[43] Nagy started six games in his rookie year, ending with 1,242 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, and five interceptions. [32] On September 11, he participated in a tryout with the Green Bay Packers, but was not signed. [92] In 2016, Pederson went back to the Eagles to become their head coach, and Nagy was promoted to co-offensive coordinator alongside spread game analyst Brad Childress; during games, Childress worked from a stadium skybox and Nagy on the sidelines.

[139], During the 2018 season, Nagy frequently used trick plays, designed with assistance from his players and given nicknames like "Willy Wonka" and "Oompa Loompa", that featured unorthodox formations and players like defenders on offense. He also credited Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, who had recently purchased the Force, for influencing his decision as the Force could "almost be like a minor-league team for the Falcons.

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[45], During the offseason, he tore his left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during a flag football game in Lancaster, Pennsylvania that prevented him from playing the 2003 season.

For the Eagles, Nagy was a coaching intern in 2008 and 2009, a coaching assistant in 2010 and a quality control coach in 2011 and 2012. [88][89], In 2009, Veach invited Nagy to return to Philadelphia and intern for the Eagles again. [60] He continued his postseason success as he had seven touchdown throws and a rushing score in the 60–58 triumph over the Predators to advance to ArenaBowl XIX. [124] Despite a 3–1 start to the 2019 season, offensive struggles and a four-game losing streak sank them to 4–6. Nagy (Hungarian: [ˈnɒɟ]) is the most common[citation needed] Hungarian surname, meaning "great". The Colorado Crush also offered him a contract, but he instead signed a one-year deal with the Georgia Force on October 27, 2004. [37] In Kansas City, he devised running plays that relied on misdirection and jet sweeps, which were inspired by the Wing T at Delaware. His parents, Gail Stouch and Bill Nagy, divorced when he was three years old, after which Matt moved with Stouch from Piscataway to Manheim, Pennsylvania. Meet Stacey Nagy; the beautiful wife of Matt Nagy, the head coach for the Chicago Bears, he joined Chicago after the Bears fired John Fox after the 2016-2017 season. [16] He also helped wide receiver Eddie Conti break the NCAA record for receiving yards in a season with 1,712 on 98 receptions. [157][158], Nagy married his high school sweetheart Stacey in 2002. Head coach Andy Reid argued that although Nagy was a coach, he was not being paid for the role and could therefore play. As coaches, don't change. [59][62] Nagy finished the regular season converting 260 of 388 passes for 3,003 yards, 66 touchdowns, and ten interceptions,[59] and was named second-team All-Arena. [31] That year, Georgia regressed to an 8–8 regular season record as the team was plagued by disputes within the organization due to the disappointing campaign. [46], In spite of his parents' divorce, Nagy remained close with both.

[94] Although Reid called the plays, Nagy directly communicated with the quarterback.

Season's end inspired offensive staff changes;[128] one of Nagy's new hirings was offensive line coach Juan Castillo, who worked with him in Philadelphia. While the Blue Hens traditionally used a run-heavy Wing T offense under head coach Tubby Raymond, Nagy and more talented receivers led to an increase in passing; in 2000, Delaware's offense attempted at least 30 passes in eight of thirteen games. [133][147], As an offensive coach, Nagy relinquishes control of the defense to his defensive coordinator, as he did with Vic Fangio in 2018 and Chuck Pagano in 2019.

In three playoff games, the Columbus offense averaged 63 points, compared to 50.1 during the regular season, while Nagy had 14 touchdown passes against two interceptions. Nagy completed 24 of 43 passes for 203 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions.

However, Villanova scored 21 unanswered points to tie the game before winning 51–45 in overtime. [91] Adam DiMichele was eventually signed to fill the open slot. Nagy made a limited return the following week against Rhode Island, entering the game during the third quarter, where he failed to complete each of his four pass attempts before he was substituted for Mike Medley in the final period. Introduction : Liz Nagy, a petite woman with long brown hair, is a reporter for ABC7, a news station based in Chicago, Illinois. [134] During Nagy's first year as Bears head coach, 19.2 percent of the team's total play calls was an RPO, the second most in the league behind Reid's Chiefs; the previous year under John Fox, only 2.7 percent of plays were RPOs (ranked 26th). [38] Gregory was also close with Raymond and formerly ran the Wing T offense, further supporting his decision to sign Nagy. Nagy has been with Andy Reid his entire NFL coaching career. "[7], He played high school football and basketball for Manheim Central High School in Pennsylvania, becoming the starting quarterback in the former during his junior year. While the Barons primarily used the veer running offense, head coach Mike Williams elected to switch to a pass-heavy system for the Berwick game to surprise the Bulldogs. In Romania, the name Nagy is sometimes rendered as Naghi. [64] A 62–27 second-round defeat courtesy of the Dallas Desperados knocked the Force out of the playoffs; although Nagy was 21 for 35 with 206 passing yards and four touchdowns, he was also intercepted twice. [83], The AFL folded in late 2008 due to the Great Recession, ending Nagy's playing career. The family name is contrasted with Kiss and was sometimes used to describe the older of two bearers of the same personal name. [98] Kansas City's offense, which ranked 20th in 2016, was the fifth-best unit in 2017; quarterback Alex Smith led the NFL in passer rating with 104.7 as he threw for a career-best 26 touchdown passes and 4,042 passing yards.

[63][66] Incidentally, Kubiak was instrumental in the decision to trade Nagy, having ended his playing career after 2005 to become the Force's Director of Player Personnel.

5. [81] Before the sixth game against Tampa Bay, Lary Kuharich was hired as offensive coordinator; under Kuharich, Columbus scored on their opening possession for the first time that season and eventually won 51–49 with Nagy's six-touchdown day. ", "Things Bears coach Matt Nagy revealed about his offense on Tuesday", "Matt Nagy's offense has history of spreading around the ball", "With Vic Fangio sure to be in demand, the Bears might need to think outside the box to keep the defensive mastermind", "Chuck Pagano's defensive style, experience fit well with Bears", "Matt Nagy the offensive mind needs to match Matt Nagy the leader", "Be You: Matt Nagy Won't Change Who He Is In Leading Bears", "Inside 'Club Dub': When Bears win, dance party begins", "Matt Nagy takes a page from Joe Maddon's book with a celebratory dance party — and disco ball", "Pierre-Louis wins Sweep the Sheds Award", "The book inspiring the Bears is about rugby and tidying up", "Football, family and focus: An inside look at the world of Bears coach Matt Nagy", Head coaches of the National Football League, Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year Award, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Matt_Nagy&oldid=985654127, Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football players, National Football League offensive coordinators, High school football coaches in Pennsylvania, Players of American football from Pennsylvania, Short description is different from Wikidata, Chicago Bears currentteam parameter articles, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 27 October 2020, at 04:25. [155][156] During the 2019 season, he established the Sweep the Sheds Award, consisting of a metal broom and bear head, which is given to an unsung Bears player after every victory; "Sweep the Sheds" is a phrase from the James Kerr book Legacy, which follows the New Zealand national rugby union team. [18][1], After not being selected in the 2001 NFL Draft, Nagy attracted interest from the New York Giants as a free agent, though their acquisition of Jesse Palmer ended that possibility.

[13], Despite his success in high school, Nagy did not receive many offers from NCAA Division I-A schools due to his slow 40-yard dash time of 4.7 seconds and small stature at 6 ft 1 1⁄2 in (1.87 m) and 190 lb (86 kg). 2. 2018 projected salary cap space: $45.5 million. Bears gets offensive-minded coach in Nagy (1:16), Five things to know about new Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy, NFL suspends Wims; Saints DB denies spitting, 'Winning ugly' Bears cannot pull out another miracle against Saints, Bears WR Wims ejected for punching Saints DB, Bears WR Robinson clears concussion protocol, Can Bears bounce back?

The following year, he was invited to serve the same position at Cedar Crest High School in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, where his wife, Stacey, was the girls' track coach.