Bronco Mendenhall : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Contract and Salary

Marc Bronco Clay Mendenhall is the head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Contract and Salary

Bronco Mendenhall Biography

Bronco Mendenhall Biography
Bronco Mendenhall
  Bio
Name Bronco Mendenhall
Birthdate  21 February 1966
Age (as of 2021)  55 years
Place of Birth Alpine, Utah, United States
Nationality American
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner  Holly Johnston (m. 1997)
Children Breaker Mendenhall, Raeder Mendenhall, Cutter Mendenhall
Parents Paul Mendenhall, Lenore Mendenhall
Education American Fork High School
Profession American football coach
Last Update Nonember 2021

Marc Bronco Clay Mendenhall is the head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers football team at the University of Virginia.Previously, he was head coach of Brigham Young University's (BYU) Cougars football team, leaving for Virginia with the second-most wins in school history, eleven consecutive bowl invitations, five 10-win seasons, and regular Top 25 rankings. He won 99 games in eleven years at BYU.Mendenhall is known for his unorthodox methods and "Earned Not Given" motto, even having players earn then choose their jersey numbers each season.He selects a Virginia player after each win to smash a giant stone with a sledgehammer.

Early Life and Family

Mendenhall graduated from Utah's American Fork High School in 1984. In 1990, he served as a graduate assistant coach at OSU in Corvallis, Oregon. From 1991 to 1993, he was the defensive coordinator for Snow College, a junior college in Ephraim, Utah. From 1993 to 1994, he was the defensive coordinator for Northern Arizona University. From 1995 to 1996, he served as the defensive coordinator for OSU. After the 1996 season, he was fired from OSU. In 1997, he served as the secondary coach at Louisiana Tech. 

Bronco Mendenhall Wife

Bronco Mendenhall Wife

Bronco Mendenhall Married with wife Holly Johnston.Bronco and Holly's love storey is sweet: they met in college, started a long-distance relationship, and then broke up after a year of dating. After a decade of no touch, fate lucked their charm one day, and the two met at the airport terminal. And the rest, as they say, is history, and they now have three wonderful children. Raeder, Breaker, and Cutter, their three sons, are all doing well.

Bronco Mendenhall Net Worth

Marc Bronco Clay Mendenhall is the head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers has an estimated Net Worth around $6 Million in 2021.

  Worth
Name   Bronco Mendenhall
Net Worth ( 2021 ) $6 Million
Income Source American football coach
Income / Salary $4.45 million ( yearly )
Last Update  2021

Bronco Mendenhall Contract and Salary

Bronco Mendenhall's contract extension includes $150,000 annual raises in supplemental pay, bringing his total income to $4.45 million for the contract's last year, 2024. Mendenhall's first deal, signed in December 2016, guaranteed him at least $3.7 million in 2019, $3.85 million in 2020, $4 million in 2021, and $4.15 million in 2022. The new agreement maintains those minimums, guaranteeing him $4.3 million in 2023 and $4.45 million in 2024.

Professional Career

In 2003, Mendenhall accepted the defensive coordinator position at BYU under then head coach Gary Crowton. Crowton resigned at the end of the 2004 season which was his 3rd consecutive losing season. The BYU head coach position was first offered to former Cougar linebacker and then-defensive coordinator at the University of Utah, Kyle Whittingham, which resulted in Mendenhall calling UNLV head coach, Mike Sanford, about the defensive coordinator opening on his staff. 

In 2005, his first year at the helm, the Cougars finished the regular season with a 6–6 record. Mendenhall switched back to the traditional uniforms with the Y logo on the helmets, which were worn by the most successful BYU teams. Quarterback John Beck, tight end Jonny Harline and running back Curtis Brown led an offensive attack that was BYU's most potent since 2001, averaging 33.0 points per game (second in the MWC and 24th in the nation) and 462.4 yards of total offense per game. 


In 2006, BYU posted its best record in five seasons. It knocked off 10 straight opponents over the final three months, registered a perfect 6–0 home record, and finished 11–2. The Cougars tallied a perfect clip against league opponents to win the Mountain West Conference championship, winning on the final play of the game at Utah.

On December 4, 2015, Mendenhall was named the head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers, after Mike London resigned on November 29, 2015.Mendenhall had previously turned down the head coaching job at UCLA several years prior to accepting the one at Virginia.The hire gained attention across the sports spectrum, as Boston Celtics president and BYU alumnus Danny Ainge voiced his congratulations to both Mendenhall and UVA on the hire.The appointment was viewed by many as a surprise, following intense speculation involving Mark Richt, Jeff Brohm, and Sonny Dykes as candidates,and drew comparisons with the 2009 hire of Virginia's men's basketball coach Tony Bennett.

Mendenhall's Cavaliers improved on the previous year's win total for the third straight year. After opening with a win at Pitt, they proceeded to go undefeated at home, culminating in their first victory over Virginia Tech after fifteen consecutive losses in their rivalry. The victory capped a 9–3 regular season and secured the program's first Coastal Division title and a berth in the 2019 ACC Championship Game and 2019 Orange Bowl. This was the program's first Orange Bowl bid since turning down an invite 68 years earlier (for the 1952 Orange Bowl) and only the third New Year's Six appearance of any Coastal Division member.It was also the Cavaliers' most prestigious bowl appearance since George Welsh led the 1990 unit to the Sugar Bowl.

Why did Bronco Mendenhall resign?

He cited needing a "step back" from college football to spend more time with his wife and family. "I believe a renewal and a pause and a reframing and a reinventing and a reconnecting is necessary to then become the very best person I can be moving forward," Mendenhall said.

What is Bronco Mendenhall salary?

The new agreement maintains those minimums, guaranteeing him $4.3 million in 2023 and $4.45 million in 2024.