Jon Gruden

Former Head Coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

In his first season as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jon Gruden was the youngest head coach in NFL history to win a Super Bowl. He was also the first veteran head coach in the history of the NFL to lead his team to the Super Bowl in his first season with a new team. Prior to joining the Buccaneers, Gruden guided the Oakland Raiders to division titles in each of his final two seasons as head coach.

Gruden, the NFL's youngest head coach at 39, led Tampa Bay to its first Super Bowl title in his first season as head coach in 2002. Gruden became the youngest head coach in NFL history to win a Super Bowl, and he was also the first veteran head coach in the history of the NFL to lead his team to the Super Bowl in his first season with a new team. Gruden was named the seventh head coach in Buccaneers history on February 18, 2002, when he signed a five-year contract.

Prior to joining the Buccaneers, Gruden guided the Oakland Raiders to division titles in each of his final two seasons as head coach. He steered the Raiders to a 40-28 mark in four seasons (1998-2001) with the club, including postseason appearances in 2000 and 2001. Under Gruden, the Raiders advanced to the AFC title game in 2000 and lost in 2001 in a divisional playoff game to eventual Super Bowl champion New England.

Gruden's offenses have finished among the league's Top 10 in three of the last four seasons, including fifth in 1999. Prior to his four seasons in Oakland, Gruden spent 1995-97 as offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles and three years (1992-94) as wide receivers coach for Green Bay Packers. He worked as offensive assistant for the San Francisco 49ers in 1990.

Career record: 55-32. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS COACHING HISTORY Years Coach Record 1976-84 John McKay 45-91-1 1985-86 Leeman Bennett 4-28 1987-90 Ray Perkins* 19-41 1990-91 Richard Williamson 4-15 1992-95 Sam Wyche 23-41 1996-2001 Tony Dungy 56-46 2002- Jon Gruden 15-4 *Released after 13 games in 1990 Background: Was a three-year letterman at quarterback at the University of Dayton, graduating in 1985 with a degree in communications.

The Flyers had a 24-7 record in Gruden's three varsity seasons there. Attended South Bend Clay High School in Indiana. Was wide receivers coach for University of Pittsburgh in 1991, wide receivers coach at University of Pacific in 1989, and passing game coordinator at Southeast Missouri State in 1988. Began coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee (1986-87). Personal: Born August 17, 1963 in Sandusky, Ohio. Jon and his wife Cindy, have three sons, Jon II, Michael, and Jayson.

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In his first season as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jon Gruden was the youngest head coach in NFL history to win a Super Bowl. He was also the first veteran head coach in the history of the NFL to lead his team to the Super Bowl in his first season with a new team. Prior to joining the Buccaneers, Gruden guided the Oakland Raiders to division titles in each of his final two seasons as head coach.

Gruden, the NFL's youngest head coach at 39, led Tampa Bay to its first Super Bowl title in his first season as head coach in 2002. Gruden became the youngest head coach in NFL history to win a Super Bowl, and he was also the first veteran head coach in the history of the NFL to lead his team to the Super Bowl in his first season with a new team. Gruden was named the seventh head coach in Buccaneers history on February 18, 2002, when he signed a five-year contract.

Prior to joining the Buccaneers, Gruden guided the Oakland Raiders to division titles in each of his final two seasons as head coach. He steered the Raiders to a 40-28 mark in four seasons (1998-2001) with the club, including postseason appearances in 2000 and 2001. Under Gruden, the Raiders advanced to the AFC title game in 2000 and lost in 2001 in a divisional playoff game to eventual Super Bowl champion New England.

Gruden's offenses have finished among the league's Top 10 in three of the last four seasons, including fifth in 1999. Prior to his four seasons in Oakland, Gruden spent 1995-97 as offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles and three years (1992-94) as wide receivers coach for Green Bay Packers. He worked as offensive assistant for the San Francisco 49ers in 1990.

Career record: 55-32. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS COACHING HISTORY Years Coach Record 1976-84 John McKay 45-91-1 1985-86 Leeman Bennett 4-28 1987-90 Ray Perkins* 19-41 1990-91 Richard Williamson 4-15 1992-95 Sam Wyche 23-41 1996-2001 Tony Dungy 56-46 2002- Jon Gruden 15-4 *Released after 13 games in 1990 Background: Was a three-year letterman at quarterback at the University of Dayton, graduating in 1985 with a degree in communications.

The Flyers had a 24-7 record in Gruden's three varsity seasons there. Attended South Bend Clay High School in Indiana. Was wide receivers coach for University of Pittsburgh in 1991, wide receivers coach at University of Pacific in 1989, and passing game coordinator at Southeast Missouri State in 1988. Began coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee (1986-87). Personal: Born August 17, 1963 in Sandusky, Ohio. Jon and his wife Cindy, have three sons, Jon II, Michael, and Jayson.

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