- Date of Birth:
- October 31, 1951
Nick Saban (born Nicholas Lou Saban Jr. on October 31, 1951 in Fairmont, West Virginia) is an American college football coach. Nick enrolled in Kent State, playing defensive back for the school’s football team. He served at Kent State’s assistant football coach, before coaching for brief stints at Syracuse, West Virginia, Ohio State, Navy and Michigan State. In 1988, Nick was hired as the Defensive Backs coach for the Houston Oilers, his first NFL job. He would last one season before being hired as the head coach for the University of Toledo in 1990. He would leave Toledo in 1991, becoming the Defense Coach for the Cleveland Browns until 1994. In 1995, Nick took the head coach job at Michigan State. He helped turn the Spartans around to have a winning season. In 1999, Nick resigned to take the head coach position at LSU, leading the Tigers to the BCS National championship in 2003. Nick returned to the NFL in 2005 to coach the Miami Dolphins. But after two disappointing seasons, Nick resigned to become the head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2007. Nick led the team to three National Titles and two appearances in the College Football Playoffs.
Best Known For:
Nick Saban is best known as a college football coach.
Nick married his wife, Terry Constable, in 1971. They have two children together – a son, Nicholas, and a daughter, Kristen. He attended Kent State during the infamous Kent State shootings. He and his wife founded Nick Kid’s, a foundation to help children with development disabilities. In 2015, Nick slammed Saban: The Making of a Coach, an unauthorized biography written about him by Monte Burke.