The Philadelphia Eagles hiring of new head coach Doug Pederson is official.

The team announced in a press release on Monday afternoon stating that the team has hired Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson as their next head coach.

Pederson, 47, was a player for the team in 1999 under former Eagles head coach Andy Reid and also pent time with the Eagles as an assistant under Reid.

“We are excited to introduce Doug Pederson as our new head coach,” said Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie. “Doug is a strategic thinker, a compelling leader and communicator, and someone who truly knows how to get the best out of his players. All of these factors were what initially attracted us to Doug and we believe that he is the right man to help us achieve our ultimate goal.”

As a first-time offensive coordinator for Kansas City in 2013, Pederson was part of a coaching staff that turned a 2-14 Chiefs team into an 11-5 playoff squad, marking the largest one-year turnaround in team history.

Pederson, a native of Bellingham, Washington, earned a degree in management from Northeast Louisiana (now Louisiana-Monroe) in 1990. He and his wife, Jeannie, have three sons, Drew, Josh and Joel.

A press conference to introduce Pederson is schedule for Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Information form Eagles press release was used in this article