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Branching out: A look at Andy Reid’s coaching tree

Eleven coaches who worked as assistants with the Eagles and Chiefs went on to become head coaches.
 
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, left, and then-co-offensive coordinator Matt Nagy talk during a 2016 game against the Seattle Seahawks in Kansas City, Mo.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, left, and then-co-offensive coordinator Matt Nagy talk during a 2016 game against the Seattle Seahawks in Kansas City, Mo. [ ORLIN WAGNER - Associated Press ]
Published Feb. 2, 2021

During Andy Reid’s 22 years as a head coach with the Eagles and Chiefs, 11 of his former assistants have gone on to become head coaches elsewhere in the NFL. That list includes current Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, who led the Jets from 2015-18. Here’s a list:

Todd Bowles

Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles was the New York Jets' head coach from 2015-18.
Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles was the New York Jets' head coach from 2015-18.

Head coach: Jets, 2015-18

Reid tie: Eagles assistant 2012

Current job: Bucs defensive coordinator

Brad Childress

Brad Childress was the Minnesota Vikings' head coach from 2006-10.
Brad Childress was the Minnesota Vikings' head coach from 2006-10.

Head coach: Vikings, 2006-2010

Reid tie: Eagles assistant 1999-2005; Chiefs analyst/assistant 2013-17

Current job: Retired

David Culley

David Culley is head coach of the Houston Texans.
David Culley is head coach of the Houston Texans. [ AP ]

Head coach: Texans, 2021-

Reid tie: Eagles assistant, 1999-2012; Chiefs assistant, 2013-16

Leslie Frazier

Leslie Frazier was the Minnesota Vikings' head coach from 2010-13.
Leslie Frazier was the Minnesota Vikings' head coach from 2010-13.

Head coach: Vikings, 2010-13

Reid tie: Eagles assistant 1999-2002

Current job: Bills defensive coordinator

John Harbaugh

John Harbaugh, right, has been head coach of the Baltimore Ravens since 2008.
John Harbaugh, right, has been head coach of the Baltimore Ravens since 2008.

Head coach: Ravens, 2008-present

Reid tie: Eagles assistant 1998-2007

Sean McDermott

Sean McDermott is head coach of the Buffalo Bills.
Sean McDermott is head coach of the Buffalo Bills.
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Head coach: Bills, 2017-present

Reid tie: Eagles assistant 1999-2010

Matt Nagy

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy, right, talks with Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy, right, talks with Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. [ KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI | AP ]

Head coach: Bears, 2018-present

Reid tie: Eagles assistant 2008-12; Chiefs assistant, 2013-17

Doug Pederson

Doug Pederson was head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles from 2016-20.
Doug Pederson was head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles from 2016-20. [ MICHAEL AINSWORTH | AP ]

Head coach: Eagles, 2016-2020

Reid tie: Eagles assistant 2009-2012; Chiefs assistant 2013-15

Current job: Unemployed

Ron Rivera

Ron Rivera has served as head coach of both the Washington Football Team and Carolina Panthers.
Ron Rivera has served as head coach of both the Washington Football Team and Carolina Panthers. [ ALEX BRANDON | AP ]

Head coach: Panthers, 2011-19; Washington Football Team, 2020-present

Reid tie: Eagles assistant 1999-2003

Pat Shurmur

Pat Shurmur was the New York Giants' head coach from 2017-19.
Pat Shurmur was the New York Giants' head coach from 2017-19. [ JOHN AMIS | AP ]

Head coach: Browns 2011-12, Giants 2018-19

Reid tie: Eagles assistant 1999-2008

Current job: Broncos offensive coordinator

Steve Spagnuolo

Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo was head coach of the St. Louis Rams from 2009-11.
Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo was head coach of the St. Louis Rams from 2009-11. [ PAUL SANCYA | AP ]

Head coach: Rams, 2009-11

Reid tie: Eagles assistant 1999-2006

Current job: Chiefs defensive coordinator

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