Mike McCarthy Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, Dallas Cowboys

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Mike McCarthy Biography

Mike McCarthy is a well-known American football coach currently serving as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). McCarthy served as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 2006 through 2018. McCarthy led the team to a win in Super Bowl XLV over his hometown Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011. Previously, he served as the offensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers.

He has an overall regular season record of 131–87–2 during his 14 seasons as a head coach in the NFL. McCarthy is one of the only four head coaches (Chuck Noll, Bill Belichick, and Tom Landry) to lead one franchise to eight straight playoff appearances.

Mike McCarthy Age

Mike McCarthy was born on 10th November 1963, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America. He is 59 years old.

Mike McCarthy Height

McCarthy is a man of tall stature and stands at the height of 6 feet and 5 inches (1.98 m).

Mike McCarthy Family

McCarthy was born to his caring and devoted parents, Joe and Ellen McCarthy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Mike’s mother worked as a secretary who also served in restaurants and for the Peace & Justice Center while his dad, Joe McCarthy, was an officer for the Pittsburgh Police and a firefighter for the Pittsburgh Fire Bureau.

Moreover, he owned a bar known as Joe McCarthy’s Bar and Grill. Mike was raised alongside his three sisters, Colleen, Ellen, and Kellie, and a younger brother called Joseph McCarthy III.

Mike McCarthy Wife

He is blissfully hitched to his beautiful and caring wife named Jessica McCarthy. The lovely couple exchanged their wedding vows on March 15, 2008, and shares five pretty children. Previously, Mike was married to Christine, but they divorced in the year 1995.

Mike McCarthy Children

McCarthy is a father of five adorable children namely; Gabrielle, Isabella, George, Jack, and Alex.

Mike McCarthy Education

In 1984, he enrolled at Scottsdale Community College located in Arizona where he played one season for the Fighting Artichokes football team. Later, he transferred to Baker University, an NAIA school based in Baldwin City, Kansas where he graduated with a B.S. in business administration in 1987. McCarthy was a two-time all-conference tight end.

Mike McCarthy Salary

He receives a satisfactory salary of $6 million annually.

Mike McCarthy Net Worth

Mike McCarthy has stockpiled decent wealth from his successful career and has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

Mike McCarthy Career

Duane Dirk, the defensive coordinator at Fort Hays State University located in Kansas, hired McCarthy as a defensive graduate assistant (GA) in 1987. Over the next two years, he focused on defensive ends and linebackers. McCarthy pursued a master of science degree during his time as a defensive graduate assistant and graduated with an M.S. in Sports Administration in 1989.

He returned home to Pittsburgh after serving as a graduate assistant at Fort Hays State from 1987 to 1988. On 30th July 1989, he contacted the head coach at the University of Pittsburgh, Mike Gottfried looking for a coaching job, but no positions were open. After a few days, one of Gottfried’s assistants left, and McCarthy was offered a volunteer coach position without pay. Later, McCarthy worked under coach Paul Hackett.

McCarthy served for three seasons as a graduate assistant prior to coaching wide receivers throughout the 1992 season. Previously, he also served as a toll collector for the night shift on the Pennsylvania Turnpike during the off-season to supplement his income.

McCarthy and Paul Hackett left Pittsburgh in 1993 and were hired by the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs under head coach Marty Schottenheimer. He served as an offensive quality control assistant for a period of two years. As the Green Bay Packers head coach, he hired six former quality control coaches to work as his position coaches. He worked with Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana in 1993 and 1994.

In 1995, he became quarterbacks coach for the Chiefs, overseeing Elvis Grbac, Steve Bono, and Rich Gannon. During the years from 1995 to 1998, his signal callers threw 52 interceptions — the lowest in the American Football Conference (AFC).

McCarthy left Kansas City and became the Packers’ quarterbacks coach when Schottenheimer resigned from the Chiefs after the 1998 season. Later, he was hired as the offensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints in 2000. In the same year, McCarthy was named the National Football Conference (NFC) Assistant Coach of the Year by USA Today. The Saints’ offense set 25 individual and 10 team records while McCarthy was with the team. The running backs Ricky Williams and Deuce McCallister both had a 1,000-yard season during McCarthy’s time with the team.

In 2005, he worked as offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers under coach Mike Nolan. On January 8, 2006, McCarthy was interviewed by Packers general manager Ted Thompson and was offered the head coaching role three days later. After the 2007 season, McCarthy finished second in voting for The Associated Press Coach of the Year award, earning 15 votes to Bill Belichick’s 29 votes.

On January 19, 2008, he signed a five-year contract extension with the team which raised his salary to $3.4 million annually. He guided the Packers to their fourth consecutive NFC North title with a 12–4 record throughout the regular season in 2014. In November 2014, he signed a contract extension up to 2018.

On 2nd January 2018, it was reported that McCarthy had signed a one-year contract extension with the Green Bay Packers. On December 2, 2018, McCarthy was released by the Packers after 13 seasons as the head coach after a 20–17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. He led the team to nine playoff appearances and one Super Bowl win. His interview with the Browns was previously scheduled for Thursday, January 3, prior to being shifted to a week later.

He was announced as the Cowboys’ new head coach on January 7, 2020, becoming the Cowboys’ ninth head coach since the organization was founded in 1960. He lost his debut as the head coach of the Cowboys against the Los Angeles Rams by a score of 20–17 on September 13, 2020. He received his first win as the Cowboys’ head coach in a 40–39 comeback win against the Atlanta Falcons on September 20, 2020. On July 1, 2021, he was fined $50,000 by the NFL for violating practice rules during organized team activities.

McCarthy was voted the 2017 Motorola NFL Coach of the Year after obtaining Coach of the Week awards twice. Moreover, he was anointed the NFL Alumni’s Coach of the Year by a group of former players. He earned the distinguished service award at the Lee Remmel sports awards banquet in Green Bay in 2008. In 2000, he was selected as National Football Conference (NFC) Assistant Coach of the Year by USA Today.

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