid". philadelphiaeagles.com. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Lurie has already told Reid he’s fired". NBC Sports. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Andy Reid out as Philadelphia Eagles coach". nfl.com. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Rosenthal, Gregg (January 4, 2013). "Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs reach agreement". National Football League. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Reid agrees to become Chiefs coach". MSN.com. FoxSports.com. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ Hutchins, Andy (November 7, 2010). "Once Upon A Time, Andy Reid Was A Large Punt, Pass, And Kick Competitor". SBNation.com. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  7. ^ Scurfield, Nick (November 30, 2010). "Eagles’ Reid muses on former pupil Pollack". houstontexans.com. Retrieved January 10, 2011. 
  8. ^ "PFT Live: Andy Reid has final say on draft day". Profootballtalk.com. April 22, 2011. Retrieved May 30, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Maxwell Awards presented tonight at Harrah's in Atlantic City". pressofatlanticcity.com. March 4, 2011. Retrieved March 4, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Eagles Announce End Of Reid's Tenure". Philadelphia Eagles (NFL Enterprises LLC). December 31, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2012. 
  11. ^ Farmer, Sam. "Philadelphia Eagles fire Coach Andy Reid after 14 seasons". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  12. ^ Reid’s new five-year deal includes final say on KC personnel | ProFootballTalk
  13. ^ "Chiefs hire John Dorsey as GM". ESPN. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  14. ^ "Chiefs kick off Andy Reid era with rout of Jaguars". ESPN. September 8, 2013. 
  15. ^ Bell, Jarrett (September 20, 2013). "Just like old times for Andy Reid in Philadelphia". USA Today. 
  16. ^ 2003 vs. 2013: Which 9-0 Kansas City Chiefs team are you taking? - Arrowhead Pride
  17. ^ "Andy Reid Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on September 18, 2010. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Report: Browns to part ways with coach Pat Shurmur, GM". SI.com. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  19. ^ "D.A.: Garrett Reid died of accidental heroin overdose". 6 Action News. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 

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Achievements
Preceded by
Dick Vermeil
Winner of the Maxwell Football Club Coach of the Year Award
2000
Succeeded by
Dick Jauron
Preceded by
Dick Jauron
Winner of the Maxwell Football Club Coach of the Year Award
2002
Succeeded by
Dick Vermeil
Preceded by
Dick Jauron
Winner of the Sporting News Coach of the Year Award
2002
Succeeded by
Bill Belichick
Preceded by
Dick Jauron
Winner of the Profootball Weekly Coach of the Year Award
2002
Succeeded by
Bill Belichick