Coach Bio

Matt Nagy
Co-Offensive Coordinator

Biography

Matt Nagy enters his fifth season in Kansas City and his first as offensive coordinator in 2017. Nagy was promoted following the 2016 season after serving as co-offensive coordinator alongside Brad Childress for a single season. Prior to that, Nagy spent two seasons as the Chiefs quarterbacks coach. He is in his eighth season as an NFL assistant coach. 

In his four seasons with the Chiefs, Nagy has worked closely with QB Alex Smith. Smith owns a 64.5 completion percentage through his first four seasons in Kansas City, which ranks first among all Chiefs quarterbacks with at least 700 passing attempts. Smith has also recorded four consecutive seasons passing for 3,000 yards since joing the franchise in 2013. Smith became the franchise’s all-time leading rusher among QBs after the 2016 season (1,317 yards). 

In 2016, Smith led the Chiefs to a 12-4 regular-season record, the club's first AFC West title since 2010, the No. 2 overall seed in the AFC and a first-round bye. Smith has led the Chiefs to the postseason three times in his four seasons with the club. In 2015, he led the Chiefs to a 30-0 win over the Houston Oilers in the Wild Card Round of the 2015 playoffs, marking the first playoff win by the club in 22 years. In his first four seasons, Smith had a combined 41 wins, marking the most wins by a Chiefs QB in their first four seasons with the club. 

In his first year with the Chiefs, Nagy worked with Smith in a season that brought him five 100.0 plus quarterback ratings, one of which was a perfect rating of 158.3 at Oakland (12/15/13). Focusing on ball protection, he coached Smith to a league-low seven interceptions with a minimum of 300 attempts and a 1.4 interception percentage, also the lowest in the NFL. Smith’s interception percentage in the 2013 season has him solidified as the third-best single season mark in franchise history. Smith also earned his first Pro Bowl selection following his first season with the Chiefs in 2013.

Nagy's football career

Before joining the Chiefs coaching staff, Nagy spent three years on the offensive staff of the Philadelphia Eagles, most recently serving two seasons as the franchise’s offensive quality control coach (2011-12). He was promoted to that role after he served as a coaches assistant during the 2010 campaign. His initial experience with the Eagles came in 2008 and 2009 when he served as a coaching intern during Eagles training camp.

A former quarterback for the Arena Football League, Nagy played six seasons for the New York Dragons (2002), Carolina Cobras (2004), Georgia Force (2005-06) and Columbus Destroyers (2007-08). During his career, Nagy completed 65.5 percent of his passes for 18,866 yards, 374 touchdowns and a quarterback rating of 115.1.

He played collegiately at Delaware, setting more than 20 career passing records at the time, including career marks for passing yards (8,214) and touchdowns (58). He ranked second for most career attempts (895) and most career completions (502) behind former Delaware star and current Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco. Nagy earned All-America honors as a senior for the Blue Hens after setting single-season records in attempts (379), yards (3,436) and touchdowns (29).

After graduating from Delaware with a degree in health and physical education, Nagy gained coaching experience at several local high schools, as he served as an assistant coach at Manheim Central (2001), the quarterbacks coach at Cedar Crest (2002-03) and the offensive coordinator at Palmyra Area High School (2008-09).

Born on April 24, 1978, in Plainfield, N.J., the Lancaster, Pa., native attended Manheim Central High School, earning all-state honors as a senior.

Education: ­University of Delaware (B.S. 2001). Born: Plainfield, N.J. Family: Wife - Stacey; Sons - Brayden, Tate, Jaxon and Jett.

Matt Nagy enters his fifth season in Kansas City and his first as offensive coordinator in 2017. Nagy was promoted following the 2016 season after serving as co-offensive coordinator alongside Brad Childress for a single season. Prior to that, Nagy spent two seasons as the Chiefs quarterbacks coach. He is in his eighth season as an NFL assistant coach. 

In his four seasons with the Chiefs, Nagy has worked closely with QB Alex Smith. Smith owns a 64.5 completion percentage through his first four seasons in Kansas City, which ranks first among all Chiefs quarterbacks with at least 700 passing attempts. Smith has also recorded four consecutive seasons passing for 3,000 yards since joing the franchise in 2013. Smith became the franchise’s all-time leading rusher among QBs after the 2016 season (1,317 yards). 

In 2016, Smith led the Chiefs to a 12-4 regular-season record, the club's first AFC West title since 2010, the No. 2 overall seed in the AFC and a first-round bye. Smith has led the Chiefs to the postseason three times in his four seasons with the club. In 2015, he led the Chiefs to a 30-0 win over the Houston Oilers in the Wild Card Round of the 2015 playoffs, marking the first playoff win by the club in 22 years. In his first four seasons, Smith had a combined 41 wins, marking the most wins by a Chiefs QB in their first four seasons with the club. 

In his first year with the Chiefs, Nagy worked with Smith in a season that brought him five 100.0 plus quarterback ratings, one of which was a perfect rating of 158.3 at Oakland (12/15/13). Focusing on ball protection, he coached Smith to a league-low seven interceptions with a minimum of 300 attempts and a 1.4 interception percentage, also the lowest in the NFL. Smith’s interception percentage in the 2013 season has him solidified as the third-best single season mark in franchise history. Smith also earned his first Pro Bowl selection following his first season with the Chiefs in 2013.

Nagy's football career

Before joining the Chiefs coaching staff, Nagy spent three years on the offensive staff of the Philadelphia Eagles, most recently serving two seasons as the franchise’s offensive quality control coach (2011-12). He was promoted to that role after he served as a coaches assistant during the 2010 campaign. His initial experience with the Eagles came in 2008 and 2009 when he served as a coaching intern during Eagles training camp.

A former quarterback for the Arena Football League, Nagy played six seasons for the New York Dragons (2002), Carolina Cobras (2004), Georgia Force (2005-06) and Columbus Destroyers (2007-08). During his career, Nagy completed 65.5 percent of his passes for 18,866 yards, 374 touchdowns and a quarterback rating of 115.1.

He played collegiately at Delaware, setting more than 20 career passing records at the time, including career marks for passing yards (8,214) and touchdowns (58). He ranked second for most career attempts (895) and most career completions (502) behind former Delaware star and current Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco. Nagy earned All-America honors as a senior for the Blue Hens after setting single-season records in attempts (379), yards (3,436) and touchdowns (29).

After graduating from Delaware with a degree in health and physical education, Nagy gained coaching experience at several local high schools, as he served as an assistant coach at Manheim Central (2001), the quarterbacks coach at Cedar Crest (2002-03) and the offensive coordinator at Palmyra Area High School (2008-09).

Born on April 24, 1978, in Plainfield, N.J., the Lancaster, Pa., native attended Manheim Central High School, earning all-state honors as a senior.

Education: ­University of Delaware (B.S. 2001). Born: Plainfield, N.J. Family: Wife - Stacey; Sons - Brayden, Tate, Jaxon and Jett.