Andy Reid Biography
Andy Reid (Full Name: Andrew Walter Reid) is a well-known American football coach currently serving as the head coach for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). From 1999 to 2012, he served as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and simultaneously, the team’s executive vice president of football operations from 2001 to 2012. Reid is the only NFL coach to appear in four consecutive conference championships with two different franchises and to win 100 games.
Andy Reid Age
Andy Reid was born on March 19, 1958, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is 65 years old.
Andy Reid Height
Reid is a man of tall stature and stands at the height of 6 feet 3 inches (Approx 1.91 m).
Andy Reid Family
Andy Reid was born in Los Angeles, California, United States of America.
Andy Reid Wife
He is blissfully hitched to his loving and caring wife Tammy Reid. The lovely couple has been together for nearly 4 decades and they share five children including their lovely son, Garrett who died in 2012 from a drug overdose.
Andy Reid Children
He is a proud father of five children namely; Garrett, Britt, Spencer, Crosby, and Drew Ann.
Andy Reid Education
He enrolled at John Marshall High School and served as a vendor at Dodger Stadium as a teenager. Later on, Reid attended Brigham Young University where he played offensive guard and tackle under head coach LaVell Edwards.
Andy Reid Salary
He receives a satisfactory salary of $8 Million per year.
Andy Reid’s Net Worth
Andy Reid has garnered a lot of wealth from his victorious career and has an estimated net worth of $30 Million.
Andy Reid Career
He served as a vendor at Dodger Stadium as a teenager. Reid also played youth sports in East Hollywood at Lemon Grove Recreation Center under several coaches including Pete Arbogast, who is the radio announcer for the USC football team. At the age of 13, he appeared live on Monday Night Football during the Punt, Pass, and Kick competition in 1971.
He played offensive tackle at Glendale Community College located in Glendale, California, then at Brigham Young University where he was a teammate of Tom Holmoe and Jim McMahon from 1978 to 1980. Reid won the 1980 Holiday Bowl during his senior year at BYU.
Following his graduation from BYU in 1981, he spent one year on the school’s football coaching staff as a graduate assistant. Reid spent the next nine years serving as an offensive line coach with four colleges, such as with Northern Arizona University in 1986 when he coached Frank Pollack, who went on to play with the San Francisco 49ers for six seasons.
Reid started his professional coaching career at the Green Bay Packers as an offensive assistant. He won a Super Bowl title in Super Bowl XXXI as a member of the Packers coaching staff from 1992 to 1998. The Philadelphia Eagles became perennial postseason contenders under Reid. He led the Eagles to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIX, six division titles, nine playoff appearances, and five NFC Championship Games, including four consecutive NFC Championship Games from 2001 to 2004.
Reid was hired as the head coach of the Chiefs in 2013 and helped restore the struggling franchise, ending its eight-game playoff losing streak that had stood from 1993. In his nine complete seasons with Kansas City, Reid has led the Chiefs to eight postseason appearances, two Super Bowl appearances, four consecutive AFC Championship Games, six division titles, and one Super Bowl title in Super Bowl LIV, the franchise’s first as a head coach and first in five decades.
In 1992, he was hired by the Green Bay Packers as an assistant coach the same year quarterback Brett Favre became a member of that team. Reid became the assistant offensive line and tight ends coach in 1995, where he assisted lead the 1996 team to a Super Bowl XXXI win over the New England Patriots. In 1997, he was named the Packers’ quarterbacks coach succeeding Marty Mornhinweg, who left to be the offensive coordinator for his predecessor in Green Bay, Steve Mariucci.
In 1998, the Philadelphia Eagles fired then-head coach Ray Rhodes and started a comprehensive search for a replacement following a league-worst 3–13 season. Previously, the Eagles considered hiring Mike Holmgren, Reid’s boss in Green Bay, to succeed Rhodes, but Holmgren instead chose to join the Seattle Seahawks as head coach. However, Holmgren urged Eagles owner Jeff Lurie to hire Reid.
On January 11, 1999, the Eagles hired Reid, becoming the first to be hired as a head coach without first having served as an offensive or defensive coordinator and the second-youngest head coach in the league behind Jon Gruden. The Eagles improved their record by two games over 1998, finishing 5–11 in Reid’s first season in Philadelphia.
The Eagles won the first of four consecutive NFC East titles in 2001, the longest such streak in franchise history, advancing to the conference championship game in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 but lost this game on the first three occasions. The 2004 team was the second NFC East squad to beat all of its division rivals ( Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, and New York Giants) twice during the same regular season.
Reid was named executive vice president of football operations of the Eagles in 2001, virtually making him the team’s general manager. Reid had the final say on football matters although the Eagles had general managers after 2005 (Tom Heckert from 2005 until 2010 and Howie Roseman from 2010 until Reid’s exit).
Under Reid, the Eagles enjoyed a rollercoaster campaign in 2006. The Eagles were on the verge of elimination from the playoffs after an embarrassing 45–21 defeat at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts. Reid led the Eagles to an 8–8 season with no appearance in the postseason in the 2007 season.
In the 2008 season, his 9–6–1 Eagles managed to knock off the New York Giants, the defending Super Bowl Champions in the divisional game, leading the Eagles to a fifth NFC Championship game but lost 32–25 to the Arizona Cardinals. In the 2009 Pro Bowl, Reid coached the NFC to a 30–21 win. He led the Eagles to 10–6 record in the regular season and qualified for the playoffs in the 2010 season. However, the Eagles fell 21–16 in the Wild Card Round against the Green Bay Packers. In 2010, he was named the Earle “Greasy” Neale Award winner for the third time.
He led the Eagles to an 8–8 season with no appearance in the postseason in the 2011 season. On December 31, 2012, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie announced that Reid’s contract would not be renewed, the day after the season ended with an embarrassing 42–7 loss to the New York Giants. Before his release, Reid was the longest-tenured head coach in the NFL. During that period, he sent 19 players to 44 Pro Bowl appearances, the highest total for any team in the NFL. Before Reid was hired, none of these players had ever appeared in a Pro Bowl.
Since 1990, only 14 first-time head coaches remained with their original team for eight or more years: Tennessee’s Jeff Fisher (1994–2010), Bill Cowher (1992–2006 with Pittsburgh), Brian Billick (1999–2007 with Baltimore), Tom Coughlin (1995–2002 with Jacksonville), Dennis Green (1992–2001 with Minnesota), Cincinnati’s Marvin Lewis (2003–2018), Jack Del Rio (2003–2011 with Jacksonville), New Orleans’s Sean Payton (2006–2021), Green Bay’s Mike McCarthy (2006–2018), Baltimore’s John Harbaugh (2008–present), Dallas’s Jason Garrett (2011–2019), Minnesota’s Mike Zimmer (2014–2021), Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin (2007–present), and Reid (1999–2012).
He reached a five-year contract agreement to become the head coach of the Chiefs on January 4, 2013. The Chiefs fired general manager Scott Pioli on the same day. Initially, his contract made him the final authority in football matters, the same power Reid had in Philadelphia. The following week later the Chiefs hired John Dorsey, who had initially worked with Reid as an assistant in Green Bay, as general manager.
The Chiefs beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 28–2 in Reid’s first game as head coach, the widest margin of victory for the Chiefs on opening day since they defeated the Denver Broncos by a score of 59–7 in 1963. He returned to Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia for a Thursday Night Football game between the Chiefs and his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3. The crowd gave him a standing ovation as Reid walked out onto the field before the game kicked off. Reid received a Gatorade shower from his team after winning 26–16.
The Chiefs would again earn a winning record in the 2014 season under Reid, finishing 9–7 but they failed to qualify for the playoffs. During the 2017 season, the Chiefs began strong winning their first five 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. For a third consecutive year, Reid also extended the franchise record for straight division titles by clinching the AFC West.
Subsequently, the Chiefs ended their home playoff losing streak by defeating the Indianapolis Colts 31–13 in the Divisional Round, their first postseason win at home since 1994. Throughout the season, he recorded his 200th victory to become one of only nine NFL head coaches to win 200 games. He also surpassed Marty Schottenheimer for the most wins of an NFL head coach to not win a championship with his 206th win at the end of the regular season.
Reid was among seven head coaches to lead two different franchises to a Super Bowl and the Chiefs made their first Super Bowl appearance since Super Bowl IV in the year 1970 after obtaining an appearance in Super Bowl LIV with their 35–24 victory over the Tennessee Titans. The Chiefs went on to defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31–20, acquiring the franchise their first Super Bowl victory in 5 decades years and Reid’s first as a head coach.
In the 2020 season, Reid signed a contract extension with the Chiefs during their bye week. In 2021, Reid became the first NFL head coach to win 100 games with two different franchises following a Week 4 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Nevertheless, the Chiefs started the season 3–4, their first losing record since 2015. However, the Chiefs won nine of their 10 remaining games to clinch the AFC West and the AFC’s #2 seed. Moreover, he won his 227th game surpassing Curly Lambeau as the NFL’s fifth-most-winningest coach.