John Madden Detailed Biography | Age, Height, Weight, Net Worth, Family

Biography of John Madden

John Earl Madden also known as John Madden was an American football coach and sports commentator in the National Football League.

Madden holds the highest winning percentage among NFL head coaches who coached 100 games, and never had a losing season.

Short Information

  • Known As – John
  • Current Age – 85 years old (at the time of death).
  • Birthdate – 10 April 1936.
  • Profession – Footballer, and Football Coach.

Personal Information

  • BirthName – John Earl Madden.
  • Known As – John
  • Date of Birth – 10 April 1936.
  • Current Age – 85 years old (at the time of death).
  • Birth Place – Austin, Minnesota, USA
  • Hometown – Minnesota, USA
  • Profession – Footballer, and Football Coach.
  • Zodiac Sign – Aries
  • Religion – Christianity
  • Nationality – American

Physical Stats

  • Height – In meters – 1.93 m, In centimeters – 193 cm, In feet and inches – 6 feet and 4 inches.
  • Weight – In kilograms – 95 kg, In pounds – 209 lbs
  • Body Dimension – Chest – 44 inches, Waist – 32 inches, Hips – 40 inches
  • Eye Color – Blue
  • Hair Color – Brown
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Education | Qualification

  • School – Catholic parochial school
  • College – Jefferson High School
  • Qualification – Graduate

Family | Relative

  • Father – Earl Madden
  • Mother – Mary Madden
  • Brother – N/A
  • Sister – N/A
  • Son – Joseph, and Michael.
  • Daughter – N/A
  • GF/BF – N/A
  • Wife – Virginia Madden

Relationship Status

  • Wife – Virginia Madden

Know More About John Madden

He served as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders from 1969 to 1978, with whom he led eight playoff appearances, seven division titles, and seven AFL / AFC Championship Game appearances.

Madden was honored in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. From 1979 until 2008, Madden provided color commentary during NFL telecasts after he stopped coaching.

The Madden NFL video game franchise features Madden’s name, knowledge, and commentary (1988–present).

Early Life

He was the son of Earl Russell Madden (1905-1961) and Mary Madden (née Flaherty) Madden. John attended Catholic parochial school with John Robinson and Jefferson High School.

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Playing career

Madden played for the University of Oregon, Cal Polytechnic, and Grays Harbor College. He won all-conference honors as an offensive tackle at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.

Madden was also a catcher on the baseball team for the Mustangs.

Madden suffered a career-ending knee injury in his first training camp, ending his playing career before he even reached the professional ranks.

Coaching Career

He joined Allan Hancock College’s coaching staff as an assistant in 1960. In 1962, he received a promotion to head coach.

In two seasons, Madden achieved a 12-6 record, including an 8-1 record in 1963. After the 1963 season, he was hired as a defensive assistant at San Diego State.

Al Davis recruited Madden in 1967 to serve as the linebackers coach for the AFL’s Oakland Raiders. He was named head coach of the team in 1969 at the age of 32.

The Raiders went 12–1–1 in 1969 but lost to Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. Madden won a Super Bowl and became the youngest coach to reach 100 career regular-season victories.

He never had a losing season while serving as the head coach.

His overall winning percentage ranks second in league history behind Guy Chamberlin.

Madden achieved his record during a period that included some of the best coaches of his era.

Personal life

NFL legend John Madden married his wife Virginia Fields in 1959 and had two sons, Joe and Michael. Mike attended Harvard University while Joe played football at Brown University.

Two days prior to his passing, Madden and Virginia celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.

Net Worth

  • Total net worth – $200 million
  • Car Collection – N/A
  • Bike Collection – N/A
  • House – N/A

Quotes By John Madden

Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.
Don’t worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon.
The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.
If a guy doesn’t work hard and doesn’t play well, he can’t lead anything. All he is, is a talker.
Coaches have to watch for what they don’t want to see and listen to what they don’t want to hear.


  • The Replacements (2000)
  • Little Giants (1994)
  • P.K. and the Kid (1987)

Television Shows

  • The Simpsons (1989– )
  • Arli$$ (1996–2002)
  • Miller Lite: Tastes Great, Less Filling (1973–1991)

Awards | Achievements


  • Super Bowl XI winner (as head coach of the Oakland Raiders)


  • 12-time Emmy Award winner[citation needed]
  • 1984 NSMA National Sportscaster of the Year
  • Yahoo! Sports Top 50 All Time Network Television Sports Announcers (#2).
  • 2002 Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award winner

Halls of Fame

  • Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (class of 1991).
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame (class of 2006)
  • California Hall of Fame (class of 2009)
  • 2010 NSMA Hall of Fame inductee
  • Sports Emmy Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award (2010)
  • Sports Emmy Awards: Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Event Analyst (2008, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2000, 1999, 1996, 1995, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1983, and 1982)
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Favorite Things:-

  • Favorite Color – Black
  • Hobbies – Playing Music and Traveling
  • Favorite Holiday Destination – Miami

Social Accounts

  • Instagram – N/A
  • Twitter – N/A
  • TikTok – N/A
  • YouTube – N/A
  • Facebook – N/A

Frequently Asked Question

Q.1 What is the full name of John Madden?
Ans: John Earl Madden is the full name of John Madden.

Q.2 Did John Madden actually play football?
Ans: Yes, John Madden played football and baseball in the late 1950s at Cal Poly.

Q.3 How many Super Bowl rings does John Madden hold?
Ans: John Madden has 1 Super Bowl (XI).

Q.4 What was the net worth of John Madden?
Ans: John Madden’s net worth was estimated at around $200 million.