The Alabama Crimson Tide has been dominating the modern era of American Football since Nick Saban has appointed as their head coach. Nick Saban has been coaching them for a decade and under his stern supervision, the Alabama Crimson Tide has won four national championship titles and had five national championship appearances. This impeccable record made the net worth of Nick Saban a gigantic $38 Million US dollars as of 2017. Let us take a look at Nick Saban’s life and career to understand what makes his net worth so high.
Nick Saban Biography
Nicholas Lou Saban Jr. was born on October 31st, 1951 at Fairmont, Virginia to Mary Saban and Nick Lou Saban Sr. Saban graduated with a business degree from Kent State University in 1973. He has a master’s degree in Sports Administration at Kent State. Nick Saban is of Croatian origin. He was raised as a Roman Catholic and he still is devoted to being one. He even attends the mass prayer before a game.
When he was a student at Kent State University, he played Football as a defensive back. He wanted to pursue a career in automotive sales but his destiny chose his career otherwise.
In 18th December 1971, he married his wife Terry Constable who is also from West Virginia. The couple adopted two children, a son Nicholas Jr. and a daughter Kristen.
After graduating from Kent State University, young Nick Saban was hired as the assistant coach of his own team by the head coach Don James. After that, he worked hard and climbed the ladder up to become the best head coach America has ever seen. After assisting Don James he served as an assistant coach for many teams including-Syracuse, West Virginia, Ohio State, Navy, Michigan State, Houston Oilers and Cleveland Bounds.
The Toledo Rocket Football team has hired him as a head coach on December 22, 1989. With Saban as their head coach, the Rockets were unstoppable. Saban was hired as the head coach of the Michigan State Spartan Football in 1995. They improved their play after Saban was appointed their head coach. After that LSU named him as their head coach. He was there for 4 years before leaving the team to join the Miami Dolphins. After them, he took over Alabama on 2007. Under his coaching, Alabama got four national championship title and five appearances. This makes him the second coach after Paul Bryant to win five national championships.
Nick Saban has received many awards in his life. He won AP National Coach Of The Year twice (2003, 2008). He won Paul Bryant Award in 2003 and Eddie Robinson Award twice (2003, 2008) for showing excellence in the field of coaching. His kitty is full of other awards like Home Depot Coach of the Year, Walter Camp Coach of The Year, Liberty Mutual Coach of The Year and much more.
Nick Saban Net Worth and Income Profile in 2017
Nick Saban is regarded as the greatest college head coaches of all time. The results of his team show his ability as a coach. His current net worth is $38 million US dollars as iof 2017. He earned his net worth mostly because of his success as a head coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Very recently Alabama extended his contract until 2024 that will pay him an overall amount of $65 Million over the next 8 years. Currently, he is earning a whopping $11.2 Million including $4 Million bonus. The next year he will get $7.15 Million as basic pay over the year (without bonus). Apart from his family home, Nick Saban owns a vacation home on Lake Burton, North East Georgia.
Nick Saban is not only the greatest coach the American Football has even seen, but also a great human being. He is also a devoted Roman Catholic and attends mass prayer before any game. When he was residing in Tuscaloosa, he used to attend St. Francis of Assisi University Parish. He made a cameo appearance as himself in the movie The Blind Side. The Saban couple also co-founded a charitable foundation named Nick’s Kids which helps the mentally challenged children.