Chip Kelly is a collegiate football coach. Kelly broke into the coaching ranks in 1990 at Columbia University, where he served as secondary and special teams coach for the freshman team. The next year, he was outside linebackers and strong safeties coach for the varsity team.
In 1992, he went to the University of New Hampshire as the running backs coach. He left to become the defensive coordinator at the Johns Hopkins University for one season. He returned to his alma mater as the running backs coach for the next three seasons, and would eventually become known as an elite offensive coordinator there. He came to true prominence as the head coach of the Oregon Ducks from 2009 to 2012, whom he led to four consecutive BCS bowl game appearances, including the 2011 BCS National Championship Game. This success led to him serving as a head coach in the NFL for four seasons, three with the Philadelphia Eagles and one with the San Francisco 49ers. Kelly's NFL career proved unsuccessful, only making the playoffs in his first season with Philadelphia, which resulted in him being dismissed from both teams. After leaving the NFL, Kelly returned to college football in 2018 to coach UCLA.
As of 2021, Kelly is still the head coach of the UCLA Bruins.