Every year the NFL puts out a Kickoff Guide for the upcoming season, and part of that guide is an introduction to each new head coach. The Chicago Bears are entering the Matt Nagy era, so they had a page dedicated to the 40-year old first-time head coach.
I’ve long been a fan of the Andy Reid offensive system, and Nagy is a direct descendant of that coaching tree. All 10 seasons on Nagy’s coaching resume was spent working for Reid. First in Philadelphia from 2008 to 2012, then in Kansas City from 2013 to 2017. As expected, Reid was very high on his latest protégé to get a head coaching gig, which we chronicled here and here.
Before his professional coaching journey took off, he was lighting up the arena league, something we shared here.
Did you know that Nagy has a higher Arena League passer rating than NFL Hall Of Famer Kurt Warmer?
Here’s the Q&A withNagy
One place I would like to travel to, but haven’t yet, is: The British Open
My favorite food is: GG’s stuffing on Thanksgiving and quesadillas from The Cats Meow (Manheim, PA).
The best football nickname is: Swaggy Nagy
My favorite college town is: Newark, Delawara
My favorite stadium, other than my own, is: Arrowhead Stadium. The fans are loud and passionate.
My favorite athlete as a child was: Isaiah Thomas (I wore No. 11 because of him)
The person who has influenced me the most is: In NFL speak, hands down Coach Andy Reid.
If I wasn’t coaching, I would be: In real estate
What is your most memorable football moment? In high school, losing to Berwick after I threw an interception and it really motivated me. Professionally, beating the Georgia Force (my former team) to make it to the Arena Bowl in 2007.
A hobby of mine is: Golf