Jerry Sandusky
Jerry Sandusky
Real Name/Full Name Gerald Arthur Sandusky
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Jerry Sandusky
Birth Place: Washington, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 26 January 1944
Age/How Old: 80 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 191 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 3″
Weight: In Kilograms – 82 Kg
In Pounds – 181 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father – Arthur Sandusky
Mother – Evelyn Mae Sandusky
Siblings: N/A
School: Washington High School
College: Pennsylvania State University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Dottie Gross
Kids/Children Name: Jeff, Matt, Jon, Kara, Ray, E.J.  Sandusky
Profession: Football Coach
Net Worth: $1 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Jerry Sandusky is a retired college football coach from the United States. In his entire career, he has mostly served as the assistant coach of Pennsylvania State University. Sandusky is the founder of a non-profit charity called The Second Mile. He is also a convicted sex offender and was found guilty of 45 charges. In 2012, he was sentenced to a prison of 30 to 60 years.

Well, how well do you know about Jerry Sandusky? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Jerry Sandusky’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Jerry Sandusky to date.

Biography and Early Life

Gerald Arthur Sandusky was born on January 26, 1944, in Washington, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Arthur Sandusky and Evelyn Mae Sandusky. His father used to be active in various service programs and was the director of Brownson House in Pennsylvania. At home, there were strict rules for him set by his father.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jerry Sandusky in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jerry Sandusky’s age is 80 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 26 January 1944. Though, he is 6′ 3″ in feet and inches and 191 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 181lbs in Pound and 82 kg in Kilograms.


Jerry Sandusky went to Washington High School. In there, he was a standout athlete and a good student. He used to be active in sports like football, baseball, and basketball. During his childhood, he was the leader of the junior high basketball team. Following this, he went to Pennsylvania State University and started playing a defensive end. In there, he used to play for Rip Engle. In 1966, he earned his first class with B.S. in health. He has also graduated in physical education in 1970.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

In 1966, Jerry Sandusky got married to Dotty Sandusky. They have six adopted children and have fostered many times. His son Jon Sandusky has worked for Cleveland Browns. Another son E.J. Sandusky has also been an assistant football coach for a university. During his trials, his adopted son Matt stated that he was sexually molested when he was a child. His other son Jerry Sandusky has also been sentenced to 6 years of imprisonment for sexual assault charges.

In 2008, there were various sexual abuse allegations against him. There were reportedly 40 counts of sexual crimes against young boys by a grand jury in 2011. It was also reported that he had anally raped a 10-year-old boy in 2002. In November 2011, he was arrested and charged for deviate sexual intercourse.

It was followed by additional 12 counts, and he was again arrested for the second time in December 2011. Sandusky got released for bail of $250,000 in June 2012. There were a total of 52 charges on him for sexual crimes against children. He was sentenced to 60 years in prison, and he is trying to obtain a new trial.

Is Jerry Sandusky Gay?

If we have to discuss the sexual orientation of Jerry Sandusky, then he is very straight. He has been successfully married to one woman and has never shown anything that makes us think that he is gay or bisexual.

Professional Career

In 1966, Jerry Sandusky was named as a graduate assistant at Penn State University. The following year, he became a track coach and an assistant Basketball coach at Juniata College. This was followed by becoming an offensive line coach in 1968 for Boston University. In 1969, Sandusky returned to Pennsylvania State University and became an assistant coach. He was a linebacker coach in 1970 and became a defensive coordinator in 1977.

During his career, he coached many squads, and he remained in this position until 1999. Following his retirement, he started hosting summer football camps. Sandusky also came up with a children’s charity called The Second Mile. The charity aimed to provide care for foster children. Many popular people like Arnold Palmer, Franco Harris, Mark Wahlberg, and Ruly Carpenter have served as the Second Mile’s honorary board.


Jerry Sandusky was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. In 1986, he went on to receive the Award of Assistant Coach of the Year. He again won this award in 1999. In 2002, he was honored with the Angels in Adoption Award by Senator Rick Santorum.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jerry Sandusky in 2024

Jerry Sandusky Net Worth
Jerry Sandusky Net Worth

As of 2024, The approximate net worth of Jerry Sandusky is $1 million. He had an honorable career as an assistant coach, and even after retirement, he hosted many summer football camps. His works also made him come up with the Second Mile. However, the child sex abuse charges caused a lot on his career.

He not only has to face a lot of hardships but spent huge during the trials. In 2012, his bail amount was $250000. Despite all these, he has not given up and is still trying to seek a new trial. Jerry Sandusky earned the reputation of a successful assistant coach, but it went all in vain due to the criminal charges.

With a wonderful career as an assistant coach for over three decades, Jeremy Sandusky was able to create a spotlight for himself. However, the multiple charges of sexual misbehavior made this go in vain. Many people during the trials were in shock after hearing the news. There was sheer disbelief that a popular football coach and a philanthropist would end up doing these actions.


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