John Madden was an American football coach who had a net worth of $220 million at the time of his death know all about his Family, Career Earnings , Parents, Wife, Children and Biography.
John Madden Biography
|Birthdate||10 April 1936|
|Died||28 December 2021|
|Place of Birth||Austin, Minnesota, United States|
|Spouse/Partner||Virginia Fields (m. 1959)|
|Children||Joseph Madden, Michael Madden|
|Parents||Earl Russell Madden, Mary Margaret Flaherty|
|Profession||American football coach|
John Madden was an American football coach and a television commentator who had a net worth of $220 million at the time of his death. Madden was the head coach of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons (1969–1978), and helmed them to a championship victory in Super Bowl XI (1977). After retiring from coaching, he served as a color commentator for NFL telecasts until 2009.In 2006, Madden was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in recognition of his coaching career. He is also widely known for the long-running Madden NFL video game series, which he lent his namesake to, endorsed, and fronted from 1988.
Early Life and Family
John Madden was born in Austin, Minnesota, to Earl Madden and Mary (Flaherty) Madden.His father, an auto mechanic, moved the Madden family to Daly City, California, a city immediately south of San Francisco, when John was young.John attended Catholic parochial school with John Robinson at Our Lady of Perpetual Help,graduating in 1950,and then Jefferson High School, graduating in 1954.
John Madden Wife
Madden met his wife, Virginia Fields, in a bar in Pismo Beach, California,marrying on December 26, 1959. They lived in Pleasanton, California, and had two sons, Joseph and Michael. Joe played football at Brown University and Mike attended Harvard University, where he started as receiver on the football team.
John Madden Net Worth
John Madden was an American football coach and a television commentator had an estimated Net Worth of $220 million at the time of his death.
John Madden Income Source
His main sources of income was through his career as a football coach, broadcaster, and through the books that he has written. Madden appeared in a variety of radio and television commercials including Ace Hardware, Outback Steakhouse ,Verizon Wireless, Rent-A-Center, Miller Lite, Toyota, Sirius Satellite Radio, and “Tough Actin” Tinactin.In particular, the Miller beer advertisements cemented Madden’s image in the public eye as a bumbling but lovable personality.In 2002, Madden became a commentator on ABC’s Monday Night Football, working with longtime play-by-play announcer Al Michaels. Madden reportedly made $5 million per year.
A football star in high school, Madden initially played one season at the College of San Mateo, in 1954, before he was given a football scholarship to the University of Oregon,studying pre-law, and playing football with boyhood friend John Robinson. He was redshirted because of a knee injury and had a knee operation. Then he attended the College of San Mateo in 1955,then Grays Harbor College playing in the fall of 1956, before transferring to Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where he played both offense and defense for the Mustangs in 1957 and 1958 while earning a Bachelor of Science in education in 1959 and a Master of Arts in education in 1961
In 1960, he became an assistant coach at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, and was promoted to head coach in 1962. Following the 1963 season, he was hired as a defensive assistant coach at San Diego State, where he served through 1966. During that final campaign, the 1966 Aztecs were ranked among the top small colleges in the country. While at San Diego State, Madden coached under Don Coryell, whom Madden credited as being an influence on his coaching and who he felt would one day be included in the Hall of Fame.
Madden joined CBS as a color commentator in 1979. After working lower-profile contests during his first years, he was elevated to the network’s top football broadcasting duo with Pat Summerall in 1981, replacing Tom Brookshier. Prior to teaming with Summerall on CBS, Madden was paired with a variety of announcers, such as Dick Stockton, Frank Glieber, and Gary Bender.
The team of Madden and Summerall would go on to call eight Super Bowls together (five for CBS and three for Fox). On occasions in which Summerall was unavailable (during the CBS years, Summerall was normally scheduled to commentate on the U.S. Open tennis tournament during the early weeks of the NFL season), Madden would team with the likes of Vin Scully.
Madden got his start in broadcasting calling in to longtime San Francisco radio personality “The Emperor” Gene Nelson’s show on station KYA in the 1970s while coach of the Raiders. He followed Nelson when he moved to station KSFO, and the call-ins continued even after Madden’s coaching retirement. After Nelson’s abrupt retirement in 1994, Madden began making appearances on KNBR.
Madden was also featured in the movie Little Giants.He also played himself as the broadcaster of the fictional games in the film The Replacements alongside his broadcast partner at the time Pat Summerall.On December 25, 2021, the Fox network presented All Madden, a documentary highlighting Madden’s rise to stardom as a NFL coach and broadcaster. Former and current NFL players appear in the film, which premiered prior to a Christmas Day contest on Fox between the Cleveland Browns and Green Bay Packers in Green Bay.