Jon Gruden

Inside Biography

Jon Gruden is an American football coach serving as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders of the NFL. He served as the Raiders' head coach for three years since 1998 and Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2002 to 2008.

He won the Super Bowl XXXVII in his first season with the Buccaneers in 2003, where they defeated the Raiders. Then he set the record for being the youngest coach ever to win the Super Bowl when he was only 39 years, 5 months, and 9 days.

Early Life, Bio, And Education Of Jon Gruden

Jon Gruden was born Jon David Gruden on August 17, 1963, in Sandusky, Ohio, the United States of America, to father Jim Gruden and mother Kathy Gruden. His father was a professional football regional scout, running backs coach, and the player personnel director for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

He spent most of his childhood in Ohio with his brothers, Jay Gruden and James Gruden. Jay played and coached in the Arena Football League and is a current head coach of the Washington Redskins. Jon’s other brother, James, became a radiologist at the Mayo Clinic.

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 graduate with a degree in communications in 1985.

Jon Gruden's Career As A Coach And Television Personality

Since childhood, Jon Gruden has been interested in football and was passionate about NFL. His father was an NFL coach who might have inspired him to follow a career in NFL. Thus Jon was always motivated to pursue an NFL career. He was a Cleveland Browns fan growing up in Sandusky.

Gruden was hired as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Tennessee during the 1985–1986 seasons. He went on to spend two years after that as the quarterback's coach at Southeast Missouri State, Passing Game Coordinator at Southeast Missouri State, Wide Receivers Coach at the University of the Pacific, Offensive Assistant at San Francisco 49ers, Wide Receivers Coach at the 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.

Gruden became the head coach at Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2002 to 2008.

Gruden joined the ESPN network in May 2009, a year after he resigned as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. There he served as a color analyst on Monday Night Football, replacing Tony Kornheiser. Later, he also worked as an analyst for the network's coverage of the NFL Draft.

He extended his contract with the ESPN network in 2012 and lengthened his tenure at the network for the next three years. In December 2014, ESPN and Gruden signed a contract for his extension in the network through 2021, which allowed him an out if he wanted to return to coaching. In January 2018, nine years after he stayed away from the coaching career, he decided to return to the NFL as a coach and signed a 10-year contract with the Oakland Raiders, his first NFL team.

NFL Coach Jon Gruden's Salary And Net Worth

According to celebrity net worth, Jon Gruden's net worth is estimated at around $22.5 million, similar to Charli Rose. 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. 

Gruden took a long break from his NFL career and joined the ESPN network, where he replaced Tony Kornheiser and served as a color analyst on its Monday Night Football. As reported by Forbes, his salary at the ESPN network was $6.5 million annually.

The very successful NFL coach was traded to the Oakland Raiders in January 2018. Then, he signed a 10-year contract with the Raiders for $100 million. This confirms he would be receiving a staggering $10 million salary annually.

Jon Gruden's Married Life, Wife, And Children

Jon Gruden has been married to his wife, Cindy Gruden, since July 6, 1991. The couple tied the knot a few years after they started dating. They first met when Cindy was a college cheerleader, and Gruden was at the Tennessee Football program.

After a few years of relationship, Gruden proposed to his then-girlfriend with a $1,800 ring. Cindy recalled their traditional engagement days. She said,

Bless his heart, he paid $1,800 for that ring-in cash. That was all he had, and he gave it to me.

The couple subsequently got married after their engagement. The couple has three children. They became parents for the first time after the two welcomed their first child, Deuce Gruden, on January 19, 1994. They also have two children; Michael Gruden and Jayson Gruden.

It's been nearly three-decade that the pair is still together and living happily with no rumors of divorce. 

Age, Body Measurements, and Other Facts

  • Age: As of now, Jon Gruden is 59 years old.
  • Height: He has a tall height of 5 feet 10 inches. 
  • Weight: Her body weight is around 91 kg(200 Ibs).
  • Body Measurements: He has an athletic body built. However, actual measurements are unknown. 

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by sanjeet, 01 Dec, 2015

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