The Philadelphia Eagles announce they’ve finalized deals with 15 assistant coaches including new offensive coordinator Frank Reich.
The other assistants hired include: defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, assistant offensive line/tight ends/run game coach Eugene Chung, defensive quality control/assistant defensive line coach Phillip Daniels, linebackers coach Ken Flajole, defensive back/safeties coach Tim Hauck, wide receivers coach Greg Lewis and defensive quality control/assistant secondary coach Dino Vasso.
The Eagles are retaining seven coaches including special teams coordinator Dave Fipp, assistant special teams coach Matthew Harper, tight ends coach Justin Peelle, running backs coach Duce Staley, offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland, offensive quality control/assistant quarterbacks coach Press Taylor and defensive backs/cornerbacks coach Cory Undlin.
Jason La Canfora reports that the Eagles have officially hired Frank Reich as their new offensive coordinator.
All indications were that new Eagles HC Doug Pederson was going to hire Reich as his coordinator, so this shouldn’t come as a surprise. Pederson is meeting with Reich Tuesday night regarding the position.
The Chargers elected to fire Reich and bring back Ken Whisenhunt to run their offense after a disappointing 2015 season.
Last year, Reich actually found interest as a head-coaching candidate, but the results from this past season were underwhelming in terms of their rushing attack and points-per game.
In 2015, the Chargers ranked No. 9 in total yards, No. 4 in passing yards, No. 31 in rushing and No. 26 in points-per-game under Reich.