|Birth date||17 Aug, 1963|
American football player
United States of America
Clay High School
University of Dayton
|Description||American professional football coach; former college football player and coach|
Jon Gruden, a football player and a professional coach by profession, came to life on August 17th 1963. He is a Native American and was born in Sandusky, Ohio. He was born to his parents in Ohio. His father was named Jim and he was also a footballer by profession. His brother also used to play football at professional level and due to involvement of his family members with the sport, he became a fan of Football at a very young age and his interest in the sport started growing when he was a kid. He did his high school from Clay High School and later on did his graduation with communications as specialization from Muskingum College and University of Dayton.
He started playing football at the high school and all throughout his studies in high school and Graduation College he was involved with the school and college football teams. He gained much appreciation there as a football player and won many championships for his teams. Jon had a girlfriend with the name Cindy Brooks who later on became his wife as well post their marriage in 1991. The couple has been staying together since then and has got a strong relation amongst them. They also have 3 children and the family stays together in their permanent house. Jon is often characterized by the facial expressions he makes which are sometimes very odd.
According to his biography, Jon started playing football when he was very young and was pursuing his studies. Immediately after his completion of graduation he got an offer to be a part of coaching unit of the team named ‘Tennessee’ in 1986. He worked there for 1 year and got much popularity there. He later on coached many other teams like ‘Southeast Missouri State’, ‘Pacific’, ‘San Francisco 49ers’, ‘Pittsburgh’ and others.
He got some fame while he was coaching ‘Green Bay Packers’ in the year 1992 till 1994. The team performed good during his tenure and because of this he got break as Head Coach for the team ‘Oakland Raiders’. He worked there for 3 years as the Head Coach and gained much popularity there because of his and his team’s performance. He got another opportunity with the team ‘Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ where he worked for 6 years from 2002 till 2008 as Head Coach.
Under his tenure the team performed stupendously and won many championships. Post his stint at ‘Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Jon started taking some small assignments in coaching for various teams and later on was recruited at ESPN wherein he appeared in many of their TV shows as an expert advisor and analyst for Football sport. He appeared on the popular shows like ‘Monday Night Football’ and also made appearances on their other regular coverages. Jon has since then being working with ESPN and has got a long term contract with the channel till 2021.
Jon’s annual salary is expected to be around $6.5 million because of his association with ESPN channel and his estimated net worth is close to around $22.5 million and this net worth is projected to increase in the future as well.
Last Modified: Feb 13, 2020