Showing how far he’s come since his Central PA coaching days, Matt Nagy has been named the Coach of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America.

The organization announced the accolade yesterday. Last year’s winner was Sean McVay, head coach of the Los Angeles Rams.

The Chicago Bears’ Vic Fangio was also recognized by the organization as Assistant Coach of the Year.

Matt Nagy cut his teeth with Central PA high school squads. Nagy was quarterbacks coach at Cedar Crest in 2002 and 2003, and offensive coordinator at Palmyra High School in 2008 and 2009.

Matt Nagy spent a single morning as a practice quarterback for the Eagles, before a controversy regarding a contract Nagy held with the Arena Football League pushed him out of play and onto a coaching track. Read more.

Before he ended up on the coaching track, Nagy found a godsend in Lancaster’s Larry Wilson, who gave Nagy a guaranteed income when he was just starting out as a sales manager for Keystone Custom Homes. And when Nagy finally got the call from the Eagles (see above), Wisdom was there to say, “Go chase your dream.”


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