Mike McCarthy is an American football coach who is currently the head coach of the National Football League (NFL) Green Bay Packers. Mike McCarthy began his career in 1987 in the state of Fort Hays as a graduate assistant coach. He holds one of the most impressive coaching records in NFL history, having supervised the work of Rich Gannon, Elvis Grbac, and Steve Bono as quarterback coach for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. He is also credited with coaching Brett Favre in the season where Favre threw for 4,091 yards. Mike McCarthy is undoubtedly the best of the best when it comes to coaching in American football, here are some more interesting details about him.
Mike McCarthy’s Bio, Age
Mike McCarthy was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 10, 1963, the son of Joe and Ellen McCarthy, as Michael John McCarthy. His father Joe was a longtime firefighter and police officer who also owned a bar called “Joe McCarthy’s Bar and Grill”, later renamed “Chasers In The Run”. Mike is one of five children, as he has three sisters named Colleen, Ellen, and Kellie and a brother Joseph who is late. He grew up a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers but played tight end at Baker University, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school in Baldwin City, Kansas.
After serving as a graduate assistant in the state of Fort Hays from 1987 to 1988, Mike returned to Pittsburgh. In 1989, he was then hired and worked under Mike Gottfried and Paul Hackett at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also served as a certified assistant for three seasons before being named coach of the Wide Receiver in the 1992 season. During this time, he also worked at the Pennsylvania Turnpike as a part-time job. In 1993, Mike joined the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL, where he worked for two years as an assistant for offensive quality control and then became a quarterback coach. He then worked in the same position with the Green Bay Packers.
The Packers later fired their entire coaching staff after the 1999 season, and Mike later became offensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints. He held this position for five seasons and was named NFC Assistant Coach of the Year by USA Today in 2000. Mike McCarthy has played an important role in the successful development of talents such as quarterback Aaron Brooks, running back Deuce McAllister, and wide receiver Joe Horn while serving as offensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints. In addition, Ricky Williams ran 2,245 yards with 14 touchdowns under his leadership.
In 2005 Mike began serving as offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers and later returned to the Green Bay Packers as head coach. He performed impressively well after coaching the Packers to an 8-1 record in the first 9 games of the 2007 season, achieving the best win-loss ratio at the start of the first 25 games of a career among active coaches and setting the record for the best coaching start in Green Bay Packers history. On September 19, 2008, he signed a five-year contract extension with the team.
In 2010, McCarthy was instrumental in helping the (Packers The Green Bay Packers) beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 to win their fourth Super Bowl and their 13th NFL title overall. In November 2014, Mike signed another extension with The Green Bay Packers and soon thereafter began handing over the Play Call duties to his longtime assistant Tom Clements and also began reorganizing his coaching staff. Luckily for Mike, his contract, which was supposed to expire in 2018, was further extended due to his incredible and invaluable contribution to the team.
When Mike McCarthy signed his five-year contract extension with the Packers in 2008, his salary was raised to $3.4 million per year. At the beginning of his 13th season with the Packers, Mike McCarthy received a one-year extension, making him one of the longest-serving coaches in the league. The new contract will keep Mike in Green Bay until the 2019 season with a current salary of $6 million per year.
Family – Wife, And Daughter
Mike McCarthy had been in a relationship with a woman named Christine since high school, and they were together for quite a while. The couple, who were so much in love with each other, decided to get married in 1990. In 1992 Mike and Christine welcomed their first and only daughter, Alexandra Noel McCarthy. Unfortunately, Mike and Christine, like most marital unions involving soccer players lately, filed for divorce and were legally separated in 1995.
After divorcing his first wife, he was single for a long time, but that changed when he met Jessica Kress, who was also previously married to William Kress, a member of the Packers’ Board of Directors. Their marriage to William Kress produced two sons named Jack and George. Mike and Jessica formed a marriage later in 2008 and they have five lovely children together, making Mike McCarthy the biological father of six children.
It is interesting to note that Mike’s first daughter Alexandra Noel McCarthy is now grown up and is an aspiring actress who wants to follow in her famous father’s footsteps towards fame, but she does so in a different way, namely through acting.
Height And Weight
There is no exact information on Mike McCarthy’s height, weight, or body statistics, but he has been listed recently among the five overweight NFL coaches, and from his appearance, you can easily tell that he doesn’t pay much attention to his body. Hopefully, he can get back in shape by eating a healthy diet and going to the gym, because we’re pretty sure his team would like to have him around much longer.