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Andy Reid
Andy Reid at Eagles training camp 2010-08-03.jpg
Reid at Eagles' training camp, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, August 2010
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-03-19) March 19, 1958 (age 54)
Place of birth Los Angeles, California
Career information
Position(s) Head Coach
Offensive line
CollegeBrigham Young
Career highlights
Awards 2002 AP Coach of the Year
2002 Sporting News Coach of Year
2002 Pro Football Weekly Coach of Year
2002 Maxwell Football Club NFL Coach of Year
2000 Sporting News Coach of Year
2000 Maxwell Football Club NFL Coach of Year
Head coaching record
Career record 129-82-1 (Regular Season)
10-9 (Postseason)
139-91-1 (Overall)
Championships won 2004 NFC Championship
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–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)
 
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Andy Reid
Andy Reid at Eagles training camp 2010-08-03.jpg
Reid at Eagles' training camp, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, August 2010
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-03-19) March 19, 1958 (age 54)
Place of birth Los Angeles, California
Career information
Position(s) Head Coach
Offensive line
CollegeBrigham Young
Career highlights
Awards 2002 AP Coach of the Year
2002 Sporting News Coach of Year
2002 Pro Football Weekly Coach of Year
2002 Maxwell Football Club NFL Coach of Year
2000 Sporting News Coach of Year
2000 Maxwell Football Club NFL Coach of Year
Head coaching record
Career record 129-82-1 (Regular Season)
10-9 (Postseason)
139-91-1 (Overall)
Championships won 2004 NFC Championship
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–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)

Andrew Walter "Andy" Reid (born March 19, 1958) is the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL, a post he has held since 1999.[1] Since 2001, he has also been the team's executive vice president of football operations. He led the Eagles to five NFC championship games, including four consecutive appearances from 2001-2004, and to Super Bowl XXXIX in 2004.

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Early life

Born in Los Angeles, California, Reid attended John Marshall High School and worked as a vendor at Dodger Stadium as 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. He also grew up with now sportscaster/Baseball player/coach Rich Perez in Los Feliz. (Perez now in Las Vegas,) playing sports in those early years of 1967-73. In 1971 (at age 13) Reid appeared live on Monday Night Football during the Punt, Pass, and Kick competition.[2] Reid played offensive guard and defensive end at Brigham Young University for head coach LaVell Edwards.

Early coaching career

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.[3] 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 coach

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.[citation needed] It was noted that Reid had never been an offensive coordinator or defensive coordinator.

Early years

The Eagles, then under coach Ray Rhodes, finished in a three-way tie for the NFL's worst record at 3-13 the season before Reid took over. 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, which was the first time the Philadelphia franchise had won an away game over the Bears since 1933). In 2000 the Eagles reached the playoffs after posting an 11-5 regular-season record.

Beginning in 2001, Reid's Eagles won the National Football Conference's Eastern Division four consecutive times, 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 became the first in NFL history ever to qualify for postseason play after opening the season with two losses, both at home, in a non-strike year, 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 an off year, the next year redeemed

The 2005 season was a difficult one 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, and New York Giants. 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.

Recent years

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

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 postseason game for the first time in his career, with his 11-5 Eagles being eliminated by the Dallas Cowboys 34-14 in the wild-card round. Over the off season the Eagles traded starting quarterback, Donovan McNabb, to the Washington 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.[4]

Tenure in Philadelphia

During his 13-year tenure, Reid has compiled the best win total (120), winning percentage (.609) and playoff victory total (10) in team history. He has captured six division titles and five trips to the NFC Championship game. Since he was hired in 1999, no other franchise has earned more divisional playoff round appearances (7) and only Bill Belichick's New England Patriots have exceeded Philadelphia's (5) conference championship game appearances with (6). Since 1999, Reid has 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.

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 has the final say on football matters.[5] He is currently one of three coaches in the league who has either the title or powers of general manager, the others being the Patriots' Bill Belichick and the Washington Redskins' Mike Shanahan.

Among coaches with 100 games under their belt, Reid’s .609 winning percentage is 11th in NFL history and second among active coaches behind Bill Belichick (.724).

Since 1990, only seven of the 73 first-time head coaches remained with their original team for eight or more years: Reid (since 1999), 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).

With Fisher relinquishing his role as head coach of the Titans on January 27, 2011, Reid is currently the longest-tenured head coach in the NFL.

Head coaching record

Team Year Regular season Post-season
WonLostTiesWin %Finish Won Lost Win % Result
PHI19995110.3134th in NFC East - - - -
PHI20001150.6882nd in NFC East 1 1 .500 Lost to New York Giants in NFC Divisional Game.
PHI20011150.6881st in NFC East 2 1 .667 Lost to St. Louis Rams in NFC Championship Game.
PHI20021240.7501st in NFC East 1 1 .500 Lost to Tampa Bay Buccaneers in NFC Championship Game.
PHI20031240.7501st in NFC East 1 1 .500 Lost to Carolina Panthers in NFC Championship Game.
PHI20041330.8131st in NFC East 2 1 .667 Lost to New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX.
PHI20056100.3754th in NFC East - - - -
PHI20061060.6251st in NFC East 1 1 .500 Lost to New Orleans Saints in NFC Divisional Game.
PHI2007880.5004th in NFC East - - - -
PHI2008961.5942nd in NFC East 2 1 .667 Lost to Arizona Cardinals in NFC Championship Game.
PHI20091150.6872nd in NFC East 0 1 .000 Lost to Dallas Cowboys in NFC Wild Card Game.
PHI20101060.6251st in NFC East 0 1 .000 Lost to Green Bay Packers in NFC Wild Card Game.
PHI2011880.5002nd in NFC East - - - -

PHI2012320.600T-1st in NFC East - - - -
PHI Total129821.611109.526
Total129821.611109.526

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Coaching tree

NFL head coaches under whom Andy Reid has served:

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

Personal

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. In January 2007, Reid's two oldest sons, Garrett and Britt, were involved in two separate, serious automobile incidents on the same day, and subsequently had a number of charges filed against them, including assault and drug possession.[7] His oldest son, Garrett, was found dead August 5, 2012, in his room at training camp at Lehigh University.[8]

In 2008, Reid contributed $2,300 to fellow Mormon Mitt Romney's 2008 presidential campaign.[9] He also contributed to Romney's 2012 presidential campaign.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Andy Reid". philadelphiaeagles.com. http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/eagles_files/html/coach_reid_1.html. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ Hutchins, Andy (November 7, 2010). "Once Upon A Time, Andy Reid Was A Large Punt, Pass, And Kick Competitor". SBNation.com. http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2010/11/7/1800105/andy-reid-punt-pass-kick-photo. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ Scurfield, Nick (November 30, 2010). "Eagles’ Reid muses on former pupil Pollack". houstontexans.com. http://blog.houstontexans.com/2010/11/30/eagles-reid-muses-on-former-pupil-pollack/. Retrieved January 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Maxwell Awards presented tonight at Harrah's in Atlantic City". pressofatlanticcity.com. March 4, 2011. http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/sports/local/eagles/maxwell-awards-presented-tonight-at-harrah-s-in-atlantic-city/article_048c0996-4675-11e0-9285-001cc4c03286.html. Retrieved March 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "PFT Live: Andy Reid has final say on draft day". Profootballtalk.com. April 22, 2011. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/04/22/pft-live-andy-reid-has-final-say-on-draft-day/. Retrieved May 30, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Andy Reid Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on September 18 2010. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/ReidAn0.htm. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Fall in the family: Sons' crisis puts spotlight on Reid's shattered world". New York Daily News. February 17, 2007. http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/2007/02/18/2007-02-18_fall_in_the_family.html. 
  8. ^ "EAGLES COACH ANDY REID'S OLDEST SON FOUND DEAD". AP. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FBN_EAGLES_REIDS_SON?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  9. ^ Daulerio, A. J. (January 10, 2080). "Andy Reid Maxes Out the Mitt Romney Money". The Daily Examiner. Philadelphia Magazine. http://blogs.phillymag.com/news/2008/01/10/andy-reid-maxes-out-the-mitt-romney-money/. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  10. ^ Cusak, Bob (August 28, 2011). "Pro athletes, NFL execs donate to President Obama, Republican rivals". The Hill. http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/178477-pro-athletes-nfl-execs-donate-to-obama-gop-rivals. Retrieved January 2, 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
Preceded by
John Fox
Super Bowl Losing Head Coaches
Super Bowl XXXIX, 2005
Succeeded by
Mike Holmgren