Bret Bielema Biography

March 5, 2020
First published on:March 5, 2020
by Ramin

Facts of Bret Bielema

Birth Name Bret Arnold Bielema
Birth Place Prophetstown, Illinois, United States
Famous Name Bret Bielema
Birth Date 13 January 1970
Horoscope Capricorn
Father Arnie Bielema
Mother Marilyn Bielema
Net Worth $10 million
Height 6' 2''
Ethnicity White Caucasian American
Profession Coach
University attended University of Iowa
Married to Jennifer Hielsberg
Children Briella Nichola Bielema

Bret Arnold Bielema is an American Football Coach who is currently outside linebacker and senior defensive assistant for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He attended his collegiate at the University of Iowa. After attending college, he played for the Milwaukee Mustangs.

Arnold was born on 13 January 1970 under the star sign Capricorn. He was born to parent Arnie Bielema and Marilyn Bielema in Prophetstown, Illinois, United States. he grew up alongside two sisters Brandi Bielema and Marilyn Bielema. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1992 with a degree in Marketing.

Want to know more about Bret Bielema? How much does he earn from his coaching career and how he ended up marrying his beautiful wife? He was also featured in Being Bret Bielema which telecast on the ESPN network.     

How much does Bret Bielema earn annually?

The former player now Coach has earned his net worth working as a coach for most of his life. During his career as a coach, he has earned millions of dollars and has entered multiple contracts with multiple Universities. He has earned thousands of dollars from his coaching career. Although, there are ups and down's in his career, he is still one of the finest coaches in NFL history.

His estimated net worth from his career is $10 million dollars. Although it is not much like Bill Belichick who is one of the highest-earning coaches to date according to Forbes.  The details regarding his starting career as a coach aren't revealed in any media. However, as a coach for the National Football League, he would have certainly received thousands of dollars annually.    

Year University  Position 
1994-1995 University of Iowa Graduate Assistant
1996-2001 University of Iowa Linebackers Coach
2002-2003 Kansas State University  Co-Defensive Coordinator
2004-2005 University of Wisconsin Defensive Coordinator
2006-2012 University of Wisconsin Head Coach
2013-2017 Arkansas University Head Coach
2018 New England Patriots Consultant to The Head Coach
2019 New England Patriots Defensive Line Coach
2020 New York Giants Outside Linebackers Coach / Senior Assistant

The 6' 2'' tall showcased impressive talent while coaching at the University of Wisconsin, due to his amazing performance, he received multiple awards and also defeated the No. 1 ranked team, Ohio State in Madison. He was also a finalist for the 2010 Bear Bryant Awards. 

Bret Bielema with his wife traveling in private jet SOURCE: [email protected]

Due to his amazing performances in Wisconsin, he was called to coach at Arkansas University. He signed a 8 years contract with Arkansas University which started from 4 December 2012. The total contract sums upto $28,400,000. He received a guaranteed amount of $3,700,000 in the year 2017. His average salary is $3,550,000. After a successful second and third season, he didn't perform well in his other seasons.

On 24 November 2017, he was fired after playing five-season after the loss with Missouri Tigers. Although he was fired from Arkansas, due to his contract term, he would receive payment from his previous college until he is able to find jobs comparable to the ones they lost. His buyout figure was $320,833.33 per month until he received a total buyout of $11,935,000. 

Later spending two years at New England Patriots as a Consultant to The Head Coach for a year and a Defensive Line Coach for another. As a defensive line for the Patriots, he receives a mere salary of $50,000. 

The details regarding his current job at the New York Giants aren't revealed in any media and will be updated shortly. From all his professional earnings, he is living a lavish life with his wife and a beautiful daughter.  

Married to his long time girlfriend Jennifer Hielsberg

Bret Bielema met Jennifer Hielsberg at the Wynn Casino where Bret was playing blackjack in April 2008. According to different sources, the duo started dating back in 2008 after meeting in Las Vegas. After seeing Jennifer, he introduced himself. Even though Jennifer was in another relationship, things took a turn and subsequently, they started dating the same year.

After four years of dating, the couple finally decided to take the next step. They were engaged on 1 April 2011.      

Bret Bielema with his lovely wife Jennifer cutting the wedding cake SOURCE: shirts with Ransom Triangles

Later that year, the couple tied the knot in a private ceremony on 11 March 2012 in Madison where family members and friends were invited.

Bret and Jen are the parents of two children. They welcomed their daughter, Briella Nichola Bielema on 8 July 2017. He also shared on his Twitter account.  

"Beyond anything @jenbielema & I could ever dream of as parents. Please welcome Briella Nichole Bielema born 4:44 AM on 7/8/17 weight 7.8 lbs"

Two years later, The Couple welcomed their another baby girl on 18 March 2019. Jennifer shared in her twitter post. 

"3/18/19 - Brexli Nichole Bielema Our hearts are full, happy & thankful. @BretBielema, your continued love, encouragement & support is appreciated every single day. I love you!"

Jennifer Hielsberg second daughter SOURCE: [email protected]

The lovely couple has been together for eight years and there aren't any controversies or affairs between the couple and are living a lavish and happy life together with each other traveling and enjoying life with their daughter. 

Apart from their love for each other, the couple also has two Yorkshire Terrier who is named Lucy and Ricky whom they love alot and are seen cuddling with them. 

Who is Jennifer Hielsberg?

Jennifer Hielsberg is a Caucasian Model and Businesswoman. She attended her collegiate year at the University of Wisconsin. The 5' 9'' tall started her career in Modelling at an early age and has appeared in many commercials, headlines as well as magazines.

Bret Bielema's wife Jen Bielema SOURCE: Newsmax

She has worked for several modeling agencies. She has also indulged herself in Business as well. Although the information regarding her career prior to marrying Bret is not revealed in any Media.

Being Bret Bielema 

The Arkansas Sports personality Bo Mattingly feature Bret Bielema on his series entitled Being Bret Bielema on 25 February 2016.

Bret Bielema in the Being Bret Show SOURCE: [email protected]

The Show is also featured on the ESPN network. The show features all the activities carried out by Bret in his daily routine. He is seen doing many things on the show such as golfing, cooking, and traveling around the world with his wife. 

Career Highlight and Awards

  • Super Bowl Champion (LIII)
  • 3× Big Ten Champion (2010–2012)
  • Big Ten Leaders Division (2011)
  • Big Ten Coach of the Year (2006)
  • Winning eight games in his rookie season

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