Who is Matt Nagy?
Matthew Nagy abbreviated as Matt Nagy is an American professional football coach and former arena football quarterback, who is the senior assistant and quarterbacks coach for the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL (National Football League). From 2018 to 2021, he was the head coach of the Chicago Bears.
When Nagy was a quarterback, he played college football for the University of Delaware from 1997 to 2000, setting various school passing records. Following his failure to get an NFL contract, he joined the Arena Football League (AFL). Nagy spent six seasons playing for the New York Dragons, Carolina Cobras, Georgia Force, and Columbus Destroyers.
Matt became an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Eagles after completing his playing career in 2009. He spent five seasons in several offensive positions under head coach Andy Reid. When Reid moved to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013, Matt followed him to become the quarterbacks’ coach. He served the role until he was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2016. In 2018, Matt was named the Bears’ head coach, guiding the team to their first NFC North championship and playoff appearance since 2010 in his first year.
How old is Matt Nagy?
Matthew Nagy is 44 years old as of February 2023, having been born on April 24, 1978, in Dunellen, New Jersey, U.S. He shares his birthday with celebrities including; Aya Tanjali, Caspar Lee, Kelly Clarkson, Thomas Sanders, Aidan Gillen, Alejandro Fernandez, Austin Nichols, Barbra Streisand, Billy Gould, Brad Morgan, Brian Marshall, and many more.
Matt Nagy Family
Who are Matt Nagy’s parents?
Matthew Nagy was born in Dunellen, New Jersey to Bill Nagy and Gail Stouch. He was brought up in Piscataway as a baby before moving to Manheim. His parents divorced three years after his birth and he moved with his mother to Manheim, Pennsylvania. Despite his parents’ divorce, he was very close to both. His father is a former defensive line coach for New Jersey high schools and won a state championship with Elizabeth High School in 1980. He turned to a businessman prior to becoming a teacher in 2009, teaching in the same area where his son Matt coached at the time.
Does Matt Nagy have siblings?
Nagy was the only child born to Bill and Gail since they divorced after he was only three years old. However, his father married again and has two children, who are Matt’s stepsiblings. He has two stepsiblings, brother Luke, who played receiver and safety at Manheim Central High School, and Jenna Nagy.
Matt Nagy Education
Nagy received his high school education at Manheim Central High School in Pennsylvania. There, he played high school football and basketball for the school. He then joined the University of Delaware and graduated in 2000. Matt played college football at the university from 1997 to 2000 setting various school passing records.
Matt Nagy Interests
In high school, Nagy took part in sports like football and basketball. He was an amazing football player both in high school and a university setting various records as a player.
Matt Nagy Wife
Nagy is married to his high school lover Stacey to date. They married in 2002 after being in love for a long time from high school and have four sons together. His wife was the girls’ track coach when Nagy was a quarterbacks coach at Cedar Crest High School in Lebanon.
Matt Nagy Kids
Nagy and the love of his life, Stacey have four children together, all are sons. He has four sons, Jaxon, Brayden, Tate, and Jett Nagy. Brayden and Tate, play football for Lake Forest High School.
Matt Nagy Residence
Chicago Bears head coach, Nagy, and his loving sweetheart live in their six-bedroom newly built mansion in Lake Bluff. It is less than a block away from Lake Michigan and it cost $2.75 million.
Matt Nagy Height
Former player and current Chicago Bears head coach, Matt, has an athletic and well-built body with an amazing height of 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) and a weight of 100 kg (220 lbs).
Matt Nagy College Career
Although Matt succeeded in high school, he did not get many offers from NCAA Division I-A schools. This was because of his slow 40-yard dash time of 4.7 seconds and a small body at 6ft 1.5 in (1.87 m) and 190 lb (86 kg). Schools such as Syracuse and Wake Forest considered him but eventually withdrew after signing other quarterbacks. He got scholarships from Division I-AAA schools in Delaware and New Hampshire, gaining interest in the former while attending James Madison’s game against them in 1995. Matt committed verbally to Delaware despite Rutgers head coach Terry Shea expressing interest in recruiting him.
From 1997 to 2000, Matt played for the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens. As the team traditionally used a run-heavy Wing T offense under head coach Tubby Raymond, Nagy and more talented receivers led to an increase in passing. Delaware’s offense tried at least 30 passes in eight of thirteen games in 2000. The teammates and future coaching colleagues of Nagy’s consisted of Chiefs general manager Brett Veach and Bears assistant Brian Ginn, the latter being the starting quarterback before Nagy.
In 1997, Nagy served as Ginn’s backup after redshirting his freshman year. When Ginn injured his shoulder in the first round of the I-AA playoffs, Matt took his place as a starter. He completed 9 of 15 passes for 125 yards as the Blues Hens won 16-7 in the quarterfinal against Georgia Southern. In the semifinal, he threw two second-half touchdown passes but a last-second field goal lead to McNeese State’s 21-20 victory. Ginn and Nagy split the starting job to open the 1998 campaign. However, Ginn was not able to complete the season after he broke his leg in the third game of the year against West Chester.
Matt continued to set 11 school single-season passing records, such as yards in a season (2,916) and yards in a game (556 against Connecticut). He completed the year with 20 touchdown passes against 12 interceptions and a 157.36 passer rating, the second-best in the country. Nagy also assisted wide receiver Eddie Conti to break the NCAA record for receiving yards in a season with 1,712 on 98 receptions.
Nagy became the permanent starter ahead of Ginn in 1999. He got a high ankle sprain seven games into the season in a 26-19 loss to UMass. This forced him to miss time and snapped a 15-game starting streak. He returned after two games against Rhode Island, joining the game in the third quarter, and later being substituted for Mike Medley in the final period. Nagy continued as a starter to 2000 being named third-team I-AA All-American becoming Delaware’s first All-American quarterback since Rich Gannon in 1986. He completed his college career with 8,214 passing yards, 58 touchdown passes, and a rating of 146.74, all of which were the best in the team’s history.
Matt Nagy’s Professional career
Matt attracted interest from the New York Giants as a free agent after not being picked in the 2001 NFL Draft. However, their acquisition of Jesse Palmer ended that possibility. He took part in a tryout with the Green Bay Packers on September 11, although he was not signed. Later on, he auditioned with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Dallas Cowboys, and New York Jets, the third one coming after starting his arena football career in 2002. Together with a phone conversation with Minnesota Vikings officials failed to result in contracts.
New York Dragons
Matt tried out for the New York Dragons of the Arena Football League without any opportunities in the NFL. Head coach John Gregory likened Nagy to his former Iowa Barnstormers star and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner. Nagy and Warner were comparable in size, possessed the ability to throw while running, and shared similar leadership qualities. Gregory decided to sign Nagy and the Dragons offered him a three-year contract, via agent Art Weiss opted for a two-year deal.
Matt made his AFL debut in the 2002 season opener vs. Los Angeles, after replacing a struggling Danny Ragsdale in the fourth quarter. He finished three of eight passes for 68 yards and a touchdown to Steve Papin as New York lost 43-25. Later he was named the starter for the Buffalo Destroyers game and was 27-of-37 for 300 yards and 7 touchdowns en route to a Dragons 69-54 victory. He was substituted out for Danny Kanell in the Detroit Fury match, throwing 3 touchdowns to lead the Dragons to a 44-37 victory, and then became the starter.
Kanell’s struggles against the Orlando Predators prompted Nagy to return to action to action in the fourth quarter, He threw a 12-yard touchdown to Jason Maxwell for his lone score in the 52-33 loss. Aaron Garcia, was New York’s regular beginning quarterback until he signed with the San Francisco 49ers in the offseason, came back to the team for the remaining 2002 season. Matt started six games in his rookie year, finishing with 1,242 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions.
He tore his left anterior cruciate ligament during the offseason in a flag football game in Lancaster, Pennsylvania preventing him from playing the 2003 season. As he was retraining his leg with trainer Steve Saunders, he spent the year receiving a real estate license and serving as a substitute PE teacher. When not active for his team, he was the team’s color commentator for radio broadcasts.
Matt was exchanged for lineman Tim McGill to the Carolina Cobras on November 13, 2003. The Cobras went 0-16 in 2003, and employed Gregory as offensive coordinator for the 2004 season. He recorded 282 passing yards, and 7 total touchdowns (6 passing, one rushing) in his first year against the Dallas Desperados as Carolina won 67-41 and snapped a 17-game losing streak. The opening win was followed by a 54-52 victory over the Columbus Destroyers when Matt threw the game-winning touchdown to Damien Groce as time expired. Head coach Ed Khayat was sacked after the Cobras lost the following four games, leading to Gregory’s promotion.
Carolina scored 24 unanswered points in the third quarter and Matt had four touchdown passes against defending ArenaBowl champion Tampa Bay Storm. The Cobras won 54-43 in the first game with Gregory as interim head coach and it became their first home victory since 2002. They then dropped to 3-7 consisting of winning only one of their last eight games. Gregory was then replaced by defensive coordinator Ron Selesky, while Rickey Foggie became the starting quarterback for the rest of the season, They ended the season 6-10 and Matt finished 237 of 348 passes for 2,371 yards, 47 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions in ten starts. By the time of his benching, Matt’s 2,371 passing yards were rated 6th in the league.
As a free agent, Matt visited the Philadelphia Soul with an aim of playing near home until they signed Tony Graziani. He was then offered a contract by the Colorado Crush. But signed a one-year deal with Georgia Force on October 27, 2004. Despite being a backup for newly signed Jim Kubiak, he felt Kubiak’s injury history, giving him the best opportunity to play. He thanked Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank who had bought the Force. He started the 2005 season as the starter and led the Force to a 4-1 start. Before suffering a season-ending left knee injury against the Austin Wranglers.
Nagy played on in the 2005 playoffs, throwing 5 touchdowns in a 62-49 win against the Storm. He continued to play for the Force throughout the year. Nagy finished the regular season converting 260 of 388 passes for 3,003 yards, 66 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. He was even named the second-team All-Arena. Matt went on to play for the Force in the 2006 season. And on August 19, 2006, he was traded to the Destroyers for lineman Mike Sutton. Coincidentally, Kubiak was instrumental in the decision to trade Matt. Having completed his playing career after 2005 to become the Force’s Director of Player Personnel. Matt ended his two-year tenure in Georgia as the team’s record holder. In total passing yards (7,268), completions (632), and touchdowns (151).
The 2007 Destroyers started the season 6-4 prior to losing five consecutive games. Matt recorded 256 passing yards and seven touchdowns to lead Columbus to a 74-43 win and a playoff berth at 7-9. He also threw for 3,561 yards and 75 touchdowns in the regular season. Nagy played on for Columbus and completed a total of 358 passes (of 576 attempts) for 4,440 yards, 74 touchdowns, and 8 Interceptions. His playing career ended after the AFL folded in late 2008 because of the Great Recession. Within six seasons, Matt recorded more than 18,000 passing yards, 374 touchdowns throws, 55 interceptions, and 22 rushing touchdowns.
Matt Nagy Coaching career
Nagy went back to Manheim Central High School as a quarterbacks coach in 2001. The next year, he was invited to work the same position at Cedar Crest High School in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, where his wife Stacey was the girls’ track coach. In addition to serving with the varsity team, he was the junior varsity football team’s head coach and worked there till 2003. Following his internship with the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2008 NFL offseason. He joined Palmyra Area High School in Palmyra, Pennsylvania as offensive coordinator. In his first season, the Cougars went 5-5 and stayed with them through 2009, during which they recorded a 4-6 record, prior to him leaving for a full-time job in the NFL.
Veach invited Matt to return to Philadelphia and intern for the Eagles again in 2009. After several injuries in the team, the Eagles tried to sign Nagy as a player, and he was allowed by the NFL. However, the league refused after a short time, claiming he was still under a contract with the AFL. He was later was employed for a full-time job with the Eagles as an assistant to Andy Reid. With the team, he moved through the coaching ranks by following quality control coach Doug Pederson. Taking up his role when Pederson became the quarterback coach in 2011.
When Reid was fired by the Eagles in 2012, he moved to the Kansas City Chiefs, taking Pederson and Nagy with him. Pederson became an offensive coordinator and Nagy the quarterbacks’ coach. However, Pederson went back to the Eagles in 2016 to become a head coach. And Matt got promoted to co-offensive coordinator together with spread game analyst Brad Childress.
Later when Childress was promoted to assistant head coach, Nagy became the lone offensive coordinator. The team went on to play well under the play-calling duties of Nagy. In the Wild Card Round, the Chiefs were beaten by the Tennessee Titans from a 21-3 deficit to win 22-21. It was rumored that Reid was the one calling plays again. But Nagy confirmed that he was responsible and called the game a ”failure in my book”.
The Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts sacked their head coaches after going 5-11 and 4-12 in the 2017 seasons. The two teams interviewed Nagy in search of their replacements on January 7, 2018, a day after the Chiefs’ Wild Card loss. He was formally hired by the Bears to become the 16th head coach in the team’s history. He became the first Delaware alumnus to become an NFL head coach. His first season as coach saw the Bears win the NFC North for the first time since 2010. Following their win against the Green Bay Packers on December 16 to improve to 10-4. He was the second Bears rookie head coach in team history to win ten games, joining George Halas in 1920.
The Bears went on to win two more games in the regular season. Joining Paddy Driscoll (1956) in Bears history to have a winning record and qualify for the playoffs in their debut seasons. Although the team was beaten in the Wild Card Round by the Eagles under Pederson. Nagy got Coach of the Year honors from the Pro Football Writers Association and Associated Press in January 2019. He became the first coach since Lovie Smith to be awarded the AP award and the fifth in team history. Also, he joined George Halas, Dick Jauron, Mike Ditka, and Lovie Smith as the fifth coach in team history to record at least 12 wins in a season.
The 2018 season saw several changes in the team with some players leaving and others coming into the team. Nagy got reunited with Childress after he joined the Bears as a senior offensive assistant. The problems led to an offense ranked 29th in the league for the 2019 season. For the 2020 season, Nagy hired offensive line coach Juan Castillo, who worked with him in Philadelphia. And quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, also a former Eagles Coach.
After ranking 29th in points after some struggles persisted, Matt delegated calling duties to new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor. They lost a Week 17 contest to the Packers where winning would have guaranteed them a playoff spot. The team made the postseason for the second time in three years under Nagy due to winning a tiebreaker with the Arizona Cardinals. However, they were eliminated with a 21-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card round.
On October 25, he tested positive for COVID-19, thus resulting in the special teams coordinator. Chris Tabor assuming head coaching duties for Week 8 against the San Francisco 49ers. Chicago went on and finished the season with a 6-11 record. Their first losing season since 2017 and Matt’s first as head coach. Both he and general manager Ryan Pace were fired by the Bears on January 10, 2022. His tenure ended with a 34-31 (.523) record in four seasons including a 0-2 playoff record.
A Career Return to the Chiefs
On February 25, 2022, he was brought back by the Chiefs as a senior assistant and quarterbacks coach. Replacing the outgoing Mike Kafka.
Matt Nagy’s Net Worth
American football coach and former arena football quarterback. Matt is currently the head coach of the Chicago Bears of the NFL. He has been active in playing from 2002 to 2009 and coaching from 2008 to the present. Nagy receives an income of $7 million per year with the Chicago Bears. And has garnered up an amazing net worth of approximately $5 million as of 2021