Jon Gruden

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
22 184-156-1 54.11% 8-9 47.06%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Mike Holmgren, Ray Rhodes, George Seifert

Children:

Bill Callahan, Rod Marinelli, Raheem Morris, Mike Tomlin, Jay Gruden, Sean McVay, Kyle Shanahan, Marc Trestman, Nathaniel Hackett, Gus Bradley


Biography

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Career Summary

Jon Gruden is a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) and has been the head coach for the Las Vegas Raiders since 2018. During this time period, the Raiders compiled a 22-31-0 record. During his career he was a head coach for fifteen seasons, first with the Oakland Raiders. He led the Raiders for four seasons, compiling a record of 38-26-0. His next head coaching stint was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2002 to 2008, as he led the team to a 57-55-0 record. In 2002, the Buccaneers won the Super Bowl against the Oakland Raiders 48-21. He was fired from the Buccaneers on Friday, January 16, 2009. His third head coach placement began in 2018 with the Oakland Raiders. He coached them for four seasons and the team had a 22-31-0 record during his tenure. During his entire head coaching career, his three teams combined for a record of 117-112-0 across fifteen seasons including going 5-4-0 in the playoffs.

Gruden resigned five weeks into the 2021 season after it emerged that Gruden had used misogynistic, racist, and anti-gay language in numerous emails during a seven-year period when he was emplyed by ESPN as a color analyst for Monday Night Football. The emails were originally uncovered as part of a NFL investigation into workplace misconduct with the Washington Football Team organization.

Career Awards

As the head coach of the Oakland Raiders he coached one player to an award-winning season: Charles Woodson, AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1998. As the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers he coached two players to award-winning seasons: Derrick Brooks, AP Defensive Player of the Year in 2002; Cadillac Williams, AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2005.

Jon Gruden Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Gruden served as an assistant coach for George Seifert, Mike Holmgren, and Ray Rhodes. During this time, he coached for three years for Mike Holmgren and Ray Rhodes. During his time as head coach, nine assistant coaches, (Bill Callahan, Marc Trestman, Raheem Morris, Mike Tomlin, Jay Gruden, Rod Marinelli, Kyle Shanahan, Gus Bradley, and Sean McVay) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 329-343-2 in the regular season and 15-14 in the playoffs during their forty-five seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs. The coaching tree has won a single championship, in 2008 by the Pittsburgh Steelers, led by Mike Tomlin.

Personal Information

Gruden was born on Saturday, August 17, 1963 in Sandusky, Ohio. Gruden comes from a football-focused family. Jon's father, Jim, worked in several different jobs within football when Jon was growing up. Jim was an assistant to Notre Dame head coach Dan Devine when Jon graduated high school. Jon's brother, Jay, had a very successful career in the Arena Football League and a lengthy coaching career in the NFL. Gruden's eldest son, "Deuce" Gruden, was a competitive power lifter prior to his NFL coaching career.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2021 Las Vegas Raiders Head Coach 3-2-0 0-0
2020 Las Vegas Raiders Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2019 Oakland Raiders Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2018 Oakland Raiders Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 9-7-0 0-0
2007 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 9-7-0 0-1
2006 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2005 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 11-5-0 0-1
2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 12-4-0 3-0
2001 Oakland Raiders Head Coach 10-6-0 1-1
2000 Oakland Raiders Head Coach 12-4-0 1-1
1999 Oakland Raiders Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1998 Oakland Raiders Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1997 Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator 6-9-1 0-0
1996 Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator 10-6-0 0-1
1995 Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator 10-6-0 1-1
1994 Green Bay Packers Wide Receivers Coach 9-7-0 1-1
1993 Green Bay Packers Wide Receivers Coach 9-7-0 0-1
1992 Green Bay Packers Offensive Assistant Coach / Quality Control Coach 9-7-0 0-0
1990 San Francisco 49ers Offensive Quality Control Coach 14-2-0 1-1

Coach history guide

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Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 15
  • Years as a coordinator: 3
  • Championships won: 2002
  • Conference Championships won: 2002
  • First in total wins for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Third in total wins for the Las Vegas Raiders.
  • Third in winning percentage for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Past teams coached for: Las Vegas Raiders/Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers
  • College Attended: Dayton Flyers
  • Family Members: Jay Gruden, Brother; Jim Gruden, Father; and Deuce Gruden, Son
  • Date of Birth: Saturday, August 17, 1963 (59 years old), Sandusky, Ohio
  • Gruden signed a 10-year, $100 million contract to return to the sidelines. The contract is believed to be the largest coaching contract ever signed in the NFL at the time of the signing.