The Fab Five: Profiling Philadelphia Eagles Coaches.

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The Fab Five: Profiling Philadelphia Eagles Coaches.
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“The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.”- Vincent Lombardi.

 

Andy Reid- Head Coach and Executive Vice President/Football Operations:

Andy Reid came to the Philadelphia Eagles after spending seven seasons as an assistant coach with the Green Bay Packers under Coach Mike Holmgren.

During that period, the Packers reached the playoffs six times and most importantly,
defeated New England in Super Bowl XXXI. In 1997-98, Reid was promoted to quarterbacks coach, working closely with Brett Favre. Holmgren urged Reid to learn the ins and outs of the offensive system.

This ultimately paid off as Eagles Owner, Jeffrey Lurie, hired Reid in 1999 as their new head coach.

Reid's career as an NFL coach is nothing short of remarkable.

In his 17-year NFL coaching career, Reid's teams have made the playoffs 13 times.

He has coached in the Super Bowl three times, in the NFC Championship game eight times, and in the Pro Bowl five times. He has captured five division titles and five trips to the NFC Championship game. He has earned NFL coach of the year honors twice.

Reid's winning percentage is 2nd among active coaches with 100 games under their belt. Reid is the 2nd longest tenured head coach in the NFL and the 8th longest tenured head coach in the four major professional sports. He is the 18th coach in NFL history to remain with this original team for 10 or more years.
 
In 2004, he led the Eagles to their first trip to the Superbowl since 1980.

Heading into his 11th season as head coach, he remains one of the most prominent head coaches in the NFL. 

 

Marty Mornhinweg- Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator:


Marty Mornhinweg joined the Eagles as a senior assistant coach in 2003.

Prior to joining this organization, Mornhinweg spent two seasons as head coach of the Detroit Lions. He served as the offensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers from 1997-2000. From 1995-96, he also served as an offensive assistant coach for the Green Bay Packers alongside Andy Reid.

Mornhinweg is known for his offensive guidance. Under Mornhinweg, four quarterbacks have earned Pro Bowl honors: Donovan McNabb, Brett Favre, Steve Young and Jeff Garcia. With Mornhinweg, both the Eagles and 49ers have set franchise records.

He is now entering his seventh season with the Eagles and his sixth season as assistant head coach/offensive coordinator.


Jim Johnson- Defensive Coordinator:

In 1999, Head Coach Andy Reid hired Jim Johnson as defensive coordinator.

Johnson has "been around the block" so to speak. He spent eight seasons with the
Arizona Cardinals, excelling as their secondary coach. He served a four year tenure in Indianapolis before arriving in Seattle.

As the Eagles' defensive coordinator, he's produced 26 Pro Bowl selections. In 2001, his defensive squad became the fourth team in NFL history to go all 16 games without allowing more than 21 points.

Since 2000, the squad ranks second in the NFL with 390 sacks, second in the NFL with 3rd down efficiency and red zone touchdown percentage and fourth in fewest points allowed.

Currently, Johnson is undergoing a personal battle with cancer. He has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the team to take care of his health.

 

Sean McDermott- Secondary Coach:

In 1998, Sean McDermott joined the Eagles as a scouting administrative coordinator.

In 1999, he was promoted to assistant to the head coach. From 2001-02, McDermott
worked as the defensive assistant/quality control coach; and in 2003, he became assistant secondary coach. From 2004-06, McDermott served as the secondary/safeties coach. In 2008, McDermott was named the secondary coach.

Under McDermott's guidance, Safeties Brian Dawkins and Michael Lewis earned Pro Bowl berths for the first time in team history. He is also credited with the development of Safety Quintin Mikell, and Linebackers Omar Gaither and Chris Gocong.

In 2008, two of his players, Safety Brian Dawkins and Cornerback Asante Samuel gained Pro Bowl honors.

He is now entering his 11th season with the Eagles. Currently, he is replacing Jim Johnson (medical leave) as the defensive coordinator.


Ted Daisher- Special Teams Coordinator:

In 2004-05, Ted Daisher spent two seasons with the Eagles as special teams quality control coach. In 2006, he became Oakland's special teams coordinator. In 2007-08, Daisher spent two seasons as the special teams coordinator for the Cleveland Browns.

In 2007, the Browns had three Pro Bowlers, one of which lead the league in kickoff return averages.

Daisher is entering his sixth season in the NFL. Currently, this is his first season as the Eagles special teams coordinator.

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