American Football Coach Frank Reich
Frank Reich is an American football coach and former quarterback who is currently the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2018 to 2022.
Early life and playing career
Reich was born on December 4, 1961, in Freeport, New York. He played quarterback at the University of Maryland, where he was a two-time team captain and led the Terrapins to three bowl games. He was selected in the third round of the 1985 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.
Reich spent 14 seasons in the NFL, playing for the Redskins, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, and Detroit Lions. He won three Super Bowl rings with the Redskins (1987, 1988, and 1991) and was named the starting quarterback for the 1992 Pro Bowl.
Reich began his coaching career in 2006 as an intern with the Indianapolis Colts. He was promoted to wide receivers coach in 2011, quarterbacks coach in 2009, and offensive coordinator in 2016.
After the Colts fired head coach Chuck Pagano in 2017, Reich was named interim offensive coordinator. He led the Colts to a 6-2 record and a playoff appearance, earning him the NFL’s Assistant Coach of the Year Award.
Reich was named the head coach of the Colts in 2018. He led the Colts to the playoffs in his first two seasons as head coach, including an appearance in the AFC Championship game in 2018. However, the Colts struggled in 2021 and 2022, and Reich was fired after the 2022 season.
Reich was hired as the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers in 2023.
Reich is married to Linda Reich, and they have three daughters. He is a devout Christian and is involved in a number of charitable organizations.