901-754-9404
My List0

We've now made it easier for you to research and save your favorite keynotes speakers. Click on the + sign to add a speaker to your Speaker List and email your favorites to colleagues and friends.

}
back to Speakers
Jon Gruden, Teambuilding Speaker

Jon Gruden

    Head Coach of the Oakland Raiders, Super Bowl Winner, and former ESPN NFL Analyst

Fee Range

Please inquire

Travels From

Ohio

No videos found.

Jon Gruden is a sports and leadership speaker, head coach of the Oakland Raiders, Super Bowl winner, former ESPN NFL analyst, and bestselling author. He was the youngest head coach in the NFL at age 34 upon his initial hire by Raiders Owner Al Davis in 1998. As head coach of Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he was named Coach of the Year and won Super Bowl XXXVII. From 2009-2017 he worked as an ESPN NFL analyst, earning 7 Sports Emmy nominations before returning to the Oakland Raiders as head coach. His book Do You Love Football?! Winning with Heart, Passion, and Not Much Sleep, written with longtime NFL writer Vic Carucci, was a New York Times bestseller.

In his first NFL stint, Gruden was a highly successful NFL head coach for 11 seasons with the Oakland Raiders (1998-2001) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002-08). He compiled a winning record of 100-85 and led his teams to five division titles. Gruden’s best season was 2002 when the Buccaneers finished the regular season 12-4 and captured the Super Bowl XXXVII title with a 48-21 victory over the Raiders, the team Gruden held build and had coached just one season earlier. At the time, the championship made then 38-year-old Gruden the youngest head coach ever to win a Super Bowl.

Gruden has received many accolades in and out of football. He was named one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” in 2001 and was the first non-player ever invited by the Walt Disney Co. to star in its popular post-Super Bowl “What’s Next?” commercial (with quarterback Brad Johnson) after leading the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl title in 2003. For coaching, he was the recipient of the 2002 Coach of the Year honor at the ESPY Awards and Professional Coach of the Year at the 37th Victor Awards in 2003.

Gruden joined ESPN in 2009 as an analyst for Monday Night Football and contributed analysis year-round on ESPN’s platforms, earning seven Sports Emmy nominations. In addition to Monday Night Football, Gruden was part of ESPN’s annual NFL Draft coverage and his Gruden’s QB Camp series became one of the network’s most anticipated programs each year.

Gruden was raised around football: his father, Jim, was an assistant coach at Indiana University (1973–77) and at the University of Notre Dame (1978–80). Jon played baseball, basketball, and football in high school and then moved on to the University of Dayton, Ohio, where he played quarterback for three years.

He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee (1986–87) and was an offensive assistant for other collegiate football programs before joining the staff of the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL) in 1990. In 1991 Gruden returned to the collegiate level at the University of Pittsburgh, but in 1992 the NFL’s Green Bay Packers hired him as their wide receivers coach. Three years later he became the offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles. Gruden’s rapid ascent up the coaching ladder culminated in 1998, when he was named head coach of the Oakland Raiders.

  • Celebrity
  • Coaching
  • Motivation
  • Sports
  • Teambuilding

Speaking Topics:

Related Speakers

Bill Walton, Speaker

Bill Walton

Basketball Legend

Chris Johnson, Speaker

Chris Johnson

Author of Amazon bestseller CAPACITY & On Target Living

Thomas Monaghan, CEO's Speaker

Thomas Monaghan

Founder of Domino’s Pizza

Alexandra Levit, Generation X Speaker

Alexandra Levit

Workplace and Gen Y Speaker

Roger Crawford, Coaching Speaker

Roger Crawford

Positive Mindset

Jen Welter Speaker

Dr. Jen Welter

First Female NFL Coach

Bill Maher, Humor Speaker

Bill Maher

Political Comedian

Rene Godefroy, Customer Service Speaker

Rene Godefroy

Living the American Dream: From Impoverished Childhood to CEO

Bob Wieland, Peak Performance Speaker

Bob Wieland

Achievement And The Triumph Over Odds

Charles Garfield, Technology Speaker

Charles Garfield

Peak Performers

Gina Neely Speaker

Gina Neely

Celebrity Chef and Entrepreneur

Terence Mauri Speaker

Terence Mauri

The Entrepreneur Mentor

Testimonials

"They have booked me to speak at events for over a decade and their professional approach and client focus is unmatched in the industry. I am..

Garrison Wynn, Sales Speaker

"Thank you, both, for making last night possible! You have been such a Joy to work with and I appreciate everything you did for us! I can't s..

Salvation Army

Our bank has held an annual business and economic conference for the past 9 years.  We have worked with Executive Speakers every year an..

I’ve used the services of a number of speakers bureaus in the past. However, my current experience working with the Executive Speakers ..

I want to thank you for all of your assistance you and Jenny were wonderful. If it had not been for you sending me suggestions I would not ha..

Bridgeworks was awesome!!! Great feedback from all!! Thanks for all of your collaboration and positive we'll use you in the future.  

You ladies really are the BEST!  After this event I am going to be on the hunt for keynote speakers in May.  I really want to work ..

The Nebraska Hospital Association along with numerous other state hospital associations have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Execut..

Thank you to both of you for everything surrounding Mr. Will as our special guest. I suspect, soon, I will be in touch regarding our next eve..

We could not have done it without you.  Thank you for the outstanding suggestions.  The speakers were by far the best we have ever..

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Call to discuss how we can you help find the right speaker(s) for your organization.

Get Ideas in 1 hour or less

Executive Speakers Bureau consistently receives praises about our speed and efficiency. From the beginning of your event planning, our extensive online speaker database and resourceful staff allow us to quickly equip you with the best speaker for your event.

Need a last minute speaker? No worries. Our speed and efficiency help us give you ideas for speakers in one hour or less.

Please fill in information below