Andy Reid has undoubtedly contributed his quota as a coach to the development and promotion of American football. Initially, he provided his expertise as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999 to 2012 and also served as Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Eagles.
He is credited with leading the Eagles to five National Football Conference (NFC) championship games and a 2004 Super Bowl appearance. He currently serves as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL).
Read on to learn more about Andy Reid Wife, Son, Height, Age, Weight, Net Worth, Family.
Andy Reid Bio, Age
Andrew Walter Reid was born on March 19, 1958, in Los Angeles, California. Despite facing hardships growing up in his family, Andrew had a cheerful disposition and found solace and joy through football. He attended John Marshall High School where he excelled academically while also working as a salesman during the holidays.
During his formative years in LA, Andrew participated actively in youth sports which provided him with an opportunity to be coached by Pete Arbogast – former radio playwright of the Cincinnati Bengals and radio host for USC’s soccer team.
In 1971, Andrew Reid participated in the “Punt Pass and Kick” competition which was broadcast live on Monday Night Football; he was 13 years old at the time. He later moved to Glendale Community College where he also played football as an offensive tackle on the school team. Between 1978 and 1980 when he was accepted at Brigham Young University he played on the same team as the now-famous “Jim McMahon”. Having met all the requirements for a university degree Andrew Reid graduated in 1981.
Andy Reid Education
As a young adult, Andy Reid attended John Marshall High School and worked as a vendor at Dodger Stadium. During this time he also played youth sports in East Hollywood at Lemon Grove Recreation Center under the guidance of Pete Arbogast – the current radio announcer for USC football and former play-by-play man for Cincinnati Bengals.
At the age of thirteen Reid was already a formidable figure on the football field. His size was such that he had to wear Les Josephson’s jersey (6’1″ 207 pounds) when appearing live on Monday Night Football for a Punt Pass and Kick competition in 1971.
Reid played offensive tackle at Glendale Community College in California before transferring to Brigham Young University where he was a teammate of Jim McMahon from 1978-1980. During his time at BYU Reid continued to play offensive tackle.
After graduating from university Andrew Reid spent an entire year learning as an assistant to the school’s soccer coaching team. The following nine years were to prove to be very valuable in his career as he worked as an offensive line coach at four different universities including Northern Arizona University with star player Frank Pollack.
In 2013 Reid was offered a five-year contract as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs which he accepted. Later in 2016, he would have his best regular season to date following the duel between the Chiefs and Oakland Raiders rivals in which he finished 12-4 and rose in the league for the first time since 2010. The following season (2017) Andy’s team got off to a strong start when they won their first game against the defending champions in the Super Bowl the “New England Patriots”.
After this strong start, the team suffered a number of setbacks losing six of seven games. However, they later claimed their second consecutive AFC World Championship title which happened to be the first consecutive title in the franchise’s history.
Family: Wife And Son
Andy Reid is a happily married man who signed the Covenant of Life in 1983 with his lovely wife Tammy Reid a physical education teacher at BYU. Together they have five wonderful children including sons Garret Reid Britt Reid and Spencer Reid while their daughter is named Crosby Reid and Drew Reid. Reid is no longer a religious man as he and his family attend the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Tragedy struck Andy Reid and his family on August 5 2012 when the family’s first son Garret Reid was confirmed dead. His body was found in his room at Lehigh University training camp. After an autopsy of his remains was performed it was determined that he may have died from an accidental heroin overdose.
Andy Reid Contract
On January 4, 2013, Andy Reid signed a five-year contract to become the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. Seven years later in November 2020, The Chiefs announced that Reid had signed an extension with them to remain their head coach.
Andy Reid Net Worth
It has been found that most athletes and coaches who make a career in contact sports like American football are very wealthy. With Coach Reid, seems to be involved in the action as he is not doing badly, especially as a coach with such an impressive CV and achievements. He currently earns an estimated salary of $6 million with a net worth of a whopping $20 million.
Andy Reid Height, Weight
There seems to be a growing trend among soccer coaches to gain weight in the sense that after leaving the active game of soccer they usually let go of their body and gain the extra pounds.
Andy Reid a man who is over 50 years old weights over 270 pounds and stands at a great height of 1.91 m (5’8″). His body measurements are quite unbalanced when you consider his BMI (Body Mass Index).
|Andrew Walter Reid
|March 19, 1958
|Los Angeles, California
|American Football Player and Coach
|$7.5 million $8 million per year
|Walter Reid (father), Elizabeth Reid (mother)