Nick Saban

Nick Saban, born in Fairmont, West Virginia, on October 31, 1951, is a football coach. He’s been the head football coach at the University of Alabama since 2007. People consider him to be the greatest college football coach in history. He has his master’s degree in sports administration and started his coaching career in 1987 at Kent State for the National Football League.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Nicholas Lou Saban Jr.

Nickname:

Nick

Birth date:

October 31, 1951

Age:

71

Zodiac Sign:

Scorpio

Height:

5' 6"

Relationship Status:

Married

Net Worth:

$60 million

Background

Nick Lou Saban Jr. was born in Fairmont, West Virginia, on October 31, 1951. He is a football coach; he has been the head football coach at the University of Alabama since 2007. People recognize him as the greatest college football coach in history. He played quarterback for the West Virginia state championship team in 1968 and 1987; he earned his master’s degree in sports administration from Kent State University. Saban started his coaching career in 1987 at Kent State for the National Football League.

In 1989, the University of Toledo hired Saban, and he began his career as head coach. However, he later resigned as Toledo’s head coach after one season in favor of becoming a defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns in the following year. He stayed in that position for four years before becoming the head coach of Michigan State in 1995. While here, his team turned their luck around after almost five years without a win. In 1999, Saban became the head football coach of L.S.U., and he accepted the head coaching position for the Miami Dolphins in 2004. In 2007, Saban announced that he accepted an offer to become Alabama’s 27th head coach. He signed an eight-year contract with Alabama; however, he has been their head coach since and agreed to a contract extension that would run through the 2028 season. Saban is an incredibly talented coach who knows how to lead his teams to victory every year.

Career timeline

1989
The Start of His Career

The University of Toledo hires Saban.

1999
L.S.U.

Saban becomes the head football coach of L.S.U.

2004
Miami Dolphins

Saban accepts a head coaching position for the Miami Dolphins.

2007
Alabama’s Head Coach

Saban begins his running career as Alabama’s head coach.

Why We Love Nick Saban

  1. He’s a family man

    Saban is a devoted husband and father. His marriage to his wife, Terry, has lasted for decades. They have two children, Nicholas and Kristen.

  2. His charity supports children

    Saban and his wife founded Nick’s Kids and have used it to support children’s needs since Saban started coaching. In his first three years at Alabama, the foundation raised more than $1 million for charity.

  3. He is a mentor

    Saban spends time with his players outside of coaching. He even takes on a mentor role for his former players and tries to stay in touch with them.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. The worst years of his life

    Saban regards his four years with the Cleveland Browns as the worst years of his life.

  2. His salary

    Saban is among the highest-paid football coaches; his net worth is over $60 million.

  3. His religion

    Saban is a devoted Catholic; he always attends Mass before football games.

  4. His heritage

    Saban has Croatian heritage.

  5. He was in a film

    Saban appeared in a cameo in the film “The Blond Side.”

Nick Saban FAQs

What is Nick Saban's salary?

He makes an average of $10.6 million per year with his current contract.

What is Nick Saban's biggest regret?

He regrets leaving L.S.U. for the Miami Dolphins.

Why did Nick Saban leave Miami?

He left because they did not sign Drew Brees.

Nick Saban’s birthday dates

YearDateDay
2023October 31Tuesday
2024October 31Thursday
2025October 31Friday
2026October 31Saturday
2027October 31Sunday

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