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Frank Reich is a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) and has been the head coach for the Carolina Panthers since 2023. Prior to this season, he coached for the Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals, San Diego Chargers, and Philadelphia Eagles for seventeen seasons. His most recent position was with the Colts as their head coach. During his career he was a head coach for six seasons, first with the Indianapolis Colts. He led the Colts for five seasons, compiling a record of 41-40-1. He was fired from the Colts on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Reich was fired by the Colts after a 3-5-1 start to the 2022 season. His next head coaching stint was with the Carolina Panthers for the 2023 season, leading the team to a 1-10-0 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 42-50-1 across six seasons including going 1-2-0 in the playoffs. Reich will be the new head coach for the Carolina Panthers in 2023.
Frank Reich Coaching Tree
Before he was a head coach, Reich served as an assistant coach for Tony Dungy, Jim Caldwell, Ken Whisenhunt, Mike McCoy, and Doug Pederson. During this time, he coached for three years for Jim Caldwell and Mike McCoy. During his time as head coach, three assistant coaches, (Matt Eberflus, Jonathan Gannon, and Nick Sirianni) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 42-44-0 in the regular season and 2-2 in the playoffs during their six seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.
He was drafted in the third round with the fifty-seventh pick in the 1985 draft to play quarterback for the Bills.
Reich was born on Monday, December 4, 1961 in Freeport, New York.
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University of Maryland
Frank Reich played college football for the University of Maryland from 1981-1984. Most notable from his college career was a game in 1984 against the Miami Hurricanes. At one point the Terrapins trailed 31-0. Reich replaced starting quarterback Stan Gelbaugh and led a comeback that at the time was the largest deficit ever overcome in a college football game when the Terrapins won 42-40. Reich was drafted in the 3rd Round of the 1985 NFL draft by the Buffalo Bills.
Reich played football for the Buffalo Bills from 1985 until 1994, serving primarily as the backup to Hall-of-Fame quarterback Jim Kelly. While starting only ten games (including playoffs) for the Bills in his ten years, he helped engineer the largest comeback in NFL history as he rallied the Bills from a 35-3 third-quarter deficit against the Houston Oilers in the 1992 playoffs to win 41-38 in overtime.
After his decade with the Bills ended, Reich signed a free agent contract with the latest expansion team in the league, the Carolina Panthers. While he hoped to serve as the starting quarterback for the new team, he ended up only started the first three games as rookie quarterback (and first round pick) Kerry Collins started the other thirteen.
New York Jets
After the 1995 season was over, Reich signed with the New York Jets and backed up quarterback Neil O'Donnell. However, injuries shortened O'Donnell's season and Reich ended up starting seven games for the Jets en route to a 1-15 record while Reich post career highs in many statistics, including yards and touchdowns.
After his single season with the Jets, Reich played the 1997 and 1998 seasons with the Detroit Lions to finish out his career. During his two years with the Lions, he appeared in twelve games and started two as the team's backup quarterback.
Reich began his coaching career in 2006 as a coaching intern for the Indianapolis Colts. A connection with Colts GM Bill Polian, formerly with the Bills and Panthers, started his coaching career for the team. That season the Colts won the Super Bowl. Reich spent the 2006 and 2007 seasons in this role before being promoted to offensive coaching staff assistant in 2008. By 2009 he was promoted to quarterbacks coach by new head coach Jim Caldwell, working with Peyton Manning as the Colts lost in the Super Bowl to finish the season. Under Reich's coaching, Manning won his record fourth AP MVP award in 2009 and continued to set records in 2010. For the 2011 season Reich was moved to the Colts wide receiver coach as the team, with Manning out for the season, stumbled to a 2-14 record.
San Diego Chargers
After his single season in Arizona, Reich was hired by the Los Angeles Chargers as the team's quarterbacks coach for the 2013 season. Working with quarterback Phillip Rivers, the Chargers made the playoffs as they finished the season 9-7. Rivers had his best season of his career, as he set the team record for completion percentage at 69.5% and tied the team record with a passing rating of 105.5. In 2014, Reich was promoted to offensive coordinator to replace Whisenhunt who became the head coach of the Tennessee Titans. The team finished 9-7 again, but missed the playoffs.
|2023 Carolina Panthers||Head Coach||1-10-0||0-0|
|2022 Indianapolis Colts||Head Coach||3-5-1||0-0|
|2021 Indianapolis Colts||Head Coach||9-8-0||0-0|
|2020 Indianapolis Colts||Head Coach||11-5-0||0-1|
|2019 Indianapolis Colts||Head Coach||7-9-0||0-0|
|2018 Indianapolis Colts||Head Coach||10-6-0||1-1|
|2017 Philadelphia Eagles||Offensive Coordinator||13-3-0||3-0|
|2016 Philadelphia Eagles||Offensive Coordinator||7-9-0||0-0|
|2015 San Diego Chargers||Offensive Coordinator||4-12-0||0-0|
|2014 San Diego Chargers||Offensive Coordinator||9-7-0||0-0|
|2013 San Diego Chargers||Quarterbacks Coach||9-7-0||1-1|
|2012 Arizona Cardinals||Wide Receivers Coach||5-11-0||0-0|
|2011 Indianapolis Colts||Wide Receivers Coach||2-14-0||0-0|
|2010 Indianapolis Colts||Quarterbacks Coach||10-6-0||0-1|
|2009 Indianapolis Colts||Quarterbacks Coach||14-2-0||2-1|
|2008 Indianapolis Colts||Offensive Assistant Coach||12-4-0||0-1|
|2007 Indianapolis Colts||Intern||13-3-0||0-1|
|2006 Indianapolis Colts||Intern||12-4-0||4-0|
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- Years as head coach: 6
- Years as a coordinator: 4
- Championships won: 2006 and 2017
- Conference Championships won: 2006, 2009, and 2017
- Fourth in winning percentage for the Indianapolis Colts.
- Past teams coached for: Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, Arizona Cardinals
- College Attended: Maryland Terrapins
- Date of Birth: Monday, December 4, 1961 (61 years old), Freeport, New York
- Draft: NFL Draft: 1985, Round 3, Pick 1