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How Andy Reid's Wife Tammy Has Shaped His Success for More Than 40 Years

Tammy Reid has been more than just a wife to NFL coach Andy Reid.

Andy Reid, the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, isn't just loved for the wins he brings to Arrowhead Stadium. He's a big hit with players and fans alike, thanks to his one-of-a-kind personality and top-notch coaching. And let's talk about his style. You've probably seen him in that Tommy Bahama floral shirt he rocks at every NFL head coach group photo. And who can forget that super foggy face mask he wore during the pandemic? Sure, Bill Belichick might have more Super Bowl rings, but when it comes to fashion, Andy's got it going on. But the best part of the NFL legend is arguably Andy Reid's wife, Tammy, who is incredibly popular with his players and the team's fans.

Dealing with the stress of keeping the Chiefs on top, through all those championship games and Super Bowl runs, Andy's got a great support system in Tammy. She is truly a big part of his overall success in the NFL.

Following the Chiefs' AFC Wild Card win against the Miami Dolphins, fans might want to get to know Andy's better half and biggest cheerleader. Together, Andy and Tammy are an absolute powerhouse couple in the world of football. Read on to learn more about Andy Reid's wife, Tammy Reid.

Who is Andy Reid's Wife, Tammy Reid?

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Andy Reid's wife Tammy met her future husband while attending college at Brigham Young University in Utah, and began dating in the 1980s. After falling for Tammy, Andy converted to become a member of the Church of Latter-day Saints and a Mormon. The couple married in 1981 and had five children together: Garrett Reid, Britt Reid, Drew Ann Reid, Crosby Reid and Spencer Reid.

Andy Reid's Son Died From an Overdose

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Reid's personal life has been on display for years now, and the coverage has been about his net worth or vacation spots. Both Britt and Garrett Reid were reported to have been battling addiction throughout their lives and even spent time in prison for their offenses. In 2012, The New York Times tragically revealed Garrett, the couple's eldest son, passed away from a heroin overdose while at Eagles camp. Reid discussed with ESPN the importance of keeping his family together following the tragedy, in an emotional interview.

Andy Reid's Children

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Britt previously worked as a training camp assistant for the Eagles, and then worked as a member of his dad's coaching staff in Kansas City, serving as an outside linebackers coach. He also worked as a graduate assistant at Temple University from 2011-12 until joining Kansas City in 2013, where he had served as a defensive quality control coach, assistant defensive line coach, and defensive line coach.

Spencer played college football at Temple and now works as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for The Chiefs. Drew Ann married Devin Woodhouse and took his last name. Devin spent numerous years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Kansas City Chiefs.

After the Chiefs' win in Super Bowl LIV, Tammy said that it felt like Garrett was there on the field with the family.

"The fact that we were all here, that was amazing," Tammy told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Except for 'G.' So sad, but I know he's watching us."

Britt Reid Car Accident

On Thursday night, February 4, 2021, just three days before Super Bowl LV, Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was involved in a multi-car accident involving two young children. The three-vehicle accident left a 5-year-old with "life-threatening injuries" and a 4-year-old with non-life-threatening injuries, according to ESPN.

The son of head coach Andy Reid was driving a white Dodge Ram Laramie Sport pickup truck that hit a Chevrolet Impala on the side of an entrance ramp to Interstate 435. The Impala had run out of gas, and the passengers called for help, which arrived via a Chevrolet Traverse that was parked next to it. Per CBS Sports, Reid hit the left front of the Impala and then the right rear of the Traverse.

ESPN reported that via a search warrant Britt told a Kansas City Police Department officer that he had two to three alcoholic drinks and had taken prescription Adderall. ESPN also reported from the warrant that a KCPD officer said Britt's eyes were bloodshot and smelled "a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages."

Reid was later sentenced to three years in prison, which was one less than prosecutors had recommended for the accident. Britt's wife filed for divorce following the DWI incident.

The car crash isn't the first time Britt Reid had been involved in trouble. In 2007, he flashed a gun at another driver on the road and was sentenced to eight to 23 months in prison after pleading guilty to a road rage incident. The following year, he pleaded guilty to DUI charges after hitting a shopping cart in a parking lot.

Early Life & College Career

Andy Reid was born in Los Angeles, California and attended John Marshall High School. He played offensive line in high school and continued doing so during his time at BYU. He also spent a year at Glendale Community College.

As a kid, Reid was most famously known for appearing in a punt, pass and kick competition at 13 years old. You can watch the video above of the competition, with Reid standing head and shoulders above the rest of the kids in the competition, which took place over 50 years ago.

Coaching Career

Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs walks on the sideline during a game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High.

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Andy Reid's first opportunity in coaching came via BYU in 1981, where he served as a graduate assistant coach. Over the course of the next decade, Reid would bounce between coaching roles at various minor college football programs.

Reid's NFL coaching debut came with the Green Bay Packers, which hired him as an assistant coach in 1992. He would help guide the team to victory in Super Bowl XXXI over the New England Patriots.

In 1999, Reid was hired as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, and by 2001 he was promoted to executive vice president of football operations in Philly.

Reid was the head coach of the Eagles for 14 seasons, earning a 130-93 record and coaching in 19 playoff games for the franchise. During his tenure, the Eagles made one Super Bowl — Super Bowl XXXIX against the New England Patriots in February 2005 — but were defeated 24-21.

In 2012, Andy Reid parted ways with the Philadelphia Eagles after the team struggled to a 4-12 record. He was replaced by controversial head coach Chip Kelly, who came to Philly via the University of Oregon.

The saying, "one man's trash is another man's treasure" is probably the best way to describe the Chiefs' acquisition of Andy Reid. The Kansas City Chiefs, who were coming off an abysmal 2-14 record, hired Reid in 2013 to become their head coach.

Reid would make the playoffs in six of his first seven seasons in KC, but it took until 2019 for the Chiefs to reach the Super Bowl.

In 2015, the Chiefs parlayed an 11-5 record into a playoff berth, but were ousted by the New England Patriots in the AFC Divisional Round. The following year they met a similar fate at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In 2017, Andy Reid and Brett Veach made the best decision of their respective football careers, drafting quarterback Patrick Mahomes with the 10th-overall pick in the NFL Draft. The selection of Mahomes changed the course of the franchise, elevating them to true Super Bowl contenders.

Mahomes didn't see meaningful game action until his sophomore season in the league, but absolutely dominated in his first full season as the starting QB, tossing 50 touchdown passes and winning the NFL MVP award. The Chiefs made the AFC Championship in 2019 but were ultimately sent home by future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

Following that season, the Chiefs were ready to make their final push. After finishing the regular season with a 12-4 record, Andy Reid achieved his first Super Bowl win, defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.

In the 2020-21 season, the Chiefs yet again advanced to Super Bowl LV for a matchup against Tom Brady's NFC champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Reid returned to the big game just a couple of years later, taking down his former team in the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII for the second Super Bowl championship of his head coaching career.

This truly seems like the beginning of a potential dynasty in Kansas City, Missouri, which doesn't bode well for division rivals like the Broncos, Raiders and Chargers.

The best part? The Chiefs' beloved football coach gets to enjoy each win with his wife, Tammy.

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