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Andy Reid
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Reid in August 2008
Date of birth March 19, 1958 (1958-03-19) (age 51)
Place of birth Los Angeles, California
Position(s) Head Coach
Offensive line
College Brigham Young
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
Career record 108-67-1 (Regular Season)
10-8 (Postseason)
118-75-1 (Overall)
2004 NFC Championship
Coaching stats Pro Football Reference
Coaching stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a coach/administrator








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. 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.


Early years

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 were Pete Arbogast, who is the radio announcer for the USC football team, and formerly the radio play-by-play man for the Cincinnati Bengals. Reid played offensive guard and tackle at Brigham Young University for head coach LaVell Edwards.

Early coaching career

After graduating from BYU in 1981, he spent one year employed 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 before being 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 the 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]


Early years

The Eagles, under former 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 over the Bears at 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.

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's 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 both 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

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.

Tenure in Philadelphia

During his tenure, Reid has compiled the best win total (107), winning percentage (.618) and playoff victory total (10) in team history. He has captured five 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 matched Philadelphia in conference championship game appearances (5). 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. He is currently one of three coaches in the league who effectively has the power of general manager, the others being the Patriots' Bill Belichick and the Washington Redskins' Mike Shanahan. Although Tom Heckert held the title of general manager from 2005 until 2010, he served mainly in an advisory role to Reid.

Among coaches with 100 games under their belt, Reid’s .608 winning percentage is 11th in NFL history and second among active coaches behind Bill Belichick's New England Patriots(.627).

Reid’s ten-year tenure at the Eagles helm has put him in an elite category as well. Since 1990, only six of the 73 first-time head coaches remained with their original team for eight-or-more years: Reid (since 1999), Tennessee’s Jeff Fisher (since 1994), Brian Billick (1999-2007 with Baltimore), Bill Cowher (1992-2006 with Pittsburgh), Dennis Green (1992-2001 with Minnesota) and Tom Coughlin (1995-02 with Jacksonville).

Head coaching record

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
PHI 1999 5 11 0 .313 5th in NFC East - - - -
PHI 2000 11 5 0 .688 2nd in NFC East 1 1 .500 Lost to New York Giants in NFC Divisional Game.
PHI 2001 11 5 0 .688 1st in NFC East 2 1 .667 Lost to St. Louis Rams in NFC Championship Game.
PHI 2002 12 4 0 .750 1st in NFC East 1 1 .500 Lost to Tampa Bay Buccaneers in NFC Championship Game.
PHI 2003 12 4 0 .750 1st in NFC East 1 1 .500 Lost to Carolina Panthers in NFC Championship Game.
PHI 2004 13 3 0 .813 1st in NFC East 2 1 .667 Lost to New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX.
PHI 2005 6 10 0 .375 4th in NFC East - - - -
PHI 2006 10 6 0 .625 1st in NFC East 1 1 .500 Lost to New Orleans Saints in NFC Divisional Game.
PHI 2007 8 8 0 .500 4th in NFC East - - - -
PHI 2008 9 6 1 .594 2nd in NFC East 2 1 .667 Lost to Arizona Cardinals in NFC Championship Game.
PHI 2009 11 5 0 .687 2nd in NFC East 0 1 .000 Lost to Dallas Cowboys in NFC Wild Card Game.
PHI Total 108 67 1 .613 10 8 .556
Total[1] 108 67 1 .613 10 8 .556

Coaching tree

NFL head coaches under whom Andy Reid has served:

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


Reid met his wife Tammy in a physical education class at BYU. They have five children, each of whom was born in a different state - sons Garrett, Britt, and Spencer, and daughters Crosby and Drew Ann. In January 2007, Reid's two oldest sons were involved in two separate, serious automobile incidents, and subsequently had a number of charges filed against them, including assault and drug possession [2]. In 2008, Reid contributed $2,300 to fellow Mormon, Mitt Romney in his 2008 Presidential Campaign [3]


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ray Rhodes
Head Coach of the Philadelphia Eagles
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Dick Vermeil
Winner of the Maxwell Football Club Coach of the Year Award
Succeeded by
Dick Jauron
Preceded by
Dick Jauron
Winner of the Associated Press Coach of the Year Award
Succeeded by
Bill Belichick
Preceded by
Dick Jauron
Winner of the Maxwell Football Club Coach of the Year Award
Succeeded by
Dick Vermeil
Preceded by
Dick Jauron
Winner of the Sporting News Coach of the Year Award
Succeeded by
Bill Belichick
Preceded by
Dick Jauron
Winner of the Profootball Weekly Coach of the Year Award
Succeeded by
Bill Belichick

Simple English

Andy Reid
Personal information
Full name Andrew Matthew Reid
Date of birth 29 July 1982 (1982-07-29) (age 28)
Place of birth    Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Sunderland
Number 20
Senior clubs
Years Club
Nottingham Forest
Tottenham Hotspur
Charlton Athletic
National team
2003-2007 Republic of Ireland

Andy Reid (born 29 July 1982) is an Irish football player. He plays for Sunderland.

Club career statistics


Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
2000/01Nottingham ForestFirst Division142
2004/05League Championship255
2004/05Tottenham HotspurPremier League131
2006/07Charlton AthleticPremier League162
2007/08League Championship226
2007/08SunderlandPremier League131
CountryEngland 25533
Total 25533

International career statistics

Republic of Ireland national team



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