Jerry Glanville recently celebrated his 79th birthday. Incredibly, he’s been coaching football since 1967, including stops as the head coach for the then-Houston Oilers and Atlanta Falcons. Currently, Glanville is the head coach of the Conquerors in The Spring League. Through his many years of coaching, Glanville has accumulated a nice amount of wealth. What is Jerry Glanville’s net worth?
Jerry Glanville’s career coaching football
After making his coaching debut as a defensive coordinator for Western Kentucky in 1967, Jerry Glanville steadily made his way up the ranks. That included a variety of stops as a defensive coach with the Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons, and Houston Oilers.
In 1985, Glanville got his big break when he was named the head coach of the Oilers. For the next nine seasons, he split his time as an NFL head coach for the Oilers and Falcons. After leaving the Falcons following the 1993 season, Glanville pursued a career in auto racing.
Since that hiatus, Jerry Glanville has sporadically resumed his coaching career with stops at both the college and professional levels. Last season he served as the defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Vipers in the XFL. Glanville is currently the head coach for the Conquerors of The Spring League.
Jerry Glanville pursues a career in auto racing
Jerry Glanville has always been someone who liked to do things his own way. This was never better exemplified than in 1992 when NASCAR racing legend Dale Earnhardt Sr. mentored Glanville prior to the coach beginning his career as a driver with the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series.
During a three-year period, Glanville qualified for six races, his best finish a 20th-place finish at Volusia County Speedway in 1992. A couple of years later, he transitioned to the ARCA Hooters SuperCar Series. He ran 10 races in 1994.
A year later, Jerry Glanville, who grew up in the Eight Mile projects of Detroit, made famous by the rapper Eminem, joined the SuperTruck Series, where he stayed until 1999. He ran a total of 27 races during that five-year period and earned an 18th-place finish, his highest with the series. Glanville raced part-time in multiple series through 2004 before retiring and returning to football.
Glanville is worth millions
With Jerry Glanville’s expertise in both sports, he transitioned up to the broadcast booth. He covered football working as an analyst on HBO’s Inside the NFL, CBS’s The NFL Today, the NFL on CBS, and with the NFL on Fox. He also worked as a race analyst on CBS/TNN covering several NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races.
Despite his successes on and off the field, Glanville has never been one to get too nostalgic about his career. In fact, in 2014, he had an estate sale where he sold bowl-game watches, autographed footballs, belt buckles, racing jackets, and cowboy boots stitched with the logos of NFL teams.
“If you haven’t looked at it in the last 10 years, you don’t need it,” he told Sports Illustrated.
Jerry Glanville, who has a net worth of $10 million, will always be remembered as that football coach with the big personality that matched his big belt buckle and big cowboy hat. Appropriately, he has a matching big bank account to boot.