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Andy Reid

Andy Reid was born on March 19, 1958 in Los Angeles California. He is most famous for being an NFL coach for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs.

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He attended John Marshall High School, a public school located in Central Los Angeles. At thirteen years of age, he made a quick appearance on a Monday Night Football telecast. During his teen years, he worked as a vendor at Dodgers Stadium. He played football during his youth, one of his coaches was Pete Arbogast who also worked as a radio announcer for the University of Southern California football team.

College Career

Andy Reid attended the Brigham Young University. While he was a student there, he played defensive end and offensive guard. His coach during that time was LaVell Edwards. Edwards is ranked as one of the most successful college coaches for the number of victories he was able to record. Reid graduated in 1981 but decided to stay in college and become an assistant to the coaching staff for the football team. He stayed in that position for two years. He later became an offensive line coach, a position that he held until 1991. During his college coaching career, he was on the staff for teams like the San Francisco Gators, Northern Arizona Lumberjacks, UTEP Miners, and Missouri Tigers.

NFL Career

Reid entered the professional level when the Green Bay Packers hired him as an assistant coach. He may have started as an assistant coach, but by the second year, he was promoted to the spot of the quarterback coach and assistant head coach. The promotion seemed to help the team overall as they went on to win Super Bowl XXXI. The Green Bay Packers scored 35 points against the New England Patriots who scored 21 points in defeat. His work with the Green Bay Packers brought him respect and notoriety.

After his successful stint with the Packers, he went on the next step of his career when he was hired by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2000. This move was criticized by sports commentators and fans alike as he had no previous experience as a head coach. He was also never a defensive or offensive coordinator which are the highest spots an assistant coach can operate from. By the next year, he became the team’s general manager. Even with others occupying the same position, he was the person that could decide the draft strategy.

Under his leadership, the Philadelphia Eagles won four consecutive division titles. They tried to get to the conference championship but failed three out of four times. By the fourth attempt, in 2003, they finally qualified for a Super Bowl spot. Even though they reached the final game, they eventually lost to the New England Patriots.

In 2004, the Eagles were able to defeat the New York Giants, the Washington Redskin, and the Dallas Cowboys in playoffs. The next year was a difficult one, as he had to deal with superstar egos and injuries. 2006 did not seem to be any better. They lost against the Indianapolis Colts and were about to be eliminated from playoff contention. With his excellent coaching, he was able to reverse this. He was able to get the better of the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins, the New York Giants, and the Carolina Panthers. That season, they ended up winning the NFC East Division title. In 2008, the team went into their 5th NFC Championship game under his leadership but they lost against the Arizona Cardinals. The next year, he was unable to make the playoffs for the first time in his head coaching career.

In 2010, he was honored with the Earle "Greasy" Neale Award. At the end of the 2012 season, the Philadelphia Eagles let him go. He would get a new start when he became the Kansas City Chiefs head coach after signing a five year contract. During his first outing with the team was able to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars by a large margin. He led the Kansas City Chiefs into one of the best starts of their franchise. They even got into the playoffs as a Wild Card team but they were defeated by the Indianapolis Colts. In 2015, he accepted the blame for the team's lousy performance to start the season as they had lost multiple games. They were likely to miss the playoffs if they continued their troubling play. They were able to pull through and he led the team to a victory in a playoff game against the Houston Texans. They had a record winning streak of eleven games until they lost against the New England Patriots.

In 2020, Andy Reid achieved the biggest moment in his long career. At Super Bowl LIV, his Kansas City Chiefs were able to become champions when they defeated the San Franciso 49ers with a final score of 31-20. Before winning the title, Andy Reid had been the most winning coach without a Super Bowl title on his resume. He now has a total of 207 regular season wins, 15 playoff wins, and 1 Super Bowl championship. Reid was elated in his post game interview and couldn't hold back his joy after his team overcame a 10 point deficit in the 4th quarter

Family

He got married to Tammy Reid in 1983. He had many children with his wife. One of them died on August 5, 2012, from a heroin overdose. After his death, his parents have participated in conferences about drug abuse, trying to prevent another death in another home. Reid has been mocked by his big size which encouraged him to start a program for weight loss.


Quick Facts
Net Worth 2020: 25 million
Net Worth 2021: 30 million
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Last Modified: Jun 27 2020
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