Who is Nick Sirianni, the Eagles’ head coach? Coaching record and Super Bowl appearances
Everything you need to know about the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Unlike his opposite number, Andy Reid, who has a list of NFL accomplishments that could reach the moon, Nick Sirianni is a fresh-faced 41-year-old who will be looking for his first huge achievement as the Eagles take on the Chiefs in the Super Bowl LVII.
The Italian-American comes from a football family, as his father was also a head coach, managing the Southwestern Central College team in Jamestown, where his son would graduate.
Nick Sirianni was an incredibly talented, all-rounded sportsperson, playing football, basketball and running track. Unfortunately, repetitive injuries kept him from having a great football career, and he moved into coaching defensive backs coach at Mount Union, a move which would prove to set him up for a glittering career.
Cut out by a future foe
“I’m super proud of him, he’s my brother, and man, I get choked up,” Jay Sirianni, Nick’s brother said to WKBW. “I mean on Sunday, we’re going to be at the Super Bowl with a chance to lead the Eagles to the Lombardi tropy, it’s amazing.”
The Indiana University of Pennsylvania was the next stop for Sirianni, where he coached receivers before his jump to NFL in 2009. Sirianni moved to the Kansas City Chiefs but was cut out when they changed coach. His name? Andy Reid. Yes, this was the first time that Reid and Sirriani crossed paths, and although the current Chiefs coach didn’t retain him then, he did not have a bad word to say about the man.
No hard feelings from Sirianni
“When I came here”, Reid said, “I was told Nick Sirianni is a really special coach. Really a good football coach. But, I had David (Culley). David was my assistant head coach and he had been with me for 14 years and so, he was coming with me. I loved [Sirianni’s] personality. He’s a guy that you can talk to and [he] communicates well. He’s got a fire to him that you appreciate – and the players appreciate. A personality is what I’m saying – a good personality.”
Sirianni would meet his wife in Kansas, and holds no hard feelings about being moved on by Reid at the time. From there, he went to the San Diego Chargers and the Indianapolis Colts as an Offensive Coordinator, before finally moving to the Eagles in 2021.
Sirianni’s Super Bowl record
It will be Sirianni’s first Super Bowl when the Eagles take on the Chiefs in Glendale, Arizona. He has a 14-3 record with the side and won perhaps his most impressive game when they crushed the San Francisco 49ers 31-7 to set up their 4th Super Bowl appearance, a game that excites the head coach immensely:
“I chose this profession because I love it”, Sirianni said to The Washington Post. “It is a little bit blown out of proportion with all of those things. I loved playing football, and I love coaching it. I’m not going to hide my emotions at any point.”
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