Sean Payton is a former American football quarterback and currently the head coach of the New Orleans Saints. In his early years as a coach, Payton stayed at the stadium all night to plan, develop strategies and study the game – how to counter opponents’ games – during his days off. We can clearly see how his sacrifices paid off and led to numerous successes in his career. This article will keep you up to date with this incredible coach, his girlfriend, his wife, his family, his assets, and other facts you need to know.
Sean Payton’s Bio
Payton entered the world on December 29, 19.63 in San Mateo, California, and was born of his parents Thomas and Jeanne Payton. He attended Naperville Central High School and took an active part in elite sports by playing soccer as a quarterback. He received a scholarship invitation to Eastern Illinois University to play college football.
After college, Payton was not drafted by the NFL in the 1987 draft, so he played as an unconscripted rookie for the Kansas City Chiefs on a one-day trial in 1987. Soon after, he started his career as a quarterback with the Chicago Bears before moving to Canada and playing in the Canadian football league for the Ottawa Rough Riders. He also played for the Leicester Panthers of the British Budweiser National League.
Sean Payton began his coaching career in 1988 as an offensive assistant at the University of San Diego. After working at the university, he held other smaller positions as a college coach for other teams. In 1997, he was promoted to quarterback coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. The following year, he lost this position and became the quarterback coach for the New York Giants in 1999. The following year, Payton became the team’s offensive coordinator and led the Giants to victory in Super Bowl XXXV.
In 2006 he was hired by the New Orleans Saints as head coach. The team had struggled, barely winning their games, but with Payton’s arrival, the team reversed the glory days and began winning again (after a bad first season). He influenced the team with his great coaching skills and led the Saints into the playoffs for the first time in 6 years.
Their performance was incredible and they had one of the best statistics in the league – they finished fifth on points and first in passing. Payton continued to lead the team to remarkable wins. In 2007 he won the Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year Award. He also led the New Orleans Saints to the NFC South victory with a 10-6 record. In 2000, Payton led the team to victory in the Super Bowl XLIV with a 31-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
In 2010 he published a book entitled Home Team: Coaching the Saints and New Orleans back to life. The book was co-authored by Ellis Henican and topped the New York bestseller list as #8 in the nonfiction section.
Sean Payton has shown an incredible understanding of the game since the beginning of his coaching career. He is one of the best coaches in the game who has led their teams to win the Super Bowl.
In 2016 Payton signed a five-year contract with the New Orleans Saints to extend his term of office. He reportedly has annual net assets of $12 million, while his salary is $8 million.
Family – Wife, Daughter, Divorce
Sean Payton and his wife Beth Sheuy married in 1992, met in their hometown of Indiana, where Payton was working as a coach at the time, and began a romantic relationship. Beth grew up in Morocco-Indiana and attended Bell State University. They have two children, a daughter, Meghan Payton, born in 1997, and a son, Connor Payton, born in 2000.
They founded a non-profit organization called Payton’s Play It Forward Foundation, whose goal is to improve the lives of families and children in the areas of health, education, and social care. They also host an annual gala called the Black and Gold Gala and have invited prestigious personalities such as Brad Pitt, Dr. Phil, and several others to the event.
In June 2012, Beth filed for divorce, citing as one of her reasons for the conflict of personalities. The divorce was finalized in 2014 and Beth was granted custody of the children, with Payton providing child support. There is speculation that she caught Payton cheating before she filed for divorce, but Beth did not mention this in the media or in court as one of the reasons for her divorce request. She now lives with her children in Texas, and Payton visits her occasionally to spend some time with the children.
Is Sean Payton Dating Now? Girlfriend
It is believed that Sean Payton is dating a former Miss West Virginia 2008 – Skylene Montgomery. There are no details of how they must have met, but he is occasionally seen with the beauty queen at his side. Skylene was born in West Virginia on December 4, 1984, as the son of her parents Darlene and Skylar Ora Montgomery. She graduated from Marshall University with a BA in exercise physiology.