Jon Gruden

Head Coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the Nfl
Born Aug 17, 1963

Jon David Gruden is currently an NFL analyst for ESPN, and will be leaving that post soon to become the Head Coach at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville. GO VOLNATION. COM!!! Previously, he was the head coach of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team that won Super Bowl XXXVII, defeating the Oakland Raiders, whom he had left at the end of the previous season.… Read More

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1963 Birth Gruden was born on August 17, 1963, in Sandusky, Ohio. … Read More


1981 17 Years Old After graduating from high school in 1981, Gruden attended Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio. … Read More


1985 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Gruden graduated with a degree in communications in 1985.
1989 - 1990 2 More Events
1991 27 Years Old In March 1991, Gruden became the wide receivers coach for the University of Pittsburgh under Paul Hackett. … Read More
1992 28 Years Old In January 1992 when he was 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. … Read More


1998 34 Years Old 1 More Event
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.
2002 38 Years Old 1 More Event
After compiling a 40 - 28 win-loss record (including playoffs) in four seasons with the Raiders, Gruden replaced the fired Tony Dungy as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002, via a high-stakes trade that included Tampa Bay's 2002 and 2003 first-round draft picks, 2002 and 2004 second-round draft picks, and $8 million in cash. … Read More


2004 40 Years Old When former Raiders general manager Bruce Allen joined the Bucs in 2004, Gruden finally had the general manager–head coach partnership he desired, and while the salary cap continued to plague the team (which spent the least money in the league between 2004 and 2009) their 2004 and 2005 drafts yielded a few impact players, including 2005 Offensive NFL Rookie of the Year Award winner Carnell "Cadillac" Williams. Also, 2005 marked a return to the playoffs, as the Bucs posted a surprising 11 - 5 record, despite the loss of starting quarterback Brian Griese and some controversial coaching decisions, including a two-point conversion in the final seconds to defeat the Washington Redskins, who would later return to Tampa and eliminate the Bucs from the wild-card round of the playoffs.
2006 42 Years Old In 2006, Gruden led the Buccaneers to a 4 - 12 season. It was his worst record as a head coach and the first time a Tampa Bay team had not won more than four games since 1991. In an interview with Ira Kaufman of The Tampa Tribune on March 28, 2007, Bucs executive vice president Joel Glazer discussed the state of the Bucs. … Read More
2007 43 Years Old In 2007, the team finally cleared itself of salary cap constraints and united Gruden with a mobile West Coast quarterback in former Pro Bowler and Grey Cup winner Jeff Garcia. … Read More
2008 44 Years Old In 2008, Gruden was rewarded with a contract extension through the 2011 season. … Read More
2009 45 Years Old 1 More Event
The Buccaneers ended the season with four losses in a row, and Jon Gruden was fired by the Buccaneers on January 16, 2009, after seven seasons with the team. … Read More
2012 48 Years Old He signed a contract extension with ESPN, beginning in September 2012, that lengthened his tenure with the broadcasting company for another five years.


2014 50 Years Old On December 15, 2014, Gruden and ESPN agreed to a contract extension through 2021. … Read More
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