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Jon Gruden Biography

Jon Gruden
  • Age: 54 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
  • Birth Sign: Leo
  • Name: Jon Gruden
  • Birth Name: Jon David Gruden
  • Father: Jim Gruden
  • Mother: Kathy Gruden
  • Nationality: Ameriacan
  • Birth Place/City: Sandusky, Ohio
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Coach
  • Working For: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Net Worth: $22.5 million
  • Weight in KG: 91 KG
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Cindy Gruden (m. 1991)
  • Children: Deuce Gruden, Jayson Gruden, Michael Gruden
  • Divorce: Not Yet
  • Education: University of Dayton
  • Awards: Not Yet
  • Siblings: Jay Gruden
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Jon David Gruden was born on August 17, 1963 in Sandusky, Ohio, United States of America to father, Jim, who served as a professional football regional scout, running backs coach and also the director of player personnel for the Tampa Bay Bucs. He spent most of his childhood in Ohio with his brother, Jay who played and coached in the Arena Football League. Jay later became a head coach of the Washington Redskins. Whereas, Jon’s other brother, James, became a radiologist at the Mayo Clinic. The Grudens were raised in the Roman Catholic faith.

Gruden was always interested in NFL and also came from an athletic background. Thus Jon was always motivated to pursue a NFL career. He was a Cleveland Browns fan growing up in Sandusky. Gruden attended Clay High School located in South Bend, Indiana. Gruden graduated from high school in 1981 and then attended Muskingum College based in New Concord, Ohio. After a year, he was transferred to the University of Dayton. While in Dayton, he was a three-year letterman and backup quarterback for the Flyers. Gruden went on to graduated with a degree in communications in 1985.

Gruden was then hired as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Tennessee during the 1985–1986 seasons. He went on to spent two years after that as the quarterbacks coach at Southeast Missouri State, Passing Game Coordinator at Southeast Missouri State, Wide Receivers Coach at University of the Pacific, Offensive Assistant at San Francisco 49ers, Wide Receivers Coach at University of Pittsburgh, Offensive Assistant at Green Bay Packers, Wide Receivers Coach  at Green Bay Packers, Offensive Coordinator at Philadelphia Eagles, Head Coach for Oakland Raiders . He became the head coach at Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2002 to 2008. Gruden currently serves as a NFL analyst for ESPN.

Jon Gruden married wife Cindy Gruden in 1991. They met when Cindy was a college cheerleader and Gruden was at the Tennessee Football program.They went out on many dates and Gruden made sure that every date was special.The two instantly fell in love and in no time Gruden was ready to buy Cindy a $1800 ring. The couple subsequently got married . Since then the couple has not had a split up. They have not had a divorce and are living happily with their four children named Deuce, Jayson, Jon Gruden II, Michael.

Gruden is currently 52 years old but is in good shape. He has an athletic body. He stands tall at the height of 5 feet 10 inches. He is dubbed as Chucky for his aggressive attitude and looks. His net worth is estimated to $22.5 million  which speaks about his huge salary. Gruden is noted mostly for being the youngest head coach ever to win a Super Bowl at the age of 39 years, 5 months and 9 days.

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