Jon Gruden is well known for being the Oakland Raider’s head coach. This man had an incredible career as a successful coach for the Raiders from 98’ to 2001. The man has been responsible for helping Tampa Bay win the super bowl. Today, we will find out more about his life as a coach and the total net worth of Jon Gruden in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Jon Gruden was born in the year 1963 in Ohio. Football had been in his blood since his father was also a professional regional football scout. Gruden was born and raised as a Catholic. He studied at the Clay High School, Indiana. Right after graduation, Gruden attended college in Ohio. After the 1st year, he transferred to the University of Dayton where he became a quarterback under coach Mike Kelly for Flyers.
Jon Gruden got married in the year 1991 to Cindy Gruden. The lovebirds tied the knot after dating for few years. Jon proposed Cindy with a 2000 dollar worth ring. Both of them have three children together and are still happily married.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Right after graduation, Jon started his career as an assistant coach at the University of Tennessee. After spending time as an assistant coach, Jon became an offensive assistant at the University of the Pacific. In the year 1990, he became a special assistant with the San Francisco 49.
It was in the year 1992 that Gruden got a job as a special offensive assistant at the San Francisco 49ers. Mike Holmgren hired him at this point for the green bay Packers. After some time in the Green Bay, Gruden got a job of head coach at the Oakland Raiders.
Under Gruden, Oakland Raiders became a successful team with them topping the AFC West during the 1998 and 1999 seasons. Under Jon, the team had their best season in the year 2000 with 12-4 finish score. Gruden received his nickname “Chucky” while being the head coach of Oakland Raiders.
After Oakland Raiders, Gruden became the head coach of Tampa Bay in the year 2002. Gruden signed a 5-year contract worth $17.5 million with the Buccaneers. Gruden immediately improved the offence section of Tampa Bay and soon the team acquired no. 1 ranking. He also helped the team win the super bowl.
From being the head coach, Gruden also became the general-manager head coach partnership in the year 2004. In the year 2009, Gruden was asked to leave Tampa Bay and soon joined Carrol wood Day School as offensive line coach. ESPN channel also hired Gruden as a colour analyst. His association with ESPN lasted long with recurring contracts. Gruden returned to Oakland Raiders as head coach in the year 2018.
Net Worth & Earnings
Jon Gruden has a net worth of $25 million. His net worth has raised over the years due to his job as head coach of Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay and as a broadcaster for ESPN. His earnings received a boost when he transferred from raiders to Tampa Bay at 17 million USD. His earnings received further hike when he signed a new contract this year with Oakland Riders at 100 million USD.
Jon Gruden is a renowned football head coach and had been a broadcaster for ESPN. He has helped Tampa Bay win the super bowl and improved their offensive techniques. At present, Jon is the head coach for Oakland Riders.