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Jon Gruden

Jon Gruden

Who is Jon Gruden?

Jon Gruden is a Sportscaster and an NFL coach. Jon Gruden has been named the new head coach of the Oakland Raiders, bringing back one of the Silver and Black’s most illustrious and successful coaches in franchise history.

Gruden, who was named the Raiders’ head coach for the first time 20 years ago, spent four seasons with the team from 1998 to 2001.

Childhood and Education

Jon Gruden was born on August 17, 1963, in Sandusky, Ohio, to a Slovenian family.

His father, Jim, eventually worked for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a professional regional football scout, quarterbacks coach, and player staff director.

Jon’s father, on the other hand, was a player and coach in the Arena Football League before becoming the head coach of the Washington Redskins.

His brother, James, is a Weill Cornell Medicine radiologist, which surprised us.

Gruden grew up as a devout Roman Catholic and a diehard Cleveland Browns supporter.

At the age of 15, he enrolled at Clay High School in South Bend, Indiana, which is home to Notre Dame University, where his father also served as an assistant coach under Dan Devine.

Jon attended Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, and graduated in 1981.

He was a three-year letterman and backup quarterback for the Flyers at Dayton under coach Mike Kelly.

Age, Height, and Body Dimensions

Jon Gruden is a tall white man who stands 1.78 meters tall and weighs 91 kilograms.

He is well-built and has a dazzling attitude.

Because he is a coach, there is no doubt that he is concerned about his physical well-being and appears to be athletic.

Facts of Jon Gruden

Full Name John David Gruden
Birth Date 17 Aug 1963
Birth Place Sandusky, Ohio
Nick Name Chucky
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education Clay High School, Notre Dame University, Muskingum College
Horoscope Leo
Father’s Name Jim Gruden
Mother’s Name Unknown
Age 58 Years Old
Height 1.78 m
Weight 1 kg
Shoe Size Not available
Hair Color Gray
Eye Color Gray
Build Athletic
Relationship Married
Girlfriends No
Spouse Cindy Gruden
Children Three
Profession Sportscaster, NFL coach
Net Worth $25 million
Salary $100 million
$6.5 million per year
Broadcasting Affiliations ESPN
Merch Autographed Items, Book
Last Update April 2022

Net Worth & Salary

As of 2022, Jon Gruden, including all of his assets and earnings, has an approximate net worth of $25 million.

Gruden has been reported to earn a $6.5 million annual salary for his work as an ESPN color analyst for Monday Night Football.

On 6 January 2018, the Raiders announced Gruden’s return as head coach.

The 10-year, $100 million contracts are among the most valuable deals in the sport’s history.

Since his annual earnings are millions, Jon lives a comfortable life, allowing him to truly enjoy his life.

Well, he’s got some properties, including cars and homes, worth about $10 million in total.

Marriage and Relationships

Jon Gruden is a married man. He has already tied the knot with Cindy Brooks.

In addition, Gruden and she have three children together.

Gruden and his wife Cindy have a happy and loving marriage.

His wife had previously worked as the chief coach of the National Cheerleader Association.

She is a philanthropist who, with her husband, supports numerous causes and arranges activities for them.

What Happened When They Met?

According to accounts, the young couple met during their undergraduate years and fell in love right away.

There are only a few instances where you marry college sweethearts who go on to become huge celebrities.

Their bond was as adorable as their proposal. Gruden bought a $1,800 ring that utterly enthralled his soon-to-be bride.

In fact, when it came to proposing, he didn’t want to save any money and wanted to spend it all on his future wife.

Preliminary Conditions Jon’s Contribution

Even though they were still dating, Gruden had made it clear that he would not marry her until he could acquire a full-time position as a coach at a university.

As he stated, he put all of the money into his bank account and bought her a ring once he got the job.

Fast forward to their wedding, which took place on July 6, 1991, and has already lasted more than twenty-six years.

Jon and his loved ones

What makes admirers fall in love with the couple, even more, is the great truth that there is no drama around their relationship, despite the fact that they have been married for more than two decades.


Both Gruden and Brooks are parents to three children. Deuce Gruden, their first child, was born on January 19, 1994.

Unlike his father, Deuce pursued a different path and even competed in the International Powerlifting Federation’s Minsk World Classic Powerlifting Championships.

They also have two further sons, Michael Gruden and Jayson Gruden, whose birth dates are unknown.

Professional Life

Gruden has had a long and illustrious career.

Gruden was employed as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Tennessee during the 1985–86 season after graduating from the University of Dayton.

He spent two years as a quarterback coach at Southeast Missouri State after his time with the Volunteers.

Jon Gruden
Jon Gruden is on the field. Source: sportzbonanza

Gruden moved to Pacific University as an offensive assistant and tight-end coach in 1989.

Gruden was one of Tennessee’s graduate assistant coaches, and offensive coordinator Walt Harris later hired him at Pacific.

Gruden worked as a special assistant to quarterback coach Mike Holmgren with the San Francisco 49ers in 1990.

Gruden joined the University of Pittsburgh’s big receiver coaching staff in March 1991, under head coach Paul Hackett.

Professional Guidance

In January 1992, Gruden was appointed as the Green Bay Packers’ outstanding offensive assistant/wide receiver coach by Mike Holmgren, his old San Francisco 49ers employer.

The Oakland Raiders are a professional football team based in Oakland, California.

In 1998 and 1999, the Raiders had back-to-back 8–8 seasons under Gruden, leaping out of last place in the AFC West. Oakland, on the other hand, finished 12–4 in 2000, its best season in a decade, and its first division title since 1990.

From 2000 through 2002, the Raiders made the playoffs three times in a row but were upset in 2001 by the eventual Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

Grady Jackson, a Raiders defensive lineman, gave Gruden the moniker “Chucky” because he thought he looked like the fictional character ‘Chucky’ in the 1988 slasher film Child’s Play.

After three seasons in Green Bay, Jon became the offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles under former Packers assistant coach Ray Rhodes.

Gruden was then unexpectedly hired as the Oakland Raiders’ new head coach for the 1998 season by Al Davis, the team’s owner, and general manager.

The Most Inexperienced Head Coach

Gruden became the youngest head coach to win the Super Bowl at the age of 39.

Gruden’s slogan for the 2002 season was “Pound the Rock,” a reference to his commitment to the running game.

Injuries decimated the team, including several Super Bowl stars such as Greg Spires, Joe Jurevicius, Shelton Quarles, and Brian Kelly, resulting in veteran rivalry.

The Buccaneers, on the other hand, went 7–9 in 2003 and 5–11 in 2004, becoming the first team since Super Bowl XXXVII to have consecutive losing seasons.

On Monday Night Football, the team defeated the Indianapolis Colts, 38–35, in Super Bowl XLIII.

Career After Tempa Bay

Jon coached the offensive line as a volunteer at Carrollwood Day School in Tampa, Florida. Gruden founded the Fired Football Coaches Association in 2010.

The organization’s headquarters were in a rented office in a strip mall in Tampa.

Despite the fact that many coaches came to watch the film and speak with Gruden, including Chip Kelly, Urban Meyer, Jim Haslett, Rick Venturi, Sean McVay, Greg Schiano, and Monte Kiffin, Gruden closed the FFCA when he returned to coaching in 2018.

Raiders of Oakland vs. Raiders of Las Vegas

Gruden’s return to coaching in the NFL was announced by the Raiders on January 6, 2018, after a nine-year hiatus.

Gruden agreed to a ten-year, $100 million contract, which is one of the most significant in league history. In his first year back with the team, the team went 4-12.

On-field Thrills

Gruden guided the Raiders to a 6-4 record thanks to an unbreakable rookie class.

However, many key players were injured, and the team finished 1-5 and 7-9 in their final season in Oakland.

The contract includes a no-trade clause, effectively closing the loophole that allowed the Raiders to trade him to the Buccaneers in exchange for draft picks and cash.

Career in Broadcasting

ESPN hired Gruden as a color analyst for its Monday Night Football telecasts in May 2009.

He’s also called ESPN college soccer games, such as the Rose Bowl and the BCS National Championship Game in 2010.

Gruden signed a contract extension with ESPN in September 2012, extending his contract until 2021.

His final game for ESPN was the AFC Wild Card game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans in 2017.

Jon opted to return to the coaching ranks for the 2018 NFL season with the Raiders and retired from ESPN after the 2017 season. He is ESPN’s highest-paid person, with an annual salary of $9 million.

Additionally, Gruden is back with the Raiders and he even stated that he had never thought of leaving the Raiders at first.

According to the sources, Gruden signed a ten-year deal with the Raiders which was worth $10 million.

Besides, when Gruden signed a contract with the team for ten years, he also states that he wouldn’t take money if he won’t be able to get things done. However, he didn’t elaborate on what ‘things’ he meant.

Altogether, by the end of his ten-year contract, Gruden will make a total of $100 million.

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Hard Knocks

Gruden features in HBO’s Hard Knock show, where he featured in the 2019 editions.

As they premiered the show in August, they portrayed its finale in September.

Initially, he commenced the first episode’s introduction with a speech for the rookies.

Right then, he stated that he was more into nightmares instead of dreams. Additionally, he also shared his collegiate days.

The second episode was followed by a short game description and his real self as a coach.

Likewise, Gruden was alongside Frank Caliendo in the third episode.

As Frank performed Gruden’s impression in the training facility, the episode was all filled with laughter.

Of course, his own impression coming from Frank Caliendo also tore him out a bit as he let out a chuckle.

Moving on to the next episode, Gruden performed and worked as an athlete himself.

He also chased Derek Carr at a full speed. By the end of episode five, the season’s finale, Gruden was getting emotional.

In the meantime, Gruden also commented about Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith and showed a great deal of athleticism.

Social Media Presence

Jon doesn’t seem to be active on social media.

He has many accounts with his names, but we don’t think those are Jon’s accounts.

Instead, they are fan pages operated by some fans.

If we get any updates about his social media pages, we will be the first to update them here.