Andy Reid Biography
Andy Reid is a renowned American football coach who is currently the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). Previously, he served as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999–to 2012.
From 2001–to 2012, Reid was the Eagles’ executive vice president of football operations, subsequently becoming the team’s general manager. He began his coaching career as an offensive assistant for the Green Bay Packers between 1992 and 1998, with whom he won a Super Bowl title in Super Bowl XXXI.
Moreover, Reid’s term in Green Bay led him to secure his first head-coaching position with the Eagles, who became perennial postseason contenders under his leadership. He led the Eagles to six division titles, nine playoff runs, one Super Bowl appearance, and five NFC Championship Games (including four consecutive appearances from 2001–to 2004). However, in spite of his success, Andy was unable to lead the Eagles to victory in the Super Bowl. Therefore, he left the team in 2012, following a decline in fortunes.
Furthermore, after his departure from Philadelphia, Andy was hired as the head coach of the Chiefs in 2013 and helped revitalize the struggling franchise, as well as end its eight-game playoff losing streak that had stood since 1993.
Moreover, in his eight seasons with Kansas City, he has led the Chiefs to seven postseason appearances, three AFC Championship Games, two Super Bowl appearances, five division titles, and a single Super Bowl title in Super Bowl LIV, the franchise’s first in 50 years and Reid’s first as a head coach.
Andy Reid Age
How old is Andy Reid? Reid is 64 years old as of 2022. He was born Andrew Walter Reid on March 19, 1958, in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America. Additionally, Andy celebrates his birthday on the 19th of March every year and his zodiac sign is Pisces.
Andy Reid Family
He has a brother known as Reggie Reid. However, he has not disclosed more information about his family. We promise to keep you posted as soon as the information is available in the limelight.
Andy Reid Height
Reid stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall and weighs 120 kg (265 lb).
Andy Reid Wife
Is Andy married? Yes. Andy is blissfully married to her beautiful wife, Tammy Reid since 1981. The couple is blessed with five children, three sons, Garrett, Britt, and Spencer, and two daughters, Drew Ann and Crosby.
Andy’s sons have both struggled with alcohol and drug problems. Andy’s oldest son, Garrett, suffered from drug addiction for a couple of years and served time in prison for a number of crimes. At the age of 29 years old, Garrett was found dead from a heroin overdose on August 5, 2012, in his dormitory room at the Eagles’ training site.
In addition, Britt currently serves as the Chiefs’ linebackers’ and outside linebackers’ coaches. In 2007, he was arrested for brandishing a handgun at another motorist in suburban Philadelphia and for drug possession. Additionally, days before the Super Bowl in 2021, Britt was driving his Ram pickup truck, slammed into a car carrying 2 small children.
Andy Reid College
Reid went to BYU College and graduated in 1981. Therefore, he spent one year as a graduate assistant on the school’s football coaching staff. He spent nine years as an offensive line coach with four colleges, including Northern Arizona University in 1986, where he coached Frank Pollack, who went on to play six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.
Green Bay Packers
In 1992, Reid was hired by the Green Bay Packers as an assistant coach. In 1995, Reid became a tight ends coach and an assistant offensive lineman, where he helped lead the 1996 team to a Super Bowl XXXI victory over the New England Patriots. Moreover, in 1997, Reid was named the Packers’ quarterbacks coach, replacing Marty Mornhinweg.
Andy was hired by the Eagles on January 11, 1999, when he was the second-youngest head coach in the league after Jon Gruden. Besides, he was the first to get the position as a quarterbacks coach without any coordinator experience.
His hiring was criticized by the Philadelphia news media, citing the availability of other successful candidates as head coaches.
Moreover, in 2001, Andy was named executive vice president of football operations of the Eagles, thereby, making him the team’s general manager.
Kansas City Chiefs
On January 4, 2013, Andy received a five-year contract agreement to become the head coach of the Chiefs. Initially, Andy’s contract made him the final authority on football matters, similar power to what he had in Philadelphia. Moreover, after a week, the Chiefs hired John Dorsey, who previously worked with Andy as an assistant in Green Bay, as general manager.
In November 2020, Andy reached a contract extension with the Chiefs during their final week of the 2020 season.
The 2021 Super Bowl will be Andy’s 4th overall Super Bowl appearance and his 3d as the head coach.
Andy Reid Salary
Reid earns an average annual salary of $8 million as the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Andy Reid Net Worth
How much is Andy worth? Andy has an estimated net worth of $30 million. His wealth is attributed to his coaching career.
Andy Reid Coaching Tree
NFL head coaches whom Andy has served under:
- Mike Holmgren, Green Bay Packers (1992–1998)
As of this year, eleven of Andy’s assistants have become head coaches, and two have won the Super Bowl.
- Brad Childress, Minnesota Vikings (2006–2010)
- John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens (2008–present)
- Steve Spagnuolo, St. Louis Rams (2009–2011), New York Giants (2017, interim)
- Leslie Frazier, Minnesota Vikings (2010–2013)
- Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers (2011–2019), Washington Football Team (2020–present)
- Pat Shurmur, Cleveland Browns (2011–2012), Philadelphia Eagles (2015), New York Giants (2018–2019)
- Todd Bowles, New York Jets (2015–2018)
- Doug Pederson, Philadelphia Eagles (2016–2020)
- Sean McDermott, Buffalo Bills (2017–present)
- Matt Nagy, Chicago Bears (2018–present)
- David Culley, Houston Texans (2021–present)
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