Wiki Biography of Mike Smith (Coach)
Mike Smith is a professional American football coach who was best known as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League (NFL) from 2008 to 2014. He was born on June 13, 1959, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is now the defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. Since 1982, he has been working in the sports industry.
Have you ever wondered what Mike Smith’s net worth is in early 2016? Mike’s net worth is estimated to be above $12 million, according to sources, and his annual compensation is currently $4.5 million. His primary source of income is, of course, his work as a professional coach.
Mike Smith (Coach) has a net worth of $12 million dollars
Mike Smith grew up in Daytona Beach, Florida, with seven siblings, where he began playing football. He attended Father Lopez Catholic High School, where he earned all-state accolades as a linebacker. Later, from 1977 to 1981, he continued his study at East Tennessee State University, where he was a member of the collegiate team. He was named MVP twice and joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League in 1982. However, he appears to have made the decision to resign as a player and pursue a career as a professional football coach in a short period of time.
He began his career as a graduate assistant at San Diego State, but was later promoted to linebacker coach. He was the defensive line coach at Morehead State from 1986 to 1987, then the defensive line coach for Tennessee Tech from 1987 to 1988, and then the special teams coach from 1988 to 1995. He was named defensive coordinator for the same squad the following season, a position he held until 1998. His net worth had been developed for a long time.
Mike’s net worth climbed even more in 1999, when he was hired as a defensive assistant and defensive line coach for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He stayed with the team until 2003, but was the linebackers’ coach for the 2002 season. Mike went on to become the defensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars, another NFL franchise, the following season, and worked with them until 2007.
Mike took his profession to the next level in 2008, when he was named head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, a position he held until 2014, and during that time, his entire net worth climbed significantly. He had his greatest season with the Falcons in 2012, when they made the playoffs but lost in the NFC Championship Game to the San Francisco 49ers. His win-loss % began to drop in the following two seasons, with records of 4-12 and 6-10 in those two years.
Mike found work as the defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers two years after he was fired, which increased his entire net worth.
Mike won multiple trophies over his tenure, including the Sporting News NFL Coach of the Year Award three times (in 2008, 2010 and 2012), as well as the Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year Award in 2008.
Mike Smith is married to Julie, with whom he has a daughter, and resides in Suwanee, Georgia with his family. Brian Billick, a retired NFL head coach, is his brother-in-law.
|Date Of Birth
|13th June 1959
|Place Of Birth
|Chicago, Illinois, USA,
|American football coach
|Father Lopez Catholic High School, East Tennessee State University
|NFL Honors – AP Coach of the Year (2008), Sporting News NFL Coach of the Year Award