Jon Gruden
Jon Gruden
Real Name/Full Name Jon David Gruden
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Jon Gruden
Birth Place: Sandusky, Ohio
Date Of Birth/Birthday: August 17, 1963
Age/How Old: 60 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 91 Kg
In Pounds – 200 lbs
Eye Color: Gray
Hair Color: Light Brown
Parents Name: Father – Jim Gruden
Mother – Kathy Gruden
Siblings: James Gruden & Jay Gruden
School: Clay High School
College: Muskingum College & University of Dayton
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Cindy Gruden
Kids/Children Name: Jayson, Michael, and Deuce
Profession: Football coach
Net Worth: $40 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Popularly known for leading Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the Super Bowl XXXVII and the team won its first Super Bowl title, Jon Gruden is a renowned American football coach. During that time, he was only 39 years old, which made him the first head coach to win the title at such an age.

Before that, he had served as the Raiders’ head coach between 1998 and 2001. He took a break from coaching to serve as an analyst for both Monday Night Football and ESPN. Currently, Jon Gruden is Las Vegas Raiders’ head coach.

Well, how well do you know about Jon Gruden? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Jon Gruden’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 Jon Gruden to date.

Biography and Early Life

Jon Gruden’s birth date was August 17, 1963, and his place of birth was Sandusky, Ohio. He was born to Jim and Kathy Gruden and also had two brothers, namely Jay and James. A seed doesn’t fall far from the tree, explaining why both Jon and Jay followed their father’s footsteps.

His father has served the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in several capacities, including player personnel director, quarterbacks coach, and a regional scout of professional football. On the other hand, Jay is a household name at the Arena Football League because he has been a player and a coach for the Orlando Predators and Tampa Bay Storm.

Nevertheless, his brother James chose a whole new career path. He works at the Weill Cornell Medicine as a radiologist.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jon Gruden in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jon Gruden’s age is 60 years old as of today’s date 24th May 2024 having been born on 17 August 1963. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 200lbs in Pound and 91kg in Kilograms.


Jon Gruden joined Clay High School when he was 15. At that time, his father worked in the same school assisting Dan Devine, who served as a head coach. Upon graduating in 1981, he chose to further his studies by joining Muskingum College.

However, his stay in the college was short since he transferred to join the University of Dayton a year later. While there, he was a Flyer’s backup quarterback and a letterman for three years under the leadership of Coach Mike Kelly. However, many times when he was not playing. Eventually, in 1986, Gruden earned a degree in communication.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Jon Gruden With Wife Cindy Gruden
Jon Gruden With Wife Cindy Gruden

Jon Gruden’s wife is Cindy Gruden, who before the marriage went by the name Cindy Brooks. The two schooled in the same college, and they tied the knot in 1991 on 6th July. Over the years, they have sired three kids, namely Michael Gruden, Deuce Gruden, and Jayson Gruden. He is a faithful husband hence entertains neither affairs nor other relationships. It is commendable given the fact that the two have been married for decades.

Is Jon Gruden Gay?

Jon Gruden is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual. However, there was a time when rumors had it that Jon Gruden was gay. Despite the rumor’s popularity, the truth finally prevailed, and he managed to prove them wrong. He has been married to a beautiful wife since 1991. They are neither fighting nor planning a divorce at the moment. As a matter of fact, they are happily married.

Professional Career

His career had a humble beginning since he was college coaching, and most, if not all the times, served as an assistant coach for a substantial amount of time. He was a college coach between 1985 and 1991. He worked in various schools during the period, including the University of Tennessee, the University of the Pacific, Southeast Missouri State, San Francisco 49ers, and the University of Pittsburgh.

He commenced professional coaching in January 1992 at the Green Bay Packers. He left for Philadelphia Eagles after three seasons to work as the team’s offensive coordinator. During the 1998 season, he served as Oakland Raiders’ head coach.

Jon Gruden then became a color analyst at ESPN’s Monday Night Football show in 2009. After turning his back to coaching for nine years, he made a comeback by becoming the Raiders’ head coach on 6th January 2018.  He is still working there, and the contract tenure is ten years.


Jon Gruden has been a nominee of the Sports Emmy Awards seven times. The category was always the Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Event Analyst.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jon Gruden in 2024

Jon Gruden Net Worth
Jon Gruden Net Worth

As of 2024, Jon Gruden net worth is approximately $40 million with a salary of about $10 million. That doesn’t come as a surprise since he has been working since 1985. Over the years, he has served as a college coach, professional coach, and a TV broadcaster.

Buccaneers and Gruden once signed a five-year contract worth $17.5 million. At one point, following the extension of his contract with ESPN, Jon was its highest-paid personality. Currently, he has signed a 10-year contract with the Raiders worth $100 million. It won’t end until early 2028.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Despite buying a boat, Jon Gruden didn’t use it
  • Similarly, he once resided in a golf course but didn’t play on it
  • He was once a rumba dance student although briefly
  • He took a coaching hiatus for almost a decade
  • Gruden was once a Cleveland Browns fan

One can say without fear of contradiction that Jon Gruden is an icon to reckon with when it comes to football coaching. He has shown his expertise in the same over and over again. However, he didn’t wake up one day and became a head coach. Instead, his career has grown from small to big over time. Due to his excellence, he has earned both fame and huge net worth. Jon Gruden is a man worth emulating.


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