Nick Saban Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net worth, University of Alabama

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Nick Saban Biography

Nicholas Lou Saban Jr. is a famous American football coach who has been the head football coach at the University of Alabama since 2007.

Nick Saban Age

Nick was born in Fairmont, West Virginia, United States, on 31 October 1951. He is 72 years old.

Nick Saban Height

Saban stands at a height of 1.68 m.

Nick Saban Education

He attended and graduated from Monongah High School, where he played for three seasons as a quarterback for their Lions team.

Nick Saban Family

Nick was born and raised by his parents Mary and Nick Lou Saban Sr. He also has a pretty sister called Dianna Saban with whom he grew up in the small community of Monongah, West Virginia.

Nick Saban Wife

He is married to his pretty wife Terry Saban. The couple has two amazing children namely Kristen Saban and Nicholas Saban.

Nick Saban Children

Nick and Terry are proud parents of two amazing children namely Kristen Saban and Nicholas Saban.

Nick Saban Salary

Nick receives an annual salary of  $11.7 million.

Nick Saban’s Net worth

Saban has an approximate net worth of $60 million.

Nick Saban Career

He had not intended to enter the coaching ranks until Don James hired him at Kent State as a graduate assistant, while Saban waited for his wife to graduate. Saban later served in NCAA Division I-A as an assistant coach, at several schools: West Virginia in 1978 and 1979, Ohio State in 1980 and 1981, Navy in 1982, Syracuse in 1977, and Michigan State from 1983 to 1987. After the 1987 season, Kent State passed over Nick for its vacant head coaching position and hired Dick Crum. He was then hired by the Houston Oilers in the National Football League as an assistant.

Saban started his career as a head coach when he was hired on December 22, 1989, by the University of Toledo. Coming off of 6–5 seasons in both 1988 and 1989, the Rockets in 1990 found quick success under Nick Saban. With a 9–2 season, Toledo was co-champion of the Mid-American Conference.  While coaching in Toledo, He turned down an application from future head coach Urban Meyer, who was looking on Saban’s staff for any coaching job.

The following February, He resigned as Toledo’s head coach after only one season of the Cleveland Browns under head coach Bill Belichick to become a defensive coordinator. Nick remained in that position for four seasons. He later said these four years were the “worst of my life”.

He became head coach of Michigan State before the 1995 season. Michigan State since 1990, had not had a winning season, and the team was sanctioned under his predecessor and former mentor, George Perles by the NCAA for recruiting violations that were committed.

Beginning in 1995, Nick moderately improved Michigan State’s fortunes, taking the Spartans to bowl games in each of his first three seasons.  Michigan State finished 6–5–1, 6–6, and 7–5 from 1995 to 1997. In comparison, in 1992–1994, MSU had finished 5–6, 6–6, and 5–6 (before NCAA forfeits).

On November 7, 1998, at Ohio Stadium the Spartans upset the No. 1 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes 28–24. However, even after the upset and an early-season rout of then-highly the Spartans finished 6–6 ranked Notre Dame, including defensive lapses, three last-minute losses featuring turnovers, and special-teams misplays, and failed to earn a bowl invitation. Nick led the 1999 Spartans to a 9–2 season that included wins over Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Penn State. The two losses were routs at the hands of Wisconsin and Purdue.

Going into the 2006 season, The Dolphins for a playoff spot were expected to contend. The Dolphins due to a career-threatening shoulder injury and subsequent contract dispute were considering quarterback Drew Brees, who had just been released from the San Diego Chargers but instead signed Daunte Culpepper, who was still recovering from the previous season from a knee injury. Culpepper after the fourth game of the season never fully recovered and was ultimately benched when the Dolphins lost to the Houston Texans. Saban was eventually put on injured reserve.

The University of Alabama November 27, 2006, announced the firing of head coach Mike Shula. He was rumored to be at the top of Alabama’s wish list, but Nick refused to discuss the job while his NFL season was still underway. During December 2006, He was repeatedly questioned about the Alabama job by the media and he repeatedly denied the rumors “I guess I have to say it. I’m not going to be the Alabama coach” in his weekly press conferences, stating on December 21.

On January 3, 2007, following a meeting with Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga, Nick announced to become Alabama’s 27th head coach that he had accepted an offer. His initial eight-year contract totaling US$32 million made him one of the highest-paid football coaches and professionals in the United States at the time.

During his second year as head coach of the Tide, Nick led his team to a perfect 12–0 regular season record from a sub-par season in 2007. He finished the regular season undefeated for the first time in his career as he led the Crimson Tide as a head coach to its first undefeated regular season since 1994. He appeared on to cover of Forbes magazine as “The Most Powerful Coach in Sports, on September 1, 2008.

His second season at the Capstone started in the Chick-fil-A College Kickoff in the Georgia Dome with a 34–10 victory over the No. 9 ranked Clemson Tigers.

No. 5 Alabama started his third year by defeating the No. 7 ranked Virginia Tech Hokies in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, 34–24. The Crimson Tide followed up with wins over  North Texas and Florida International. The following week over Arkansas, 35–7, Alabama won its conference opener.

At the start of his fourth season, Alabama in both the AP and Coaches Poll was overwhelmingly chosen as the preseason No. 1 team. Since 1978, It was the first time that the Crimson Tide began the season ranked No. 1. In the season opener in front of a record crowd of 101,821, Alabama defeated San Jose State, 48–3.

At the start of his fifth season, Alabama came into the season ranked No. 2. In the first game of the season, Alabama defeated his alma mater Kent State 48–7. The next week, Alabama traveled for the first time since 1989 to Penn State and defeated Joe Paterno and #23 Nittany Lions 27–11. Alabama by defeating North Texas 41–0 recorded its first shutout of the season.

At the start of his sixth season, Alabama in both preseason polls for the second consecutive year came into the season ranked No. 2. Alabama opened the season against #8 Michigan at Cowboys Stadium in the first meeting between the schools since the 2000 Orange Bowl with Alabama winning 41–14. The next week, Alabama moved up to No. 1 in both polls, marking the fifth consecutive year the Tide reached the top spot.

As the 2013 campaign began, His Crimson Tide in both the AP and Coaches preseason polls for the first time since 2010 was ranked No. 1. In the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Alabama defeated Virginia Tech 35–10. Following a bye week, Alabama traveled to College Station, Texas in a wild shootout that Alabama had lost the year before to pick up its first conference win, defeating #6 Texas A&M, 49–42.

Starting in his eighth season, Alabama started the year ranked No. 2 for the third time in four years in the preseason AP and Coaches Poll. It was the fifth straight season the Crimson Tide started the year in the top two and the top five the seventh consecutive year. In the season opener, in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Alabama improved to 4–0 beating West Virginia 33–23 in the first meeting between the two schools.

In his ninth season, Nick and Alabama began the year ranked No. 3 in the preseason Coaches and AP Poll, marking the eighth straight year the Tide began the season in the top five. Since 2009, It was their lowest preseason ranking. In the season opener against #20 Wisconsin, Alabama in Arlington, Texas won, 35–17. The Tide defeated Middle Tennessee, 37–10 in their home opener.

Alabama started His tenth season ranked #1 in the Coaches poll and AP. In 2016, in the season at some point was the ninth consecutive year Alabama was #1. In their first meeting since 1985,  dominated traditional power #20 USC, 52–6, in the Advocare ClassicAloha Bowl, Alabama at Arlington, Texas. In their home opener, the Tide took down Western Kentucky, 38–10.

In His 11th season,  in both the AP and Coaches poll Alabama started the season #1 for the second consecutive year. This was the 10th season in a row that Alabama at some point during the season and 4th time to start the season under Saban was #1. Alabama beat #3 Florida State 24–7, In the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in a matchup of top-3 teams.

In this twelfth season, Alabama began the season ranked #1 in the coaches and AP poll for the third consecutive year. In the Camping World Kickoff in Florida, Orlando, the Tide defeated Louisville 51–14. The Tide dominated Arkansas State 57–7 in the home opener. In their conference opener against the Crimson Tide, Ole Miss won 62–7.

In his thirteenth season, Alabama in the AP and coaches poll began the year ranked #2. In the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Alabama defeated Duke 42–3. The Tide rolled New Mexico State 62–10, in the home opener. In their conference opener, Alabama defeated South Carolina 47–23 and traveled to Columbia, SC. Alabama defeated Ole Miss 59–31 back in conference play.

In his 14th season, in the United States due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alabama’s season on September 26 was cut to an all-conference, the ten-game season beginning. Alabama started the season ranked #3 in the Coaches and AP Poll. In the season opener, Alabama went on the road and defeated Missouri 38–19. Alabama defeated #13 Texas A&M 52–24 in the home opener.

On June 7, 2021, Nick with Alabama agreed to a contract extension. The deal runs through the 2028 season. In his 15th season, Alabama began the season at #1 in the preseason Coaches and AP poll, marking the 14th consecutive season the Tide has been ranked at the top. It’s the sixth time Alabama has begun the season as No. 1 under Saban.

In his 16th season, Alabama in the preseason AP and Coaches Poll started the year ranked #1. It’s the 15th consecutive season the Tide has been #1 at some point of the year. Alabama shut out Utah State 55–0 in the season opener. Alabama since 1922 traveled to Austin, TX for the first time to play Texas. Alabama overcame a late deficit to win 20–19 in the first meeting since the 2010 BCS National Championship Game.

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