Tammy and Andy Reid have been married for over 40 years, dating back to 1981. They say they are just as in love now as in the 80s.
Who Is Tammy Reid, and How Did Andy Meet Her?
Andy and Tammy Reid met on the college campus of Brigham Young University in 1980. From Tennessee and Arizona, Tammy came from a tight-knit family and was raised in the church of Latter-day Saints. She went to BYU to study physical education and was attracted to Andy immediately upon meeting him.
They bonded over a love of sports. Tammy even made the first move in proposing a date, where they played racquetball. They fell for each other quickly and were married in 1981. Andy even converted to Mormonism for Tammy.
The Reid Family Bond Is Strong, Even After Tragedy
After four decades, Andy and Tammy have five children, three sons, and two daughters. Their oldest son, Garrett Reid, died of a heroin overdose in 2012. When Andy Reid won his first Super Bowl with the Chiefs in 2020, Tammy said that she knew Garrett was always watching over them.
Despite legal issues, Britt Reid has coached under his father, strengthening their family bond. Tammy refers to Andy as a family man, and time with his children and grandchildren is very important to him. The Reid family lives by the values of hard work and perseverance.
— Harold R. Kuntz (@HaroldRKuntz3) December 24, 2022
Andy and Tammy Reid Win On and Off the Field
Although Tammy stays out of the NFL limelight, she is always by Andy’s side after a game. She supports Andy’s career and praises his wonderful qualities as a head coach. She has everlasting faith in Andy’s career and coaching decisions and has moved from state to state with him. Their values go beyond football, and they take pride in giving back to the community.
Listening to Andy Reid discuss Faith, Family and Football … the Football part .. good stuff. pic.twitter.com/ITOyts5NQQ
— Harold R. Kuntz (@HaroldRKuntz3) May 19, 2020
Their collective résumé is quite impressive. Andy has two Super Bowl victories as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, and one with the Green Bay Packers as the quarterbacks coach. He is one of the winningest coaches in NFL history.
Tammy is an advocate for those who have dealt with domestic violence and abuse. She has planned events and worked with youth groups through her church.
She has also volunteered with multiple women’s organizations. Philanthropy and football make quite the power couple!
Here’s to another 40 years for Andy and Tammy!