Who is Chip Kelly, the new UCLA football coach?
By Brian Martin
Here’s some background and a look at the coaching career of Chip Kelly, whom UCLA hired Saturday as its football coach.
Name: Charles (Chip) Edward Kelly
Born: Nov. 25, 1963, Dover, N.H.
High school: Manchester Central High, Manchester, N.H. (played quarterback and defensive back)
College: University of New Hampshire (graduated with a B.S. degree in physical education in 1984)
Assistant coaching career
1988-89: Conditioning, University of Nevada
1990: Defensive Backs/Special Teams, Columbia University
1991: Outside Linebackers/Safeties, Columbia University
1992: Running Backs, University of New Hampshire
1993: Defensive Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University
1994-96: Running Backs, University of New Hampshire
1997-98: Offensive Line, University of New Hampshire
1999-2006: Offensive Coordinator, University of New Hampshire
2007-08: Offensive Coordinator, University of Oregon
Head coaching career
2009-12: Head coach, University of Oregon
Went 46-7 in four seasons in Eugene. Won three consecutive Pac-12 championships. Made four BCS bowl game appearances, including the BCS National Championship title game (a 22-19 loss to a Cam Newton-led Auburn team on Jan. 10, 2011). Won the Rose Bowl in 2012 and the Fiesta Bowl in 2013. Three months later, after Kelly had left for the NFL, the NCAA gave Oregon three years of probation and took away scholarships for its use of football scouting services. Kelly received an 18-month show-cause penalty.
2013-15: Head coach, Philadelphia Eagles
Went 26-21 in three seasons. Took over a team that had gone 4-12 the previous season under Andy Reid. Led the Eagles to a 10-6 record, the NFC East title, and the first round of the playoffs, where they lost 26-24 to New Orleans. Went 10-6 the next season but did not make the playoffs. After being named head of football operations and executing some questionable trades, went 6-9 in 2015 and was fired before the final regular-season game.
2016: Head coach, San Francisco 49ers
Went 2-14 in his only season. As the Niners’ third head coach in three seasons, took over a […]