Head coach Chip Kelly of the UCLA Bruins (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Chip Kelly and Brian Kelly come from a common background—football. Since both are head coaches of professional football teams, many people wonder if the two are brothers. Are Chip Kelly and Brian Kelly related to each other? You’re about to find out!

Who Is Chip Kelly?

He’s currently a head football coach for the UCLA Bruins. Chip Kelly was a head coach at the National Football League (NFL) twice.

From 2013 to 2015, he was the head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. He then continued his duties and responsibilities as a head coach for the San Francisco 49ers in 2016.

Ever since Chip Kelly became UCLA football’s head coach, the Bruins started the year 4-0 for the first time since 1971.

Who Is Brian Kelly?

He’s a 56-year-old football coach and a former player. Currently, he is the head football coach at the University of Notre Dame. Brian Kelly has been the head coach there since December 2009.

In the past, he has been the head coach at Grand Valley State University, Central Michigan University, and the University of Cincinnati.

Before he became a coach, Brian Kelly was a four-year letter-winner as a linebacker at Assumption College. After his graduation from Assumption, he was a linebackers coach, softball coach, and also a defensive coordinator.

Are They Related to Each Other?

The answer is no. The two football head coaches aren’t related at all.

They are related by profession, sure but that’s about as far as their common bloodline goes. It’s an assumption many have made and an odd coincidence that both Chip Kelly and Brian Kelly happen to be in the same field of work.

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