Nick Saban

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Facts of Nick Saban

Birth Name
Nicholas Lou Saban Jr
Famous Name
Nick Saban
Married to
Terry Saban (m. 1971)
Currently Married


Career & Net worth

$ 8 million
Net Worth
$ 30 million
Currently Club


Married to
Terry Saban (m. 1971)
Currently Married

Born Nicholas Lou Saban Jr, better known by Nick Saban, is an American Football coach. He is currently working as a head coach at the University of Alabama. Earlier, he has also served for the League’s Miami Dolphins, Louisiana State University, Michigan State University, and the University of Toledo.

Saban is also the first coach to win a national championship in college football history. He has been married to his wife Terry Saban since 2017 and has two adopted children; a son named Nicholas and a daughter named Kristen. He has an estimated net worth of $35 million with an annual salary of $8.6 million.

Net worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Nick has contributed most of his life to the atmosphere of football history through which he has been one of the most recognizable coaches in the present era. Nick currently earns a salary of $8.6 million, and his net worth is around $35 Million.

Saban is the second-highest-paid college coach only behind Clemson's Dabo Swinney, who earns $9,255,000 annually.

In July, he extended his contract with Alabama, which runs until the end of the 2025 season. The contract worth $74 million earned him $7.5 million in 2018, which increased to around $8.6 million in 2019. The contract has the option of a $400,000 increment in salary every year. Saban also receives an $800,000 signing incentive for the next four years.

House and Properties

The Alabama coach lived in an $11 million house in Georgia Lake previously. He sold the house in 2014. He currently lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in his huge mansion that also has a swimming pool in front of it.

Saban also has some cars in his collection, including his latest addition, a Mercedes worth $130k.

Wife: Terry Saban

Nick Saban got married to Terry Saban on December 18, 1971. He first met his wife four and a half decades when he was in seventh grade at a 4-H science camp. However, the couple officially started dating while Nick was studying at Kent State and Terry was teaching in West Virginia.

Nick Saban and his wife Terry Saban  SOURCE: Wall Street Journal

They got married after Saban returned home during Christmas break when they were still in college.

The couple has adopted two children, a son and a daughter named Nicholas Saban and Kristen Saban, respectively. Up to date, he has not been in an extramarital affair with her spouse.  

Nick Saban with his wife and children SOURCE:

His son Nicholas is married to Kelse Laney and has a daughter named Amelie, born in 2013. His daughter Kristen, who is also his former student assistant on his team, currently works as an event manager at The Bruno Event Team.

Alabama graduate Kristen has been married to fellow Alabama graduate and childhood sweetheart Adam Setas since 2015.

Nick Saban and his son Nicholas Saban SOURCE: Zimbio

His daughter, Kristen, is an Alabama Graduate and was a former student assistant for Nick’s team. She is married to Adam Setas, a fellow Alabama graduate and childhood sweetheart. They tied the knot in June 2015.

He is also known for his rivalry with Ohio State Buckeyes' coach Urban Meyer.

His former coaching partner, Lane Kiffin, appeared in The Dan Patrick Show, where he did his imitation and also said that he got to learn a lot of things with Saban.

Nick Saban is a brilliant man, and he is currently at the age of mid-sixties. However, he has not retired from his profession. He seems glad working for the clubs and sharing his ideology with the team.

Reviewing his body figure, he stands at the height of 1.68m, which is around 5 feet 6 inches and has a well-kept weight of 83 kg, which is acceptable for his height.

Early Life and Education

Nick Saban was born Nicholas Lou Saban Jr on October 31,  1951, to American parents, Nick Saban Sr (Father) and Mary Saban (Mother). He was born and raised in Fairmount, West Virginia, the United States, along with a sister named Dianna Thompson.

Nick holds an American Nationality. He belongs to white ethnicity, and his birth sign is Scorpio. 

Nick Saban graduated from Kent State University, where he became a graduate assistant to Kent coach Don James. At that point, he served in Syracuse, West Virginia, Navy, Ohio State, Michigan State in NCAA Division I-A, Huston Oilers, and Cleveland Browns.

Professional Career

Nick Saban began his first coaching career for the University of Toledo on December 22, 1989, with the Toledo Rockets football team. During his season for Toledo, his first season did not come up with a good performance. The team lost two games against Central Michigan and the Navy. Nevertheless, in a 9-2 season, Team Toledo became co-champion of the Mid-American Conference.

Afterward, in 1999, Nick Saban joined the Louisiana State University team Tigers after serving five seasons for Michigan State Spartans Football Team. In that respect, his team won the Peach Bowl and led his team to SEC Championship and a Sugar Bowl victory. He also made his team to six straight wins, including a win over Tennessee in the SEC championship game and a win over Illinois in the 2002 Sugar Bowl.

Nick then joined to Miami Dolphins team before moving to the Alabama Crimson Tide Football team. At Miami, he served for only two years. There, Saban had rumors of shifting to Alabama for his further career after the head coach of Alabama was fired. However, he declined to discuss the job as NFL season was underway.            

Later, Nick made his decision to join Alabama, and in 2007, he officially joined Alabama. Since then, he has been serving Alabama. As of now, Nick has led several teams for numerous titles, and he has also achieved several awards.

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Titles and Awards won by Alabama under his coaching:

  • 7 National (2003, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018)
  • 8 SEC (2001, 2003, 2009, 2012, 2014–2016, 2018)
  • 1 MAC (1990)
  • 12 SEC Western Division (2001–2003, 2008, 2009, 2012–2018)

Some of his awards are Paul Bryant Award, Eddie Robinson Coach of the year, Home Depot Coach of the year, and championship titles are 5 National titles, 1 Mac, 7 SEC, and 10 SEC Western Division.  

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