Nick Sirianni was named head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles on January 24, 2021, following a productive, three-year stint as the Indianapolis Colts' offensive coordinator.
Nick Sirianni was named head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles on January 24, 2021, following a productive, three-year stint as the Indianapolis Colts' offensive coordinator. With Sirianni directing the Colts' offense, Indianapolis ranked sixth in third-down conversions (43.4 pct.), seventh in red zone touchdown efficiency (63.9 pct.) and eighth in offensive points per game (24.4), while surrendering the second-fewest sacks (71) in the league, during the 2018-20 seasons. In that span, the Colts combined for a 28-20 record (.583 winning percentage), including a pair of 10-plus-win campaigns, and made two playoff appearances.
During an 11-5 season in 2020, Sirianni oversaw a Colts offense that posted the 10th-most total yards per game (378.1) in the NFL and allowed the second-fewest sacks (21, tied) as well as the third-fewest giveaways (15). In his age 39 season, quarterback Philip Rivers posted the eighth-highest completion percentage (68.0 pct.) and 10th-most passing yards (4,169) in the league, adding 24 touchdown passes and a 97.0 passer rating. Additionally, rookie running back Jonathan Taylor (1,169 yards) ranked third among the league's rushing leaders, trailing Derrick Henry (2,027) and Dalvin Cook (1,557), and tied for the most rushing scores (11) by a rookie since Ezekiel Elliott in 2016 (15).
Under Sirianni, guard Quenton Nelson achieved first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors after each of his first three NFL seasons (2018-20) while center Ryan Kelly secured back-to-back trips to the Pro Bowl (2019-20) along with second-team All-Pro recognition (2020). In 2018, Sirianni's first season leading Indianapolis' offense, quarterback Andrew Luck was named Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year and earned his fourth career Pro Bowl nod after ranking second overall with 39 passing touchdowns, behind Patrick Mahomes (50), and producing the league's fifth-most passing yards (4,593).
Prior to joining the Colts, Sirianni spent five years (2013-17) as a member of the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers' coaching staff, including two seasons as wide receivers coach (2016-17). In 2017, Sirianni assisted with the top-ranked passing offense (276.9 ypg), which featured a career year from wide receiver Keenan Allen, who was selected as the AP NFL Comeback Player of the Year after ranking third in receiving yards (career-high 1,393) and fourth in receptions (102) that season. Sirianni also guided wide receiver Tyrell Williams to a breakout year in 2016, when Williams led the Chargers with career highs in catches (69), receiving yards (1,059) and touchdowns (seven).
From 2014-15, Sirianni coached the Chargers' quarterbacks and helped Philip Rivers earn consecutive Pro Bowls while averaging 30 passing touchdowns per season. In 2015, Rivers led the NFL with a team-record 437 completions for a career-high 4,792 yards (second in the NFL and 10 yards shy of the club record). In 2013, when Sirianni originally joined the Chargers as an offensive quality control coach, Rivers recorded a career-high 69.5 completion percentage (378-of-544) throwing for 4,478 yards and 32 touchdowns and was presented with the AP NFL Comeback Player of the Year award.
Sirianni began his NFL coaching career with the Kansas City Chiefs (2009-12), serving as wide receivers coach (2012) and offensive quality control coach (2009-11). He also worked with the Chiefs' quarterbacks in 2010 and helped Matt Cassel receive his first career Pro Bowl accolade after producing 3,116 passing yards, 27 touchdowns (against only seven interceptions) and a career-high 93.0 passer rating.
Before entering the NFL coaching ranks, Sirianni spent five years at the collegiate level as wide receivers coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2006-08) and as defensive backs coach at Mount Union (2004-05), his alma mater, where he helped the Purple Raiders capture a national title during the 2005 season.
A native of Jamestown, NY, Sirianni was a three-year starter at wide receiver at Mount Union (Alliance, OH), winning three NCAA Division III National Championships (2000-02) and earning All-Ohio Athletic Conference honors as a senior after catching a career-high 13 touchdowns. He also played one year in the Atlantic Indoor Football League with the Canton Legends while coaching in 2005.
Sirianni's brother, Mike, is currently the head coach at Washington & Jefferson College (Washington, PA), where he is the winningest coach in school history (156-36, .813 winning percentage) and a seven-time PAC Coach of the Year who led the Presidents to their 26th league championship in 2018. His brother, Jay, is a former head coach at their alma mater, Southwestern Central High School (Jamestown, NY), where their father, Fran, also spent nine years in the same position. Under Jay, Southwestern Central won New York state titles in 2008 and 2009.
Sirianni and his wife, Brett, have two sons, Jacob and Miles, and one daughter, Taylor.