Coach Bio

Andy Reid
Head Coach

Biography

Andy Reid enters his fifth season at the helm of the Chiefs in 2017. He was hired as the club’s 13th head coach in franchise history on January 7, 2013. Reid joined the Chiefs after 14 seasons as Head Coach/Executive Vice President of Football Operations of the Philadelphia Eagles where he compiled a 130-93-1 (.583) regular season record. He added six division titles, five NFC Championship appearances and one Super Bowl appearance. In his coaching career, Reid’s teams have made the playoffs 18 times (20-17 record), and he has coached in three Super Bowls and eight NFC Championship Games. He owns three NFL Coach of the Year titles. In 2016, Reid led the Chiefs to a 12-4 record and an AFC West title for the first time since 2010. The team finished a perfect 6-0 against its division foes. It was the club’s best record since 2003. The Chiefs earned a first-round bye in the NFL playoffs and hosted a home AFC Divisional Game. Under Reid, Kansas City has qualified for the playoffs three out of four seasons. Heading into 2017, Reid owns 43 wins with Kansas City, the highest combined win total of any head coach in franchise history in his first four seasons.

In 2015, Reid’s Chiefs rattled off 10 consecutive regular season wins to finish 11-5 and earn a playoff berth. The Chiefs defeated the Houston Texans 30-0 in an AFC Wild Card game in Houston marking the team’s first playoff win in 22 years. Reid and company advanced to the AFC Divisional Round. The club’s 10 straight wins after starting just 1-5 marked the greatest turnaround in a single season in NFL history. Reid’s efforts earned him AFC Coach of the Year honors.

Reid was named the 2013 AFC Coach of the Year by the 101 Committee after his squad recorded the greatest single-season turnaround in franchise history. In his first year at the helm, Reid’s team finished with an 11-5 record, a nine-game turnaround from the previous season. The club qualified for the postseason for the first time since 2010. Additionally, Reid mentored 10 players who earned Pro Bowl honors, more than any other team in the NFL that season.

One of the most successful coaches in professional sports, Reid utilizes a passionate, yet workmanlike approach as an NFL head coach. A former offensive lineman at BYU, Reid still lives and works with those humble principles he learned during his time in the trenches.

“Kansas City is just going to get better. This is just the start of it,” Pro Football Hall of Fame Head Coach John Madden said upon Reid joining the Chiefs. “He has a plan. And he’s very thorough, very smart. He’s a good coach, always has been.”

His vision, his dedication and his organizational skills have been impeccable during his coaching career. Reid joined Philadelphia as head coach in 1999 and remained in that role through the 2012 season, becoming one of just 11 first-time NFL head coaches to lead 12-or-more seasons with the same club. Reid assumed the additional role of Executive Vice President of Football Operations in 2001.

In addition to his 173-114-1 regular season record, he owns an 11-12 postseason record as a head coach. His 184 wins in regular season and postseason play rank 10th in NFL history. Among active head coaches through the end of the 2016 season, Reid ranks second in regular season wins, trailing only Bill Belichick. While compiling his 10-9 postseason record with Philadelphia, Reid led the Eagles franchise to one Super Bowl appearance, a game that saw Philadelphia fall by a mere field goal to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX following the 2004 season.

Reid guided Philadelphia to nine playoff appearances (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010) during his 14-year tenure in the City of Brotherly Love. During that time period, only Indianapolis (12) and New England (10) had more postseason appearances than the Eagles. Reid’s playoff accomplishments as a head coach include one AFC West division title (2016), six NFC East division titles (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010), five NFC Championship Games (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008) and one Super Bowl berth (XXXIX). When you include his time as an NFL assistant coach, his teams have made the playoffs 18 times (20-17 record), and he has coached in three Super Bowls and eight NFC Championship Games.

The Eagles captured their sixth NFC East division title under Reid in 2010 as they set franchise records in points scored (439, 3rd in NFL), total net yards (6,230, 2nd in NFL) and yards per rushing attempt (5.4, 1st in NFL). Along the way, Reid played a vital role in the rebirth of QB Michael Vick, who earned Comeback Player of the Year honors as well as a Pro Bowl berth. Reid, himself, earned Coach of the Year honors from the Maxwell Football Club.

In 2008, Reid became the 37th coach to reach the 100-win plateau and the 22nd to win 100 games with one franchise. He overcame a 5-5-1 start to reach the NFC Championship Game.

In 2006, the Eagles lost six of their first 11 games and two of their most explosive players in QB Donovan McNabb and DE Jevon Kearse, but Reid led a season-ending, five-game win streak to capture the NFC East division title.

The 2004 Eagles clinched the NFC East title with five games remaining in the regular season and the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs after a 13-1 start. Along the way, Reid passed Greasy Neale for the most wins in franchise history as the Eagles earned their first trip to the Super Bowl since 1980.

In 2003, Philadelphia overcame an 0-2 start and a slew of injuries to post its second consecutive 12-win season. A year earlier, Reid was the overwhelming choice as the NFL’s Coach of the Year as the Eagles thrived without the services of McNabb to still capture home-field advantage in the playoffs.

After a 5-11 mark in his first season, Reid led the 2000 Eagles to the greatest turnaround in franchise history, finishing second in the NFC East at 11-5 and earning a trip to the NFC Divisional Playoffs. For his efforts, Reid was named the NFL’s Coach of the Year by the Maxwell Football Club, The Sporting News, and Football Digest.

Throughout his time in the NFL, Reid has continuously evaluated what is best for the game of football, serving on the NFL Competition Committee’s Coaches Subcommittee. The subcommittee is instrumental in providing feedback to the NFL Competition Committee for potential rule changes and ways to improve the game.

“I am a huge fan of Coach Reid,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “He is a person I have tremendous respect for as a coach and family man. Andy has been very helpful to me as Commissioner. He has tremendous insight into our game, and we are fortunate to have him in the NFL.”

Reid was originally introduced as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles on Jan. 11, 1999, after spending seven seasons as an assistant coach with the Green Bay Packers under Head Coach Mike Holmgren. During his seven years with the Packers, Reid served as the tight ends coach and assistant offensive line coach (1992-96) and as quarterbacks coach (1997-98). In his span with the Packers, the team reached the playoffs six times and represented the NFC twice in back-to-back Super Bowls, defeating New England in Super Bowl XXXI and falling to Denver in Super Bowl XXXII.

During his two-year stint as quarterbacks coach, Reid worked with Packers quarterback Brett Favre. While tutoring Favre, Reid and the Packers won their second straight NFC title, and Favre garnered league MVP honors for the third consecutive season. In his first NFL coaching role, Reid oversaw the tight ends while assisting Offensive Line Coach Tom Lovat. Under Reid’s watchful eye, tight ends Mark Chmura and Keith Jackson earned trips to the Pro Bowl.

Prior to joining the NFL ranks, Reid’s final collegiate stop was in Columbia, Missouri as he coached the offensive line at the University of Missouri (1989-91). Prior to his stint with the Tigers, Reid spent two years working with the offensive line at the University of Texas – El Paso, and before that, he held the same position with Northern Arizona. In 1983, Reid took the position of offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at San Francisco State, helping the Gators lead the nation in passing  and total offense for three consecutive years (1983-85).

A tackle and guard at Brigham Young University from 1979-81, Reid entered the coaching ranks as a graduate assistant at BYU under Head Coach LaVell Edwards in 1982. It was in that time at BYU that Reid began his association with Holmgren, who served as the quarterbacks coach for the Cougars. While at BYU, Reid earned both a bachelor’s degree in physical education and a master’s degree in professional leadership in physical education and athletics. While playing for the Cougars, Reid was also a columnist for the Provo Daily Herald.

A native of Los Angeles, Reid prepped at John Marshall High School in Los Angeles and went on to go to Glendale (Calif.) Junior College before attending BYU. In 2012, Reid was inducted into the Marshall High School Athletic Hall of Fame and was named to the Glendale Junior College Hall of Fame in 2003.

Education: Brigham Young University (B.A. 1981). Born: Los Angeles, Calif. Family: Wife - Tammy; Children - Sons Spencer, Britt and the late Garrett, and daughters Drew Ann and Crosby. He has five grandchildren, Maverick, Somers, Saylor, Blake, and Canyon.

Andy Reid enters his fifth season at the helm of the Chiefs in 2017. He was hired as the club’s 13th head coach in franchise history on January 7, 2013. Reid joined the Chiefs after 14 seasons as Head Coach/Executive Vice President of Football Operations of the Philadelphia Eagles where he compiled a 130-93-1 (.583) regular season record. He added six division titles, five NFC Championship appearances and one Super Bowl appearance. In his coaching career, Reid’s teams have made the playoffs 18 times (20-17 record), and he has coached in three Super Bowls and eight NFC Championship Games. He owns three NFL Coach of the Year titles. In 2016, Reid led the Chiefs to a 12-4 record and an AFC West title for the first time since 2010. The team finished a perfect 6-0 against its division foes. It was the club’s best record since 2003. The Chiefs earned a first-round bye in the NFL playoffs and hosted a home AFC Divisional Game. Under Reid, Kansas City has qualified for the playoffs three out of four seasons. Heading into 2017, Reid owns 43 wins with Kansas City, the highest combined win total of any head coach in franchise history in his first four seasons.

In 2015, Reid’s Chiefs rattled off 10 consecutive regular season wins to finish 11-5 and earn a playoff berth. The Chiefs defeated the Houston Texans 30-0 in an AFC Wild Card game in Houston marking the team’s first playoff win in 22 years. Reid and company advanced to the AFC Divisional Round. The club’s 10 straight wins after starting just 1-5 marked the greatest turnaround in a single season in NFL history. Reid’s efforts earned him AFC Coach of the Year honors.

Reid was named the 2013 AFC Coach of the Year by the 101 Committee after his squad recorded the greatest single-season turnaround in franchise history. In his first year at the helm, Reid’s team finished with an 11-5 record, a nine-game turnaround from the previous season. The club qualified for the postseason for the first time since 2010. Additionally, Reid mentored 10 players who earned Pro Bowl honors, more than any other team in the NFL that season.

One of the most successful coaches in professional sports, Reid utilizes a passionate, yet workmanlike approach as an NFL head coach. A former offensive lineman at BYU, Reid still lives and works with those humble principles he learned during his time in the trenches.

“Kansas City is just going to get better. This is just the start of it,” Pro Football Hall of Fame Head Coach John Madden said upon Reid joining the Chiefs. “He has a plan. And he’s very thorough, very smart. He’s a good coach, always has been.”

His vision, his dedication and his organizational skills have been impeccable during his coaching career. Reid joined Philadelphia as head coach in 1999 and remained in that role through the 2012 season, becoming one of just 11 first-time NFL head coaches to lead 12-or-more seasons with the same club. Reid assumed the additional role of Executive Vice President of Football Operations in 2001.

In addition to his 173-114-1 regular season record, he owns an 11-12 postseason record as a head coach. His 184 wins in regular season and postseason play rank 10th in NFL history. Among active head coaches through the end of the 2016 season, Reid ranks second in regular season wins, trailing only Bill Belichick. While compiling his 10-9 postseason record with Philadelphia, Reid led the Eagles franchise to one Super Bowl appearance, a game that saw Philadelphia fall by a mere field goal to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX following the 2004 season.

Reid guided Philadelphia to nine playoff appearances (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010) during his 14-year tenure in the City of Brotherly Love. During that time period, only Indianapolis (12) and New England (10) had more postseason appearances than the Eagles. Reid’s playoff accomplishments as a head coach include one AFC West division title (2016), six NFC East division titles (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010), five NFC Championship Games (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008) and one Super Bowl berth (XXXIX). When you include his time as an NFL assistant coach, his teams have made the playoffs 18 times (20-17 record), and he has coached in three Super Bowls and eight NFC Championship Games.

The Eagles captured their sixth NFC East division title under Reid in 2010 as they set franchise records in points scored (439, 3rd in NFL), total net yards (6,230, 2nd in NFL) and yards per rushing attempt (5.4, 1st in NFL). Along the way, Reid played a vital role in the rebirth of QB Michael Vick, who earned Comeback Player of the Year honors as well as a Pro Bowl berth. Reid, himself, earned Coach of the Year honors from the Maxwell Football Club.

In 2008, Reid became the 37th coach to reach the 100-win plateau and the 22nd to win 100 games with one franchise. He overcame a 5-5-1 start to reach the NFC Championship Game.

In 2006, the Eagles lost six of their first 11 games and two of their most explosive players in QB Donovan McNabb and DE Jevon Kearse, but Reid led a season-ending, five-game win streak to capture the NFC East division title.

The 2004 Eagles clinched the NFC East title with five games remaining in the regular season and the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs after a 13-1 start. Along the way, Reid passed Greasy Neale for the most wins in franchise history as the Eagles earned their first trip to the Super Bowl since 1980.

In 2003, Philadelphia overcame an 0-2 start and a slew of injuries to post its second consecutive 12-win season. A year earlier, Reid was the overwhelming choice as the NFL’s Coach of the Year as the Eagles thrived without the services of McNabb to still capture home-field advantage in the playoffs.

After a 5-11 mark in his first season, Reid led the 2000 Eagles to the greatest turnaround in franchise history, finishing second in the NFC East at 11-5 and earning a trip to the NFC Divisional Playoffs. For his efforts, Reid was named the NFL’s Coach of the Year by the Maxwell Football Club, The Sporting News, and Football Digest.

Throughout his time in the NFL, Reid has continuously evaluated what is best for the game of football, serving on the NFL Competition Committee’s Coaches Subcommittee. The subcommittee is instrumental in providing feedback to the NFL Competition Committee for potential rule changes and ways to improve the game.

“I am a huge fan of Coach Reid,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “He is a person I have tremendous respect for as a coach and family man. Andy has been very helpful to me as Commissioner. He has tremendous insight into our game, and we are fortunate to have him in the NFL.”

Reid was originally introduced as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles on Jan. 11, 1999, after spending seven seasons as an assistant coach with the Green Bay Packers under Head Coach Mike Holmgren. During his seven years with the Packers, Reid served as the tight ends coach and assistant offensive line coach (1992-96) and as quarterbacks coach (1997-98). In his span with the Packers, the team reached the playoffs six times and represented the NFC twice in back-to-back Super Bowls, defeating New England in Super Bowl XXXI and falling to Denver in Super Bowl XXXII.

During his two-year stint as quarterbacks coach, Reid worked with Packers quarterback Brett Favre. While tutoring Favre, Reid and the Packers won their second straight NFC title, and Favre garnered league MVP honors for the third consecutive season. In his first NFL coaching role, Reid oversaw the tight ends while assisting Offensive Line Coach Tom Lovat. Under Reid’s watchful eye, tight ends Mark Chmura and Keith Jackson earned trips to the Pro Bowl.

Prior to joining the NFL ranks, Reid’s final collegiate stop was in Columbia, Missouri as he coached the offensive line at the University of Missouri (1989-91). Prior to his stint with the Tigers, Reid spent two years working with the offensive line at the University of Texas – El Paso, and before that, he held the same position with Northern Arizona. In 1983, Reid took the position of offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at San Francisco State, helping the Gators lead the nation in passing  and total offense for three consecutive years (1983-85).

A tackle and guard at Brigham Young University from 1979-81, Reid entered the coaching ranks as a graduate assistant at BYU under Head Coach LaVell Edwards in 1982. It was in that time at BYU that Reid began his association with Holmgren, who served as the quarterbacks coach for the Cougars. While at BYU, Reid earned both a bachelor’s degree in physical education and a master’s degree in professional leadership in physical education and athletics. While playing for the Cougars, Reid was also a columnist for the Provo Daily Herald.

A native of Los Angeles, Reid prepped at John Marshall High School in Los Angeles and went on to go to Glendale (Calif.) Junior College before attending BYU. In 2012, Reid was inducted into the Marshall High School Athletic Hall of Fame and was named to the Glendale Junior College Hall of Fame in 2003.

Education: Brigham Young University (B.A. 1981). Born: Los Angeles, Calif. Family: Wife - Tammy; Children - Sons Spencer, Britt and the late Garrett, and daughters Drew Ann and Crosby. He has five grandchildren, Maverick, Somers, Saylor, Blake, and Canyon.