Currently alive, at 55 years of age.
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1963 – Jon Gruden, born on the 17th of August in Sandusky, Ohio. He is the current head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL. Prior to taking over as coach of Tampa, he was the head coach of the Oakland Raiders for 4 years.
1986 – Started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee during the season.
1989 – He then made a smooth transition to University of Pacific in as offensive assistant.
1991 – He became the wide-receivers coach for the University of Pittsburgh.
1992 – Holmgren took the promising young Gruden with him to become the team’s wide receivers coach.
1998 – He then was chosen by the legendary owner and general manager of the Oakland Raiders, Al Davis, to be the Raiders’ new head coach for the season.
2002 – He replaced the fired Tony Dungy as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
2006 – He 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 4 games.