Again and again, we meet celebrities who are great as professionals, but their private life is nothing to write home about. With this in mind, we are willing to examine Adam Gase’s professional coaching career side by side with his home life. Gase only played in one football team in his school days, and even then, as his coach and teammates testify, he was an average player at best. Yet he became the head coach of NFL teams. How did he manage that and what are his achievements compared to his family life, his relationship with his wife and child? Read on for answers to these and other related questions.
How Adam Gase became a coach
Born on March 29, 1978, in Ypsi Michigan, where he also grew up, Adam Gase became interested in the game of soccer while still in high school at Marshall High School, Michigan. Eventually, he moved to Michigan State for his college education.
Although he never made the college football team, his interest in the game was aroused in other ways. For example, he took on the pro bono job of providing the college football office with relevant football statistics, which made him very popular with the coaches.
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The official start of Gas’s coaching career can be traced back to 1996 when he was still a college student. He initially worked as an assistant to the coaching staff of the college. After serving in this position for about four years, he moved to the state of Louisiana, where he took on the dual job of a graduate assistant and a recruiting assistant for the college football team Fighting Tigers. In this position, he distinguished himself and helped the team win the SEC championship in 2001.
Highlights of his NFL coaching career
Adam Gase’s professional career began in 2003 with the Detroit Lions. For the 2005 season, he was hired by Lions head coach Steve Mariucci as a scouting and offensive assistant. After a great performance this season, Gase was promoted to the team’s offensive quality control coach for next season.
In the 2007 season, he was again promoted to coach Lion’s quarterbacks. This time his performance was enough to attract the attention of San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Martz, who hired him as his team’s offensive assistant.
It was at this time that Adam became known and was in high demand among NFL teams. So he moved to the Denver Broncos after his 2008 season with the 49ers. He repeated his outstanding performances with the AFC West Team and achieved a record-breaking passing time. After the 2014 NFL season, he switched to the Chicago Bears. Under his supervision, the Bears scored 5,514 total net points, 344.6 per game, and finished 18th in the overall offensive.
Adam Gase’s Emergence as a Head Coach
In January 2016 Adam Gase became head coach for the first time; he was hired to man the Miami Dolphins. Unfortunately, his first time as head coach was not quite as impressive as the years he served as an assistant.
The Dolphins had a bad start to the season with a 1-4 record, but they made up for it by winning the next six games. The crowning achievement was a 10-16 record, which gave the team their first playoff in 8 years. But in the wild card round, they lost 30-12 to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
His contract with the Dolphins ended in 2018 and from the 2019 season he was hired as head coach of the New York Jets. The job began in January, but in May circumstances forced him to take on a more senior role, serving as interim general manager following the dismissal of Mike Maccagnan. However, he was soon relieved of the leadership position when Joe Douglas was hired to fill the position.
His salary and net worth
We are not privy to the details of his contract with the football teams he coaches. But it is reported that Adam Gase has a growing net worth of $4 million. So it came as no surprise when he bought a 1,556-square-foot mansion in Fort Lauderdale, Rio Vista in 2016. It was later reported that he used the villa as collateral to borrow money from Bank of America, which he must repay by November 1, 2047.
Interesting facts about Adam Gase’s wife and children
Adam Gase has a unique connection between his professional and family life. He is married to Jennifer, the daughter of Joe Vitt, the linebacker coach of the New York Jets.
They met in Columbus, Ohio while participating in a 2010 golf tournament. They soon fell in love and dated for about a year before they were officially married. It is noteworthy that Joe Vitt gave his blessing to the relationship the first day he learned of it.
To date, Adam Gase and his wife and three children have been blessed. The youngest of them, a son named Wyatt, was born in February 2012. The second child, Adam Joseph (AJ) Gase, was born two years earlier in February 2010. The first is a daughter named Kenzie and she was born in 2009. They all live happily together.