Les Miles Biography

January 2, 2020
First published on:January 2, 2020
by Vineet

Facts of Les Miles

Birth Name Leslie Edwin Mile
Birth Place Elyria, Ohio
Famous Name Les Miles
Father Hopes Miles
Net Worth $8 million
Salary $500
Siblings Eric Miles, Mark Miles, and Ann Hope.
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 79 kg
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession NFL Coach
Currently Working For Kansas Team
Married to Kathy Miles
Religion Christianity

Leslie Edwin Mile, known as Les Miles is an American football coach who is currently the head football coach at the University of Kansas. He started his coaching career with the Michigan University and has coached the teams like Michigan University, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Colorado, and LSU.

Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award winner was born on November 10, 1953, in Elyria, Ohio. He attended the University of Michigan where he was a two-year letterman and earned all-state honors as a lineman in American football. His father's name is Hopes Miles and he grew up with his three siblings, Eric Miles, Mark Miles, and Ann Hope.

Net worth and Salary in 2020

Les Miles is one of the renowned coaches in American college football who is signed to a five-year contract with Kansas, where he is earning $2,775,000 annually with retention bonuses of $775,000 due in November 2020 and $500,000 in November 2022. Les agreed to the worth $13.8 million taking a pay cut that his previous salary which is almost half the amount he earned from LSU.

The former LSU coach has an estimated net worth of around $8 million in 2020. Earlier, he was a head coach for the LSU Tigers Football where he used to earn $4.39 million annually. 

Les Miles While Signing a $13.8 million contract with Kansas  SOURCE: Facebook @lesmiles

He is an average paid college coach while Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban are the highest-paid coaches with the annual salary of  $9,315,600 and $8,857,000 respectively.

LSU still owed $9 million as per the contract to pay LEs after he was first which was later settled after Les agreed to lump sum $1.5 million in 2018.

While he coached for the Oklahoma State he used to gain $450,000 as an annual salary similarly with Dallas Cowboys he gained $623,9373 for one season.

Married to Kathy Miles

Les Miles is married to Kathy Miles since 1993. The lovely couple first met in the late 1980s at the University of Michigan where Kathy used to be the assistant coach of women's basketball team. During that time, Les used to serve as an assistant coach at the same college.

Lies Miles and His Wife Kathy Miles SOURCE: Facebook @liesmiles

Les revealed that Kathy was late to their first date and he thought he had been stood up. The couple sometime later started dating eachother and were in a relationship for about five years before officially turning into husband and wife.

His wife Kathy attended Central Michigan where she was a basketball point guard.

The couple has four children, Macy Grace Miles, Leslie Matthew Miles, Benjamin Miles, Kathryn Miles.

Proud father

Being the parent s of four kids and raising them is not an easy task but Miles couple has accomplished that and they are the proud parents because every one of them is engaged in sports.

The eldest Miles child, Kathryn is a swimmer at the University of Texas while their son Manny studies at the University of North Carolina where he is a quarterback.

Les Miles and Kathy's children SOURCE: YouTube

Their other son is admitted at Catholic High School and is on the school's football team while their youngest daughter is a youth softball player.


Les and Kathy established a charity foundation in around  2004 named Miles Of Hopes Breast Cancer Foundation. The objective of their foundation is to fund and provided services that outreach for people affected by breast cancer and their charity works do not confine within the U.S.

They operate the program in nine counties, such as Columbia, Dutch, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, Orange County, Ulster, Greene County, and Sullivan.

Awards and Achievement

  • 2011 AP National Coach of the Year
  • 2011 Home Depot National Coach of the Year
  • 2011 Walter Camp National Coach of the Year
  • 2011 Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year
  • 2011 AFCA National Coach of the Year
  • 2011 SEC Championship Head Coach
  • 2007 BCS National Championship Head Coach
  • 2007 SEC Championship Head Coach

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