Matt Nagy

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Matt Nagy
Chicago Bears
Position: Head coach
Personal information
Born: (1978-04-24) April 24, 1978 (age 40)
Dunellen, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Manheim (PA) Central
College: Delaware
Undrafted: 2002
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
TDINT: 374–55
Passing yards: 18,866
Passer rating: 115.11
Head coaching record
Regular season: 1–1 (.500)
Player stats at

Matt Nagy (born April 24, 1978) is an American football coach and former quarterback who is the head coach of the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Delaware, and subsequently was signed as a street free agent by the New York Dragons of the Arena Football League (AFL). He played for the Dragons, Carolina Cobras, Georgia Force and Columbus Destroyers of the AFL for six seasons before beginning his NFL coaching career.

Playing career[edit]

Nagy played high school football for Manheim Central High School in Pennsylvania, and played college football for the University of Delaware. At Delaware, he was a teammate of current Kansas City Chiefs General Manager, Brett Veach.[1]

Nagy played for the New York Dragons in 2002, working as the team's color commentator for radio broadcasts during the 2002 and 2003 seasons when he was not on the active roster.[2] He played for the Carolina Cobras in 2004. He replaced injured quarterback Jim Kubiak early in the 2005 season and led the Georgia Force to ArenaBowl XIX. Nagy was traded to Columbus during the 2006 offseason, and played in two seasons with the team before the AFL folded in 2009. In 2007, Nagy led the Destroyers to ArenaBowl XXI, but lost in the championship game to the San Jose SaberCats.


Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Int Rtg Att Yds TD
2002 New York 105 178 59 1,242 27 5 106.5 5 4 0
2004 Carolina 237 348 68.1 2,371 47 6 113.8 7 8 3
2005 Georgia 260 378 68.8 3,003 66 10 121 5 14 2
2006 Georgia 372 527 70.6 4,265 85 11 125.5 18 -1 5
2007 Columbus 339 545 62.2 3,545 75 15 103.9 16 14 6
2008 Columbus 358 576 62.2 4,440 74 8 112.33 16 24 6
Career 1,671 2,552 65.5 18,866 374 55 115.11 67 63 22

Stats from ArenaFan:[2]

Coaching career[edit]

High school[edit]

During the 2002 and 2003 high school football seasons, Nagy spent time at Cedar Crest High School in Lebanon, Pennsylvania[3] as the quarterbacks coach, as well as serving as the Junior Varsity Offensive Head Coach. While at CCHS, Nagy introduced many plays from his college days at Delaware.

Nagy was also an assistant coach at Manheim Central High School.[3]

From 2008–2009, Nagy was the offensive coordinator for the Palmyra Cougars of Palmyra Area High School in Palmyra, Pennsylvania.[3]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Nagy was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles on August 10, 2009 after an injury to backup quarterback Kevin Kolb. Nagy had been working for the Eagles as a coaching intern prior to his signing. The NFL disapproved his contract the following day because it was found he was still under contract with the AFL, even though the league had folded.[4] Philadelphia disclosed at a press conference that they would not pursue a re-signing of Nagy, but that he would continue to be a coaching intern for the team. He was promoted to coaches assistant on February 9, 2010.[5] He was promoted to offensive quality control coach on March 2, 2011.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

On January 11, 2013, Nagy became the quarterbacks coach for the Kansas City Chiefs.[6] He served under head coach Andy Reid, under whom he previously worked as the quality control coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. In 2016, he was promoted to offensive coordinator.[7]

In December 2017, with the Chiefs at 6–5 following a 5–0 start to the season, Reid ceded play-calling duties to Nagy.[8] Under Nagy, the Chiefs finished the regular season 4–1 and averaged 28.6 points during the stretch.[9]

Chicago Bears[edit]

On January 8, 2018, Nagy was hired as the head coach of the Chicago Bears, the 16th in team history.[10] In assembling his staff, Nagy hired various coaches with previous ties to him, including fellow Chiefs co-offensive coordinator Brad Childress as a senior offensive consultant,[11] former Chiefs assistant special teams coordinator Brock Olivo in the same position,[12] Delaware teammate Brian Ginn and Eagles colleague Bill Shuey as quality control coaches,[13] and ex-Dragons teammate Mike Furrey as wide receivers coach.[14]

Coaching tree[edit]

NFL head coaches under whom Matt Nagy has served:

Head coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Postseason
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
CHI 2018 1 1 0 .000 TBD in NFC North
Total 1 1 0 .000


  1. ^ "10 Things to Know About New Chiefs GM Brett Veach". 
  2. ^ a b "Matt Nagy". Retrieved August 11, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Matt Nagy lands a job with the Eagles". February 8, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-15. 
  4. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (August 11, 2009). "League disapproves Matt Nagy contract". Retrieved February 1, 2018. 
  5. ^ McLane, Jeff (February 10, 2010). "Matt Nagy gets administrative job with Eagles". Archived from the original on February 12, 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  6. ^ Reinhart, Jeff (January 11, 2013). "Kansas City Chiefs tab former Manheim Central standout Matt Nagy as QB coach". "The Patriot News". Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ Campbell, Kirstie (December 3, 2017). "Chiefs coach Andy Reid gives up play-calling duties, report says". Sporting News. Retrieved January 9, 2018. 
  9. ^ Finley, Patrick (January 8, 2018). "Why the Chiefs' Matt Nagy makes sense as the Bears' next head coach". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved January 9, 2018. 
  10. ^ Biggs, Brad (January 8, 2018). "Bears hire Matt Nagy as franchise's 16th head coach". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 8, 2018. 
  11. ^ Dickerson, Jeff (February 5, 2018). "Brad Childress expected to join Bears head coach Matt Nagy's staff". ESPN. Retrieved March 2, 2018. 
  12. ^ Finley, Patrick (January 19, 2018). "Brock Olivo named Bears assistant special teams coach". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved January 19, 2018. 
  13. ^ Eurich, Matt (February 5, 2018). "Report: Bears to hire Bill Shuey and Brian Ginn as assistants". Retrieved March 2, 2018. 
  14. ^ "Limestone football coach Mike Furrey steps down". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. January 12, 2018. Retrieved January 12, 2018. 

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