After helping the Philadelphia Eagles win their first Super Bowl game in franchise history, offensive coordinator Frank Reich rose to the position of head coach for one of the teams that gave him a big break in the field of coaching. Facing a lot of hard work and even quite a few dismissals, Reich’s story goes to show what a difference a day makes.
Let’s take a look at his career, starting with his net worth!
Frank Reich’s Net Worth: $8 Million
Frank Reich’s current net worth is an estimated $8 million. Let’s take a look at his career to see how he rose to this position.
The Early Years
Like a lot of professional coaches, Reich started on the other side of the field, on the field. Born in Freeport, New York, Reich played baseball, football, and basketball while attending Cedar Crest High School in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He was later accepted to the University of Maryland on an athletic scholarship, playing for the Maryland Terrapins football team.
To start his professional career, Reich was drafted by the Buffalo Bills for the 1985 NFL Draft. In the final game of the 1992 regular season, with Reich serving as the backup for Jim Kelly at the time, Reich was required to finish a game against the Houston Oilers when Kelly endured strained ligaments in his knee; during a rematch game, Reich led the Bills to the largest comeback in NFL history. During the 1995 NFL season, Reich joined the Carolina Panthers due to the year’s expansion draft. In 1996, he then signed on to the New York Jets and the Detroit Lions in 1997, retiring after the 1998 NFL season.
Reich started a coaching career in 2008, as an offensive assistant and quarterbacks coach for the Indianapolis Colts. The following year, he rose to the position of quarterbacks coach, upon the retirement of Tony Dungy and Jim Caldwell’s rise to his position, and becoming the wide receivers coach in 2011. Upon being dismissed from the position, he became the wide receivers coach for the Arizona Cardinals in 2012. He later worked for the San Diego Chargers in 2013, rising to the position of offensive coordinator. In early 2016, he was hired as an offensive coordinator with the Philadelphia Eagles. Shortly after the Eagles won their first Super Bowl in franchise history, he was eventually hired as the head coach of the team that gave him his first coaching job, the Indianapolis Colts.
According to ESPN, Colts owner & CEO Jim Irsay gave the following statement:
“We are extremely excited to announce Frank Reich as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Frank has all the ingredients of a successful head coach: intelligence, innovation, character, organizational and leadership skills, and a commanding presence. He also has a stellar reputation, and his myriad of life experiences and the people he has worked with make him the perfect fit for us and our fans. I feel extremely fortunate and could not be more excited for Colts Nation and the future of our franchise.”