The Philadelphia Eagles spawned a lot of head coaching careers in the Andy Reid era. In fact, six former Reid assistants left the Eagles to become a head coach. However, John Harbaugh separated himself from the pack long before he won the Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens on Feb. 3.
While Brad Childress, Leslie Frazier, Steve Spagnuolo, Pat Shurmur and Ron Rivera have all fallen short on their own, Harbaugh has excelled since leaving Reid and the Eagles. After five straight years with at least one playoff win, and now a Super Bowl to add to it, Harbaugh has set the bar even higher for those on Reid’s coaching tree.
Among the other former Eagles turned head coaches, only Childress has ever come close to the Super Bowl. Meanwhile, Frazier just made his first playoff game, Shurmur just got fired and may be heading back to Philadelphia, Rivera barely survived a disappointing season and Spagnuolo is looking for work.
This is a list of all the Eagles’ former assistants turned coaches, all they have accomplished and haven’t accomplished, and how Harbaugh stands to tower over them for years to come.