Quick Facts Of Jon Gruden
Celebrated Name Jon Gruden Age 56 Years Nick Name Chucky Birth Name Jon David Gruden Birth Date 1963-08-17 Gender Male Profession Football Coach
Jon David Gruden, popularly known as Jon Gruden is an American football coach. He first served as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders from 1998 to 2001 and has been serving his second term as head coach since 2018. He also served as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2002 to 2008. He led Buccaneers to their first-ever Super Bowl title, XXXVII. He also served as an analyst for ESPN and Monday Night Football.
What is Jon Gruden Famous For?
– Led Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win Super Bowl XXXVII.
– The youngest head coach to win a Super Bowl.
– Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ring of Honor.
Where was Jon Gruden Born?
Jon Gruden was born on 17 August 1963. His birth name is Jon David Gruden. His birth place is in Sandusky, Ohio in the United States. He holds American nationality. He was born to a father, Jim Gruden. He has 2 brothers, Jay, and James. He was raised Roman Catholic. He belongs to White ethnicity.
He attended Clay High School in South Bend, Indiana. After high school, he attended Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio. He transferred to the University of Dayton where he played college football. He graduated from Dayton with a degree in communications in 1986.
College Coaching Career
He was hired as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Tennesse during the 1985-86 season.
He then served as the quarterbacks’ coach at Southeast Missouri State.
He then served as an offensive assistant as the tight ends coach at the University of the Pacific.
He became a special assistant with the San Francisco 49ers in 1990.
He became the wide receivers coach for the University of Pittsburgh in 1991.
Professional Coaching Career
He became the special offensive assistant/wide receivers coach for Green Bay Packers in January 1992. He was 28 at the time.
He spent three seasons in Green Bay.
He then became the offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles.
He was then appointed as the new head coach of the Oakland Raiders for the 1998 season.
He posted consecutive 8-8 record in his first season at the Raiders.
He finished 12-4 in the 2000 season, which was the team’s most successful season in a decade. He also led the Raiders to their first division title since 1990.
He led the Raiders to 10-6 record in the 2001 season.
He finished his 4 seasons with the Raiders, compiling a 40-38 record (including playoffs).
He then became the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002.
He signed a five-year contract worth $17.5 million with the Buccaneers.
He led the Buccaneers to win their first Super Bowl, XXXVII. He had finished the regular season 11-5.
He posted 7-9, 5-11, 11-5, 4-12, 9-7, and 9-7 record in the following seasons for the Buccaneers.
He earned his 100th career victory against the New Orleans Saints.
He was fired from the team in January 2009 after serving seven seasons there.
He created the Fired Football Coaches Association. He closed the FFCA upon returning to coaching in 2018.
He became the color analyst on its Monday Night Football telecasts on ESPN in May 2009.
He also served as an analyst for ESPN’s coverage of the NFL Draft and postseason college football games.
He became a volunteer assistant offensive line coach at Carrollwood Day School in Tampa, Florida in May 2010.
He extended his contract with ESPN in September 2012.
He signed another contract extension with ESPN in December 2014 that made him the highest-paid personality at ESPN.
His last game for ESPN was the 2017 AFC Wild Card game between the Tennessee Titans and the Kansas City Chiefs.
He returned to the Raiders as their head coach for the 2018 NFL season.
He signed a 10-year contract worth $100 million with the Raiders in January 2018. It was one of the biggest contracts in the history of the NFL.
He faced 4-12 win-loss record in his first season (2018 season) upon returning to the Raiders.
Who is Jon Gruden Married to?
Jon Gruden is a married man. He is married to Cindy Gruden. He has 3 children, Deuce, Michael, and Jayson.
What are Jon Gruden Body Measurements?
Jon Gruden stands at a height of 1.77 m i.e. 5 feet and 10 inches tall. He has a body weight of 200 lbs i.e. 91 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has blue eyes and his hair color is blonde.
What is Jon Gruden Net Worth?
Jon Gruden earns from his professional coaching career. He coaches the Oakland Raiders of the NFL. He signed a $100 million contract with the Raiders in 2018. He was previously one of the highest-paid personality on ESPN. He has an annual salary of $10 million. His net worth is estimated at $22.5 million.
Did You Know?
- He was a Cleveland Browns fan growing up.
- He became the highest-paid personality at ESPN after he signed a contract extension with ESPN.
- He remained out of coaching for 9 years before joining the Raiders in 2018.
- He took rumba-dancing classes for a short period.
- He bought a boat but never used it.
- He lived in a golf course but never played it.