Get To Know Jay Gruden

by Chuck Carroll

LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins have hired Jay Gruden as the 25th head coach in franchise history and the eighth since Daniel Snyder took ownership of the team in 1999.

Here are a few career and personal facts about Gruden.


Age: 46
Birthday: March 4, 1967
Place of Birth: Tiffin, Ohio
Wife: Sherry
Children: Three sons — J.J., Joey and Zack

Coaching History

1997: Offensive coordinator, Nashville Kats (Arena Football League)
1998-2001: Head coach, Orlando Predators (AFL)
2002-08: Assistant coach, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2004-08: Head coach, Orlando Predators (AFL)
2009: Offensive coordinator, Florida Tuskers (United Football League)
2010: Head coach, Florida Tuskers (UFL)
2011-13: Offensive coordinator, Cincinnati Bengals
2014: Head coach, Washington Redskins

Playing History (quarterback)

1985-88: University of Louisville
1990: Barcelona Dragons and Sacramento Surge (World League of American Football)
1991-96: Tampa Bay Storm (AFL)
2002-03: Orlando Predators (AFL)*

* Gruden returned to playing during a two-year respite from coaching.

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