Charles Edward also known as ‘Chip’ Kelly was born on 25th november, in the year 1963, in Dover, New Hampshire. He is an American football coach. From the year 2013 to 2015, he worked as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He also served as the head football coach at the University of Oregon, from the year 2009 to 2012. He did his schooling from Manchester Central High School and completed his bachelor degree of Science in physical education from the University of New Hampshire in the year 1990. His bio includes following details.
Kelly started his coaching career in 1990 at Columbia University by breaking the coaching rank. At the Columbia University, he served being a secondary coach as well as special teams coach for the freshman team. In the year 1992, he worked as the running back coach, at the University of New Hampshire. He got opportunity to become the defensive coordinator for a season at Johns Hopkins University. From the year 1999 to 2006, he worked as an offensive coordinator at the university of New Hampshire.In 2005, he got selected among many as “one of college football’s hottest coaches” by American Footlball Monthly.It gave him the title, the college Assistant Coach of the year by the Gridiron Club.
In the year 1990, Chip Kelly got married to a woman named Jennifer Jenkins, who is currently his wife. It was reported in Washington Post report that after seven years of marriage, they got divorced.
Kelly, a person with a hefty price tag, does not come cheaply however. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, he made a contract worth $32.5 million from the Eagles, for five years. He falls on the category of highest paid NFL head coach, with the rank six or seven. He yearly receives $6.5 million according to the contract. In the previous year, he made a $3.5 million base salary, excluding incentives as well as bonuses related to Nike/Phil knight at Oregon. He was brought in the spotlight currently saying that he was a racist.
He is famous for his witty and rational quotes in the internet. Some of the famous Kelly’s quotes follows the topics like, Wherever a person is coaching or playing at present is the biggest time; Everybody has same amount of time during the day and one can either spend or invest time. He looked for a quarterback who could run and not a running back who can throw. He wants a quarterback who can beat anyone with his arm. He views that they are not a Team Tebow type of quarterback team and he is not going to run his quarterback 20 times on power runs.
Two of his famous quotes are listed below exactly as said by Kelly.
1. It does not hurt me. I am not governed by the fear of what other people say. Events do not elicit feelings; I think beliefs elicit feelings, and I understand what my beliefs are and i know how i am.
2. Yeah, I had it all mapped out actually. Seriously, i wrote it down. I said “When I am the head coach of the Eagles, I am going to make sure I get that guy on my team.” And then guy next to me was like, “You are only the offensive coordinator at New Hampshire.” I said, “Do not worry about it. Minor details. But it is going to work.”