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Who is Chip Kelly, the new UCLA football coach?

By in Press Enterprise on November 25, 2017

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 […]    

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