Jon Gruden used to be a college football player then went to professional coaching. He was the head coach for Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they won their first Super Bowl Championship in 2002 against Oakland Raiders. He works now in ESPN as an analyst for NFL games. Recent news say that he could be coaching again.
Jon David Gruden was born on August 17, 1963, in Sandusky, Ohio. His father, Jim, worked as a running back coach and a director for Tampa Bay Buccaneers team. His mother is, Kathy Gruden. In 1985 Jon graduated with a communication degree from the University of Dayton, Ohio. Jon Gruden has 1 brother, his name is Jay Gruden, he used to be a quarterback and now he has been the head coach for Washington Redskins since 2014.
On July 6, 1991, Jon Gruden married Cindy Brooks, he met her at the University of Tennessee where she was a cheerleader and began dating before they got married. They are the parents of 3 sons, Michael Gruden, Jayson Gruden and Deuce Gruden. Deuce Gruden was born in 1994, and he is now a successful Football running back. The whole family lives now in Tampa, Florida and they seem happy together.
Jon Gruden career started with the University of Tennessee college team, he worked as their graduate assistant coach. After that, he worked in coaching quarterbacks for the Southeast Missouri State University college team, then he worked as the offensive assistant for the University of the Pacific College Team. In 1990, Jon Gruden begin his career with the NFL teams, he started with San Francisco 49ers as their quarterbacks coach special assistant, after 2 years, Green Bay Packers head coach hired him as their special offensive assistant/wide receivers coach.
Jon Gruden worked as the Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator. Later, the owner of Oakland Raiders wanted Jon Gruden to be the teams head coach and he accepted. In 2002, Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired their head coach and called Jon Gruden to coach the team, so he went there and he won the Super Bowl with them, it was their first Super Bowl ever. In 2009, Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired Jon Gruden. After coaching, he worked as a commentator and analyst for ESPN and he’s still working with them now.
How much is Net Worth of Jon Gruden in 2017
Jon Gruden coaching career began with college football teams before national teams. During his career, he worked as an assistant, a special assistant, offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach, and a head coach. When he signed the contract with Tampa Bay Buccaneers it was around $17 million US dollars for 5 years, however, only in season 2008 he earned $4 million US dollars, yet he got the team so much money from the draft winnings and the 2002-2003 Super Bowl. With ESPN as a commentator and analyst his annual salary is around $6 million US dollars. Jon Gruden has a net worth of $24 million US dollars as of 2017.
List of the College and National Teams Jon Gruden Coached
• Tennessee Volunteers football (Teaching Assistant, “1986-1987”)
• Southeast Missouri State Redhawks football (Quarterbacks Coach, “1987-1989”)
• Pacific Tigers football (Wide Receivers Coach, “1989-1990”)
• San Francisco 49ers (Special Assistant for Quarterbacks coach, “1990-1991”)
• Pittsburgh Panthers football (Wide Receivers Coach, “1991-1992”)
• Green Bay Packers (Wide Receivers Coach, “1992-1995”)
• Philadelphia Eagles (Offensive Coordinator, “1995-1998”)
• Oakland Raiders (Head Coach, “1998-2001”)
• Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Head Coach, “2001-2009”)
Jon Gruden is a professional American footballer, he coached many college and national teams. He also won the Super Bowl in 2002-2003 when he was the head coach for Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jon Gruden now works as a commentator and analyst for ESPN.