Nick Saban Biography

( 1951 - )
December 15, 2019
First published on:March 18, 2017
by Jack Ol

Facts of Nick Saban

Date of Birth: 1951, October 31
Age: 68 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Birth Sign:: libra
Birth Name Nicholas Lou Saban Jr
Birth Place Fairmount
Famous Name Nick Saban
Father Nick Saban Sr
Mother Mary Saban
Net Worth $ 30 million
Salary $ 8 million
Nationality American
Ethnicity white
Currently Working For SEC
Currently Married Yes
Married to Terry Saban (m. 1971)
Children Nicholas Saban and Kristen Saban

Born as Nicholas Lou Saban Jr, better known by the 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 a first coach to win a national championship in college football history. He is 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 in the atmosphere of football history through which he has been one of the 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 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 4 years.

House and Properties

The Alabama coach lived in a $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 for 4 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 are married since 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 the extramarital affair, besides her spouse.  

Nick Saban with his wife and children SOURCE: Heavy.com

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 in his team, currently works as an event manager at The Bruno Event Team.

Alabama graduate Kristen is 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 told 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 professions. He seems glad working for the clubs and sharing his ideology for the team.

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

Early Life and Education

Nick Saban was born as Nicholas Lou Saban Jr on 31 October 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. On 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 good performance. The team lost two games against Central Michigan and Navy. Nevertheless, in a 9-2 season, Team Toledo became co-champion of the Mid-American Conference.

Afterward, in 1999, Nick Saban joined Louisiana State University team Tigers after serving 5 seasons for Michigan State Spartans Football Team. In that respects, 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 SEC championship game and win over Illinois in the 2002 Sugar Bowl.

Nick then joined to Miami Dolphins team before moving to Alabama Crimson Tide Football team. At Miami, he served for only two years. There, he 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 with Alabama. Since then he has been serving for Alabama. As of now, Nick has led several teams for numerous titles and he has also achieved numbers of awards.

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 individual 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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