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Who Is Andy Reid’s Wife? All About Tammy Reid. Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid has been married to his wife Tammy for over four decades. Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is all about football, family, faith — and his wife, Tammy.

Andy’s relationship with Tammy traces back to the early days of his career when he was a football player at Brigham Young University. After meeting on campus, the couple began dating. By that summer, things were serious between the pair, and at the suggestion of Tammy’s father, Andy converted to Mormonism. A year later, Andy and Tammy were married in 1981.

Now, four decades and five children later, Andy and Tammy say they’re just as in love as ever. Even when Andy’s team doesn’t win the big trophy, he still has his “trophy wife” by his side. In fact, Andy admits that he still calls Tammy his girlfriend and tries to continually do special things for her.

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“I’ve been … with her for about 40 years now,” he said in February 2020 after winning the Super Bowl with the Chiefs. “Every day is a special day, I’m telling ya. I call her my girlfriend for that reason. You never lose interest if you do that, right, you guys out there? Call them your girlfriend and you always do special things for them.”

Tammy has supported Andy through his entire professional coaching career, starting with his stint with the Green Bay Packers in 1992 all the way through his current gig as the Chiefs head coach, where he earned his second Super Bowl victory during Super Bowl LVII.

“Maybe people don’t know this about me but I’m a very positive person and I have the ultimate trust in Andrew as a coach,” Tammy explained in a Chiefs profile of Andy. “We’ve been through 38 years of coaching and so I never don’t think we’re going to win.”

So, who is Andy Reid’s wife? Here’s everything to know about Tammy Reid.

She grew up in Tennessee and Arizona

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Tammy was born on Nov. 6, 1959, in New York. She was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, before she moved to Arizona, where she attended high school. Growing up, she said her mother and father set an incredible example for the person she wanted to become and were always involved in their community.

“My parents are the greatest examples of service that I’ve ever met in my whole life,” she told The Time Herald. “There was hardly a day that went by when my mom or dad wasn’t helping someone: driving someone somewhere, fixing something, taking a meal or baking something.”

Following her high school graduation, Tammy enrolled at Brigham Young University.

She and Andy met while attending the same college

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While Andy and Tammy were students at Brigham Young University, they both happened to enroll in the same tennis class, as they shared during a virtual fireside chat for their church, the Latter-day Saints of Greater Kansas City. Tammy admitted that she immediately thought Andy was cute and wanted him to ask her out.

“I wanted him to ask me out but he wouldn’t ask me out so I finally goaded him into asking me out and we played racquetball for our first date,” Tammy shared.

She further opened up about her first impression of Andy in a Chiefs profile on the coach.

“He had this air about him—this confidence,” she recalled, “but he wouldn’t ask me out, and I’d never not had a guy that I wanted to ask me out not ask me out. So the second half of the semester, since it’s a half credit, we played badminton. We were playing after he had already beaten me at tennis and I’m like, ‘Well, I could beat you at racquetball.’

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid leaves stadium in ambulance

The pair agreed to play together, though Andy didn’t exactly let his date win. “He killed me,” said Tammy. “Even though I’m really good, he killed me.”

The couple went on to date throughout the semester and continued their relationship even when they spent their summer break in different places.

Andy converted to Mormonism before proposing to Tammy

After dating for some time, Andy came to visit Tammy and her family while they were apart for summer break. When a then long-haired Andy pulled up in a Volkswagen bus, Tammy says her father was initially hesitant about the relationship. After Andy spent a week with the family, her father sat down with the couple to encourage Andy to join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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“He said, ‘You know, we want you, Andy, to figure out what our daughter’s all about and what she’s all about is our church and the gospel … If you want to find out more about that, you should go take the discussions from our missionaries and find out about it and see if it’s something that would work into your life,’ ” Tammy explained during the same live stream.

Andy agreed to meet with the missionaries and consider things throughout the rest of the summer. Then, when he was getting ready to head back to school, Andy called to ask Tammy if her father would baptize him.

In August 1981, a year after Andy was baptized, the couple married.

They share five children who were all born in different states

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While Andy was finishing his master’s degree in Utah, the couple welcomed their first child, Garrett. They went on to welcome four more children — Britt, Crosby, Drew Ann and Spencer — who were all born in different states due to Andy’s coaching career. After Drew Ann was born in Missouri, Tammy became pregnant with their youngest child, Spencer, and joked that they were going to have to move so he would be born in a different state than his siblings.

“I told Andrew, ‘We have to move!’ And he’s like, ‘Why?’ And I said, ‘Because we’ve already had a baby here!’ And we laughed about it,” Tammy said during the live stream. “Well, a few months later, he got a call…to be the tight end coach and assistant offensive line coach for the Green Bay Packers. So off to Green Bay we went and baby number five was born there. So we have five children all born in five different states!”

In August 2012, the couple’s son Garrett passed away following a heroin overdose, per The New York Times. At the time, Garrett was working for the Eagles as an assistant to the strength and conditioning staff and was found in his dorm room at the team’s training site in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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Garrett, who was 29 at the time of his death, had struggled with drug addiction for almost a decade. Following Garrett’s passing, Andy and Tammy thanked fans for their support.

“Even though he lost the battle that has been ongoing for the last eight years, we will always remember him as a fighter who had a huge, loving heart,” they said in a press statement.

After the Chiefs won the Super Bowl in 2020, Tammy briefly addressed the death of her oldest child. “The fact that we were all here, that was amazing,” Tammy said of the game, referencing her other four children. “Except for ‘G.’ So sad, but I know he’s watching us.”

What happened to Andy Reid? Chiefs coach leaves stadium in ambulance

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid reportedly left the stadium in an ambulance after feeling “ill.” Illness can mean plenty of things, but the hope is that Coach Reid will be just fine. Andy Reid left the Stadium in an ambulance after not feeling well.

Special teams coach Dave Toub spoke to reporters on Reid’s behalf after the game. He said:

Chiefs announced Andy Reid was feeling ill, so he did not address media out of caution. I can confirm he left the stadium in an ambulance. Players didn’t know he wasn’t feeling well and were told he should be ok. Everything is pointing toward the Chiefs taking every precaution.

“He just wasn’t feeling well after the game. He did talk to the team, and it was a good talk. Pretty much, ‘You have to quit the turnovers.’” Addressing turnovers in the middle of feeling sick is what makes Andy Reid such a great coach.

Leaving the stadium in an ambulance is worrisome, but hopefully, Reid felt winded from the game and the situation is nothing serious.


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