Coaches & Assistants

Matt Nagy
Head coach

Biography

Matt Nagy was hired as the 16th head coach in Chicago Bears franchise history on January 8, 2018.

Nagy, 39, has spent the last 10 seasons coaching in the NFL, all under head coach Andy Reid with the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs. He was promoted to OC following the 2016 season after serving as co-offensive coordinator with Brad Childress. Prior to that, Nagy spent three seasons as the Chiefs quarterbacks coach.

In his first season as offensive coordinator in 2017, Nagy guided a Chiefs offense that ranked No. 5 in the NFL in total offense with 375.4 yards per game en route to a 10-6 record and an AFC West Division championship. The Chiefs also finished sixth in the NFL in points per game (25.9), seventh in passing yards (256.5), ninth in rushing (118.9) and led the NFL with the fewest giveaways (11). The Chiefs also were one of the most explosive offenses in 2017, tying for fifth in the NFL with 69 plays from scrimmage of 20 or more yards.

In 2016, Nagy helped 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. Overall, Nagy helped the Chiefs to the postseason four times in his five seasons with the club.

Before joining the Chiefs coaching staff, Nagy spent three years on the offensive staff of the Philadelphia Eagles, serving two seasons as the franchise's offensive quality control coach (2011-12). He was promoted to that role after he served as a coaching 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.

Nagy 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 ranks 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.

He and his wife, Stacey, have four sons: Brayden, Tate, Jaxon and Jett.

Matt Nagy was hired as the 16th head coach in Chicago Bears franchise history on January 8, 2018.

Nagy, 39, has spent the last 10 seasons coaching in the NFL, all under head coach Andy Reid with the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs. He was promoted to OC following the 2016 season after serving as co-offensive coordinator with Brad Childress. Prior to that, Nagy spent three seasons as the Chiefs quarterbacks coach.

In his first season as offensive coordinator in 2017, Nagy guided a Chiefs offense that ranked No. 5 in the NFL in total offense with 375.4 yards per game en route to a 10-6 record and an AFC West Division championship. The Chiefs also finished sixth in the NFL in points per game (25.9), seventh in passing yards (256.5), ninth in rushing (118.9) and led the NFL with the fewest giveaways (11). The Chiefs also were one of the most explosive offenses in 2017, tying for fifth in the NFL with 69 plays from scrimmage of 20 or more yards.

In 2016, Nagy helped 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. Overall, Nagy helped the Chiefs to the postseason four times in his five seasons with the club.

Before joining the Chiefs coaching staff, Nagy spent three years on the offensive staff of the Philadelphia Eagles, serving two seasons as the franchise's offensive quality control coach (2011-12). He was promoted to that role after he served as a coaching 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.

Nagy 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 ranks 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.

He and his wife, Stacey, have four sons: Brayden, Tate, Jaxon and Jett.

 

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