Mike Shanahan Biography

( 1952 - )
January 30, 2019
First published on:January 30, 2019
by Jorden

Facts of Mike Shanahan

Date of Birth: 1952, August 24
Age: 68 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Birth Name Michael Edward Shanahan
Birth Place Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Famous Name Mike Shanahan
Net Worth $30 Million
Career Earnings $35 million
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession football coach
University attended Eastern Illinois
School attended Franklin Park (IL) East Leyden
Married to Peggy Shanahan
Children Kyle Shanahan, Krystal Shanahan

Mike Shanahan is an American professional football coach who coaches in the National Football League(NFL). Mike coached several reputed teams of NFL including Oklahoma, Northern Arizona, Minnesota, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Washington Redskins.


Mike Shanahan has a net worth of around $30 million and during his coaching career, he earned $7 million in salary annually. Mike got married to his girlfriend Peggy Shanahan in 1976 and has children Kyle Shanahan and Krystal Shanahan.

Mike Shanahan's Early Life

Michael Edward Shanahan was born on August 24, 1952, in Oak Park, Illinois, the United States. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to White ethnic group.

Michael Edward Shanahan attended Franklin Park (IL) East Leyden where he played school football as a quarterback. After completing high school, Michael Edward Shanahan enrolled at Eastern Illinois and played for the University team.

Mike Shanahan's Net Worth and Salary

As of 2019, Michael Edward Shanahan has an estimated net worth of over $30 Million. He reportedly signed a five-year contract worth $35 million with Washington Redskins in 2010.

Besides, he earned a good amount of money from his coaching career since he coached several reputed teams of NFL. However, his current contract and salary details are not available on media.

During his time with the Redskins, he earned an annual salary of around $7 million. Michael Edward Shanahan so far has made earnings of $35 million from his entire NFL career.

Kept aside Michael Edward Shanahan financial earnings, his personal assets includes home and cars. He owned a luxurious house in Cherry Hills Village home which he listed for sale for $22 million in October 2016. The 30,000-square-foot house consisted of six-bedroom, 13-bathroom with a two-bedroom, four-bathroom guest house.

CAPTION: Mike Shanahan's $22 million Cherry Hills Village home SOURCE: Kool 107.9

Further, the NFL coach Michael Edward Shanahan earns a good amount of money from various sponsorships.

Mike Shanahan's Personal Life

Mike Shanahan married his lovely girlfriend Peggy Shanahan in 1976 after being in an affair for a long time. The couple is blessed with two children Kyle Shanahan and Krystal Shanahan.

The couple is living a happy married life since there are no rumors regarding their divorce or separation. So far there is no information about his extra-marital affairs.

CAPTION: Mike-Shanahan-Wife-Peggy-Shanahan SOURCE: Player Wags

The detailed information regarding Shanahan's wife is not available on media.

Mike's daughter studied with Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former President of the United States at the University of Texas. Besides Mike, his son Kyle is also an NFL coach.

Mike's son Kyle is married to Amanda O’Donnell and has two daughters Stella and Lexi and a son, Carter. Mike is not only a world-class athlete but also has a very attractive individual.

Mike Shanahan's Professional Career

Mike began his coaching career with the Los Angeles Raiders in 1988 and became the head coach hired from outside of the organization. In addition, he coached several other teams like SanFrancisco, Denver Broncos.

During his time with Broncos, he coached Terrell Davis,  and Mike Anderson, and several other players.  Besides, he also published a motivational book "Think Like a Champion" with the help of Adam Schefter

He is among the coaches who have the power of general manager similar to that of England's coach Bill Belichick.

CAPTION: Wild Card Playoffs - Seattle Seahawks v Washington Reds SOURCE: Zimbio

Mike's coached the Washington Redskins from 2010-2013 with a contract worth $35 million. Redskins lost a match since his quarterback Robert Griffin III got injured in the 2012 NFL playoffs.

Later he was fired by the owner of Washington on December 30, 2013.

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