Andy Reid

Andy Reid
Reid with the Chiefs in 2016
Kansas City Chiefs
Position: Head coach
Personal information
Born: (1958-03-19) March 19, 1958
Los Angeles, California
Career information
High school: Los Angeles (CA) John Marshall
College: Brigham Young
Career history
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Head coaching record
Regular season: 183–120–1 (.604)
Postseason: 11–13 (.458)
Career: 194–133–1 (.593)
Coaching stats at PFR

Andrew Walter Reid (born March 19, 1958) is an American football coach who is the current head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL).[1] Reid was previously the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, a position he held from 1999 to 2012.[2] 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 National Football Conference (NFC) championship games, including four consecutive appearances from 2001–2004, and one Super Bowl appearance in 2004. Reid played college football at Brigham Young University.

Early life

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.[3] Reid played offensive tackle at Glendale Community College in Glendale, California.[4] Reid played offensive tackle at Brigham Young University from 1978 to 1980 where he was a teammate of Jim McMahon.[5]

College coach

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.[6]

NFL coach

Green Bay Packers

Reid 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.[7] Reid was named the Packers' quarterbacks coach in 1997, the season after the Packers won Super Bowl XXXI. Reid replaced Marty Mornhinweg, who left to be the offensive coordinator for his predecessor in Green Bay, Steve Mariucci. Mariucci originally wanted Reid to be his offensive coordinator in San Francisco, but Packers head coach Mike Holmgren prevented the move [8].

Philadelphia Eagles

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 at the time of the hiring. Originally, the Eagles considered hiring Mike Holmgren, Reid's boss in Green Bay, as head coach to replace Ray Rhodes, who was fired after leading the Eagles to a league-worst 3–13 season.[9] However, Holmgren opted to join the Seattle Seahawks instead, but advised Eagles owner Jeff Lurie to hire Reid. [8]

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, Howie Roseman from 2010 until Reid's departure), Reid had the final say on football matters.[10]

Early years

The Eagles in 1998, then under coach Ray Rhodes, finished in a three-way tie for the NFL's worst record at 3–13, which gave the team the second overall pick in the 1999 NFL Draft.

The Eagles hired Reid as their head coach in 1999. The team drafted dual-threat quarterback Donovan McNabb with the 2nd overall pick, although Reid started former Packers backup Doug Pederson for the first nine games of the season.[11] They improved their record by 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).[12][13] 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.[14][15]

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 2004 Eagles clinched the NFC 1st seed with a 13–1 record and proceeded to rest their starters for the final 2 games. After 3 straight NFC Championship losses, the team beat the Falcons 27–10 and made it to Super Bowl XXXIX but fell to the New England Patriots 24–21 in the final minutes.[16][17]


The 2005 season was difficult for Reid, as he was unprepared to deal with wide receiver Terrell Owens' flamboyant persona, which forced 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.[18] On the bright side, with their third win of the season–a 23-20 win over the Oakland Raiders–Reid passed Greasy Neale to become the winningest coach in franchise history.

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 season ended at the hands of an opportune Saints team in the NFC Divisional Round.[19][20]


In the 2007 season, Reid led the Eagles to an 8–8 season with no appearance in the postseason.[21]

In the 2008 season, Reid's 9–6–1 Eagles managed to knock off the defending Super Bowl Champions, the New York Giants, in the divisional game, leading the Eagles to a 5th NFC Championship game, where they lost to the Arizona Cardinals 32–25.[22][23][24] He also coached the NFC to a 30–24 win in the 2009 Pro Bowl. However, the team was devastated by the loss of Jim Johnson, who had been the defensive coordinator for Reid's entire career and had helped turn the Eagles into one of the NFL's elite defenses.

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.[25][26] Over the off season the Eagles traded longtime starting quarterback Donovan McNabb to the Redskins. After week 2 of the 2010 season, Reid named Michael Vick the starting quarterback of the Eagles.

In the 2010 season, Reid led the Eagles to 10–6 record in the regular season and qualified for the playoffs.[27] In the Wild Card Round against the Green Bay Packers, the Eagles fell 21–16.[28]

Reid was named the Earle "Greasy" Neale Award winner for the third time in 2010.[29]

In the 2011 season, Reid led the Eagles to an 8–8 season with no appearance in the postseason.[30]


In the 2012 season, Reid and the Eagles struggled to a 4–12 record.[31] Immediately at the end of the 2012 NFL season, on December 31, 2012, Jeffrey Lurie announced Reid's firing.[32] Reid was the longest-tenured head coach in the NFL prior to his release.[33] Reid provided encouragement to his successor as Eagles head coach, Chip Kelly.[34]

During his 14-year tenure with the Eagles, Reid compiled the best win total (120), winning percentage (.609) and playoff victory total (10) in team history.[35] 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.[36]

Since 1990, only nine 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 (1995–2002 with Jacksonville), Jack Del Rio (2003–2011 with Jacksonville), Cincinnati's Marvin Lewis (2003–present), Green Bay's Mike McCarthy (2006–present), New Orleans's Sean Payton (2006–present), Pittsburgh's Mike Tomlin (2007–present), and Baltimore's John Harbaugh (2008–present).

Kansas City Chiefs


On January 4, 2013, Reid reached a five-year contract agreement to become the head coach of the Chiefs.[37][38] 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.[39] A week later, however, 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.[40]

In Reid's first game as head coach, the Chiefs beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 28–2.[41] 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.[42]

In Week 3, Reid returned 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. The Chiefs went on to win 26–16 and Reid received a Gatorade shower from his team.[43]

Reid went on to lead the Chiefs to a 9–0 record at the start of the season, tied for the best start in franchise history. Despite losing five of their last seven games, the Chiefs finished with an 11–5 record to clinch a Wild Card spot in the AFC playoffs. In the Wild Card round, they were defeated by the Indianapolis Colts 45–44 after surrendering a 28-point lead in the third quarter.[44][45]

Under Reid, the Chiefs would again obtain a winning record in the 2014 season, finishing 9–7. However, they failed to qualify for the playoffs.[46]

In 2015, the Chiefs were in danger of missing the playoffs for a second consecutive year after they lost five straight games and began the season 1–5. Reid accepted the blame for his team's poor start[47] and his future with the Chiefs was called into question.[48] However, the Chiefs rebounded and proceeded to win every remaining regular season game, finishing with an 11–5 record and a Wild Card spot in the AFC playoffs.[49] Reid would go on to lead the Chiefs to their first playoff win since 1994 in a 30–0 shutout of the Houston Texans, but the team would be defeated 27–20 in their subsequent Divisional Round game against the New England Patriots.[50][51] Prior to the loss, the Chiefs posted an eleven-game winning streak, which is the best in franchise history. Reid was criticized for his clock management near the end of game, calling no timeouts in a late fourth quarter drive that cut the Patriots' 27–13 lead down to a touchdown, but took the Chiefs 5 minutes and 16 seconds to score and left them with only a minute and 13 seconds to tie the game.[52]


Reid had his best regular season to date with the Chiefs in 2016, finishing with a 12–4 record and clinching their division for the first time since 2010, as well as the first time under Reid.[53] The Chiefs also went undefeated against their AFC West rivals to secure the division on a tiebreaker with the 12–4 Oakland Raiders and obtain a first-round bye as the AFC's second seed.[54] The bye was the Chiefs' first since 2003.

Despite the team's regular season success, the Chiefs would be eliminated in the Division Round for a second consecutive year in a 18–16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Although the Chiefs were able to prevent the Steelers from scoring any touchdowns, they were unable to match the six field goals that Pittsburgh converted.[55]

The Chiefs started strong during the 2017 season, winning their first games to become the NFL's last remaining undefeated team, including a victory against defending Super Bowl champions New England Patriots in the kickoff game.[56] After their strong start, however, the Chiefs lost six of their next seven games. Amid the team's struggles, Reid conceded play-calling duties to offensive coordinator Matt Nagy. Nevertheless, the Chiefs won their last four games to finish 10–6 and clinch the AFC West for a second consecutive year, the first back-to-back division title in franchise history.[57]

Head coaching record

TeamYearRegular seasonPostseason
WonLostTiesWin %FinishWonLostWin %Result
PHI1999 5110.3135th in NFC East----
PHI2000 1150.6882nd in NFC East11.500Lost to New York Giants in NFC Divisional Game.
PHI2001 1150.6881st in NFC East21.667Lost to St. Louis Rams in NFC Championship Game.
PHI2002 1240.7501st in NFC East11.500Lost to Tampa Bay Buccaneers in NFC Championship Game.
PHI2003 1240.7501st in NFC East11.500Lost to Carolina Panthers in NFC Championship Game.
PHI2004 1330.8131st in NFC East21.667Lost to New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX.
PHI2005 6100.3754th in NFC East----
PHI2006 1060.6251st in NFC East11.500Lost to New Orleans Saints in NFC Divisional Game.
PHI2007 880.5004th in NFC East----
PHI2008 961.5942nd in NFC East21.667Lost to Arizona Cardinals in NFC Championship Game.
PHI2009 1150.6882nd in NFC East01.000Lost to Dallas Cowboys in NFC Wild Card Game.
PHI2010 1060.6251st in NFC East01.000Lost to Green Bay Packers in NFC Wild Card Game.
PHI2011 880.5002nd in NFC East----
PHI2012 4120.2504th in NFC East----
PHI total130931.583109.526
KC2013 1150.6882nd in AFC West01.000Lost to Indianapolis Colts in AFC Wild Card Game.
KC2014 970.5632nd in AFC West----
KC2015 1150.6882nd in AFC West11.500Lost to New England Patriots in AFC Divisional Round.
KC2016 1240.7501st in AFC West01.000Lost to Pittsburgh Steelers in AFC Divisional Round.
KC2017 1060.6251st in AFC West01.000Lost to Tennessee Titans in AFC Wild Card Game.
KC2018 000TBD----
KC total53270.66314.200


Coaching tree

NFL head coaches under whom Reid has served:

Assistant coaches under Reid who have become NFL head coaches:[59]

Assistant coaches under Reid who have become AAF head coaches

Personal life

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.[60]

See also


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