Andy Reid is one of the most legendary coaches in the history of the NFL. He has been in football since 1981 when he graduated from BYU and joined their coaching team. He is the Kansas City Chiefs coach and that is where he won his only Super Bowl until now, in 2019.
He is not alone on this journey. His wife, Tammy Reid, has been there every step of the way and helped her husband get to the place he is right now. This have been together since 1981 when Reid graduated from BYU. In August of that year, the pair got married and they have not looked back since.
They met in college, as Andy was trying to establish himself as a viable coaching candidate in the college scene. On the other hand, his wife-to-be was studying physics and was actually working as a teacher in the first few years of their marriage. Obviously, after the kids came and Andy started getting more and more opportunities to be part of coaching staffs, Tammy started to move away from a career.
The story of their first date and the preparation for it is pretty amazing. It was PE and the couple both signed up for tennis classes. Tammy was a great tennis player in high school, but she still wanted to improve, while Andy was simply interested to learn the game. They then agreed to play a round of badminton, where Andy beat Tammy, yet she still wanted him to ask her out. Andy was not much interested, but a proposition she made a couple of weeks after that was what sealed the deal.
They played tennis and Andy won in that as well, but Tammy was not giving up. Thus, she challenged her future husband in a game of racquetball and bragged she was a pro. After some time, he took up the challenge and won again. As the game was done, the couple shared some words and Andy finally decided to ask Tammy out. They went to the movies and it was clearly successful, as they got serious pretty quickly after their first date.
They waited until they were done with college, but as soon as Andy graduated in 1981, the couple decided to get married. Tammy is right by his side and she is very involved in each facet of their life together, including a lot of charity work.