Jon Gruden is an American football coach who is the head coach for the Las Vegas Raiders know all about Jon Gruden Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife in this article .
Jon Gruden Wiki
|Birthdate ( Age)||17 August 1963|
|Place of Birth||Sandusky, Ohio, United States|
|Spouse/Partner||Cindy Gruden (m. 1991)|
|Children||Deuce Gruden, Jayson Gruden, Michael Gruden|
|Parents||Jim Gruden, Kathy Gruden|
|Education||Clay High School in South Bend, Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio|
|Profession||American football coach|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
Jon David Gruden is an American football coach who is the head coach for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He first served as the Raiders’ head coach from 1998 to 2001 during their tenure in Oakland and rejoined the team in 2018.
In between his tenure with the Raiders, he was the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2002 to 2008, whom he led to their first Super Bowl title in Super Bowl XXXVII. Gruden also served as an analyst for ESPN and Monday Night Football before he returned to coaching.
Jon Gruden Family, Parents
Gruden was born on August 17, 1963, in Sandusky, Ohio into a family of Slovene descent. His father, Jim, later served as a professional football regional scout, quarterbacks coach, and director of player personnel for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
His brother, Jay, played and coached in the Arena Football League for the Tampa Bay Storm and Orlando Predators, and was most recently the head coach of the Washington Redskins. His other brother, James, is a radiologist at Weill Cornell Medicine.
At the age of 15, he attended Clay High School in South Bend, Indiana, home to the University of Notre Dame, where his father served as an assistant to head coach Dan Devine. After graduating in 1982, Gruden attended Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio.
Jon Gruden Wife
Jon Gruden married with wife Cindy Brooks. Jon Gruden and Cindy Brooks first met in 1985, while he was working as a graduate assistant and she was a student at the University of Tennessee. They were married in 1991 and have three sons, Jon II aka Deuce, a strength and conditioning assistant for the Raiders, Michael, and Jayson. Gruden currently resides with his family in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jon Gruden Net Worth
Jon David Gruden is an American football coach who is the head coach for the Las Vegas Raiders has an estimated Net Worth around $4 Million in 2022.
In January 1992, at the age of 28, Gruden was hired by Mike Holmgren, his former boss at the San Francisco 49ers, to be the special offensive assistant/wide receivers coach with the Green Bay Packers. After three seasons in Green Bay, Gruden became the offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles under former Packers assistant coach Ray Rhodes. Gruden then was chosen by the owner and general manager of the Oakland Raiders, Al Davis, to be the Raiders’ new head coach for the 1998 season.
Under Gruden, the Raiders posted consecutive 8–8 seasons in 1998 and 1999, and leapt out of last place in the AFC West. After uniting with journeyman quarterback Rich Gannon, Gruden led the Raiders to the top of the AFC West and they made the playoffs in three consecutive seasons from 2000 to 2002.
Immediately after arriving in Tampa Bay, Gruden significantly retooled the offense with the addition of numerous free agents. His determination to fix the under-performing offense, so often maligned during Dungy’s tenure, inspired Tampa’s defense to another #1 ranking, which helped the team to a 12–4 season. Both the offense and defense hit their stride in the playoffs; the Buccaneers posted a playoff per-game point differential of 23 points per game in victory, tied with the 1992 Dallas Cowboys for the highest average playoff margin of victory by a Super Bowl winner in the free agency era.
Fans were especially satisfied with a victory in the NFC Championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles, the team that had defeated Tampa Bay in the Wild Card round two years running by the combined score of 52–12, and Gruden was especially satisfied with a dominant win over his old team, the Raiders, in Super Bowl XXXVII.
Despite the Super Bowl win, there were many who attributed Gruden’s win primarily to the defense that coach Tony Dungy and defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin had created during Dungy’s tenure with the Buccaneers. Gruden, for his part, publicly and graciously thanked Dungy for his contributions upon accepting the Lombardi Trophy at the Super Bowl XXXVII postgame ceremony.
The victory made Gruden the youngest head coach to win the Super Bowl at age 39. This record would be surpassed in Super Bowl XLIII by Mike Tomlin, who previously served under Gruden as the Buccaneers’ defensive backs coach.
In May 2010, Gruden became a volunteer assistant offensive line coach at Carrollwood Day School in Tampa, Florida.Shortly after being fired from Tampa Bay, Gruden created the Fired Football Coaches Association.After nine years away from coaching in the NFL, the Raiders announced the return of Gruden as head coach on January 6, 2018.
Gruden signed a 10-year, $100 million contract, one of the biggest contracts in the history of the league which also includes a no-trade clause, closing the loophole that saw the Raiders trade him to the Buccaneers in return for draft picks and cash.Gruden came back to coaching after six years of attempts by Raiders owner Mark Davis to lure him back to be the Raiders head coach.
In May 2009, Gruden was hired by ESPN to serve as a color analyst on its Monday Night Football telecasts, replacing Tony Kornheiser. He also served as an analyst for ESPN’s coverage of the NFL Draft and postseason college football games, helping to call the 2010 Rose Bowl and 2010 BCS National Championship Game on ESPN Radio and the 2011 Outback Bowl and 2011 Orange Bowl on ESPN.
Gruden signed a contract extension with ESPN, beginning in September 2012, that lengthened his tenure with the broadcasting company for another five years.On December 15, 2014, Gruden and ESPN agreed to a contract extension through 2021 but allowed an out in the event he wanted to return to coaching.
The deal made Gruden the highest paid personality at ESPN.After deciding to return to the coaching ranks with the Raiders for the 2018 NFL season, his last game for ESPN was the 2017 AFC Wild Card game between the Tennessee Titans and the Kansas City Chiefs.