Michael Ray Gundy better known as Mike Gundy is an American footballer turned coach. Currently, he serves as the head coach at Oklahoma State University. Gundy played college football (quarterback at Oklahoma State from 1986-1989. On 3rd January 2005, he became Oklahoma State's coach, becoming the longest-tenured in the Big 12 Conference.
Midwest City, Oklahoma native, Mike Gundy was born on 12th August 1967, under the star sign Leo. The fifty-four years old holds an American nationality and is of white ethnic background. He is the son of Ray Gundy and Judy Gundy. Further, he has a brother Cale Gundy, a former collegiate quarterback at Oklahoma in the 1990s who is currently OU's Assistant Head Coach, Inside Receivers Coach, and Directors of Recruiting.
Upon graduation from Oklahoma State University (earned degree in secondary education with a focus in social studies), Gundy joined Pat Jones' staff as an assistant coach. By 1990, he was already a wide receiver coach and then quarterback coach from 1991–1993 and offensive coordinator from 1994–1995.
In 1996, he served as a quarterback coach and passing game coordinator for Baylor.
After that season, he moved to Maryland, serving as wide receiver coach and passing game coordinator from 1997–2000 for the Terps.
In 2001, Gundy was hired as offensive coordinator by his alma mater Oklahoma State University. After Les Miles vacant the head coach position, Gundy became Miles' successor and the 22nd head coach at Oklahoma State, becoming one of three head football coaches at Oklahoma State to have played for Oklahoma State.
With the team, he has won the 2011 Big 12 Championship. Individually, Gundy is the recipient of 2X Big 12 Coach of the Year (2010, 2021), 2011 Paul "Bear" Bryant Award, 2011 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year, and 2021 Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
In October 2021, Gundy agreed on a new “perpetual” or rolling 5-year contract with Oklahoma State. Signing the deal, he not only got a raise but saw an increase in the buyout total that Oklahoma State would owe him for terminating the contract without cause.
His salary for the 2021 season is $4.875 million, up from the $4.375 million he originally was scheduled to be paid this season.
Further, Gundy will be getting a $125,000 bonus for reaching a New Year’s Six bowl game and his salary will increase by $125,000 each year.
Mike Gundy is married to Kristen Gundy for a long time now. The couple shares three children: Gavin, Gunnar, and Gage.
Among three, Gunnar (born on 14th November 2001) is playing his freshman season at Oklahoma State. He played high school football at Stillwater with several school passing records, including career touchdowns.
The Gundy family prefers a low-key over the spotlight however they sometimes appear with Mike on some events.
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