Cindy Gruden is a dedicated wife, mother of three and a former college cheerleader who has been at the forefront of championing cancer-related causes. Cindy Gruden rose to prominence after she married popular football coach (Jon Gruden) who presently coaches at NFL’s Oakland Raiders. Here is more about the admired matriarch of a football family.
Cindy Gruden – Bio, Age
She was born Cindy Brokes in Knoxville, Tennessee where she grew up with her family. Cindy was keenly interested in sports and was a cheerleader at the University of Tennessee where she schooled and met Jon Gruden who was a graduate assistant in the same university. She studied Classical Piano and Music Education, as well as Educational Administration.
Cindy Gruden prefers to keep the personal details of her life off the media. While it is known that she studied and grew up in Tennessee, nothing is known about her age and the family that she grew up in.
The years of experience she Cindy has garnered on cheerleading has been put to good use. At some point, she was head instructor of the ‘National Cheerleader Association’.
Her Husband Jon Gruden
As previously stated, Cindy and Jon met at the University of Tennesse where Jon was working as an assistant coach. They soon became friends before falling in love and starting a relationship.
Recalling their days together in the university, Cindy remembers Jon as a goofer who got lots of parking tickets for parking anywhere especially when he was sent to get food for the team members.
Jon knew from the onset that he wanted to marry Cindy but told her that he wasn’t going to marry her until he had a permanent position in the university. Jon kept to his word and got her a ring after he got hired as a coach.
The sweet couple finally got married on the 6th of July 1991. Their wedding was witnessed by close friends and family.
Jon started his coaching career early (at age 28) and has been one of the most successful coaches in the NFL. He has worked with numerous franchises as an assistant coach and in different capacities and has steadily risen through the ranks to become a head coach. He has worked with San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh, Pacific, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers to mention a few. In between his coaching career, he has also worked as a football analyst for ESPN.
Cindy has been one of the stabilizing factors in Jon Gruden’s life staying with him while he didn’t have much to when he started earning ‘big bucks’. She confesses that coach Jon has always been a hard worker. He knew what he wanted early in life and set out to achieve it. She has said that she is not surprised at how successful his career has turned out as she always knew he was headed for great things. In 2003, Jon became the youngest head coach to win a ‘Super Bowl’.
The couple has three sons (Deuce, Michael, and Jayson). Their first son, Deuce Gruden has followed his father’s footstep in the world of sports. He initially worked as a coaching intern with Washington Redskins before getting a permanent position in 2017. He has since left this position to be with the Oakland Raiders as their strength and conditioning assistant working alongside his father who is the head coach of the franchise. Moreso, Deuce Gruden is a powerlifting champion with a very large stature.
Facts About Deuce Gruden’s Mother
1. Deuce Gruden Mother’s Net Worth
The mother of Deuce Gruden does not have as much money as her husband who earns $6.5 million annually and has a net worth of $22.5 million, however, she earns a substantial amount from her numerous ventures.
2. She Supports Causes and Charities
Cindy Gruden might not have worked officially in any company but she has kept her self busy with her different charity and philanthropy endeavours. She and her husband seem to have a bias for cancer-related projects and have done all they can to support these causes especially in terms of fundraising. She also constantly plays host to the wives and girlfriends of her husband team players. She has been described as a kind and thoroughly down-to-heart person.
3. Social Media Presence
The mother of three is not active on any social media platform. She prefers to keep details about herself and family off social media. Her husband, on the other hand, uses social media especially Twitter where he has close to 400 thousand followers.
4. Fitness Enthusiast And Height
Cindy Gruden is a fitness enthusiast. She teaches aerobics and has managed to keep her stature trim after several years and birthing 3 children. She stands at a decent height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.