Who is Cindy Gruden?
Jon Gruden, one of the most praised National Football League (NFL) head coaches, and the most successful head coach in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers history, since he won the Super Bowl in the 2002 season, is a married man, and his wife’s name is Cindy. What do you know about her, and what do you want to learn about her? Cindy reached stardom only thanks to her husband, since Cindy is focused on raising their children, although in her free time is involved in charity work.
Cindy Gruden Wiki, Real Name, Childhood, and Education
Born Cindy Brooks in Knoxville, Tennessee USA, she hasn’t shared the exact date of her birth, although around 1970, nor disclosed information about her parents, their names and vocations, and if she has any siblings or not. During her high school years, Cindy was a part of the cheerleaders’ team, which she continued at college. After matriculation, Cindy enrolled at the University of Tennessee, where she became All-American Collegiate Cheerleader, before graduating with a degree in Classical Piano and Music Education, and a degree in Educational Administration, but her love for sports later prevailed since she pursued a career in fitness.
Following her graduation, Cindy became the head instructor for the National Cheerleader Association. She taught at High School Camps and became a high school instructor with the Collegiate Cheerleaders, switching between schools during her husband’s career. She has been dedicated to fitness aerobics, and until this day she stays active as a fitness instructor.
Cindy Gruden Net Worth
Her career hasn’t been as successful as that of her husband, but her endeavors have certainly contributed to her wealth. So, have you ever wondered how rich Cindy Gruden is, as of early 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Cindy Gruden’s net worth is over $1 million.
Cindy Gruden and Jon Gruden, Marriage, Children
Cindy and Jon met while she was studying at the University of Tennessee; he was hired as a graduate assistant for the football team. Upon first meeting, sparks started flying between them and in no time they became a couple. In 1991 the couple married, and since then they have welcomed three children Deuce, Michael and Jayson.
Cindy Gruden’s Husband, Jon Gruden
Now that we have shared with you all that we know of Cindy, let’s share some information about her husband, Jon Gruden.
Born Jon David Gruden on the 17th August 1963, in Sandusky, Ohio USA, he is the son of Kathy and Jim. His father was involved in the NFL, first as a professional football regional scout, and later as a running backs coach and director of player personnel for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has two brothers, Jay and James.
He went to Clay High School, located in South Bend, Indiana, and after matriculation enrolled at Muskingum College, but moved to the University of Dayton after a year. During his time at Dayton. Jon was a back-up quarterback but didn’t play much. He obtained a degree in communications in 1985.
Following his graduation, Jon pursued his first engagement as a football coach, becoming a graduate assistant coach at the University of Tennessee during the 1985–1986 season. After this, he spent two years as a quarterbacks coach at Southeast Missouri State. Until the early ‘90s, he held several other posts in university teams, including as the wide receivers coach for Pittsburgh, before he was recruited by the Green Bay Packers in 1992 as their new offensive assistant. He remained a Packer until the end of the 1994 season, when he was hired by the Philadelphia Eagles as offensive coordinator, serving in this position until the end of the 1997 season, when he was chosen by the very Al Davis, as the new head coach of the Oakland Raiders.
Rise to Prominence
Jon was the Oakland Raiders head coach until 2001 and led them to their most successful season in a decade in 2000, reaching AFC Championship game, but lost to the Baltimore Ravens, who then went on to win the Super Bowl. Following the end of 2001 season, he was recruited by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with whom he won the Super Bowl in the 2002 season, defeating his previous team, the Raiders in the finals 48-21. He resigned from his position in 2008, after which he started his broadcasting career, mainly with ESPN, and returned to coaching business in 2018, assuming the position of the head coach of the Oakland Raiders. 2018 season was his first under .500 mark, with only four wins and 12 losses.
Jon Gruden Net Worth
Since launching his career, Jon has become quite a prominent head coach; he has 99 wins and 93 loses, with the Super Bowl win. So, have you ever wondered how rich Jon Gruden is, as of early 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Gruden’s net worth is as high as $22.5 million, while his annual salary is $6.5 million. Quite impressive, don’t you think?