Bruce Arians: Early Life, Wife & Net Worth

The star American football coach, Bruce Arians, is currently active as the head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL. 

Arians have gained a lot of reputation in the NFL over a prolonged career in the same. Likewise, Bruce has garnered several awards and honors over these years. 

Bruce Arians
Bruce Arians (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

This article will cover some essential details about the NFL coach—those ranging from his coaching career to his wife and family.

The article will also highlight the recent trending news of Bruce Arians. Without further ado, let’s look at some of the quick facts about Arians.

Quick Facts

Full NameBruce Charles Arians
Known AsBruce Arians
Birth DateOctober 3, 1952
Birth PlacePaterson, New Jersey
High SchoolWilliam Penn
CollegeVirginia Tech
Zodiac SignLibra
Age69 years old
Father’s Name Not Available
Mother’s Name Catherine Arians
Height5’10” (1.78 m)
Weight226 lbs (103 kg)
Body TypeAthletic
ProfessionFootball Coach
Team Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NFL DraftNot Available
Active years1975-present
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseChristine Arians
ChildrenJake Arians (Son) & Kristi Arians (Daughter)
Net Worth$10 million 
Social MediaTwitter, Instagram
MerchHardcover (A Season in the Sun), The Quarterback Whisperer
Last UpdateJuly, 2022

Bruce Arians’ Recent Trending News

On Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, Antonio Brown dramatically departed from the field. It created a lot of rumors and became the major highlight of football in recent days. 

Brown was eventually released from the team. And the Buccaneers head coach, Bruce Arians, addressed Antonio Brown’s departure as a medical break for an ankle injury. He further claimed that the coaching staff never forced Brown to play despite his injury.

Brown was released soon after he stated to the media about the surgery required for his ankle injury. 

The problem started when differing statements came from the star wide receiver and the head coach. Arians stated that he was never notified of the injury.

Brown stated that he was at the sideline after his injury and told the coaches that he could not probably make it to the field. And Arians then made a throat-slashing gesture telling Brown to “Get the F out of here.”

Arians have, however, refuted this claim. Brown has expressed his frustration stating that his injury is being claimed as a false narrative rather than helping him recover. 

Also, Arians told the press that they had attempted multiple times to schedule an appointment with an outside orthopedic specialist. But Antonio has not yet compiled. 

Although Brown said he “Could not make football plays on that ankle,” Arians told the media on Thursday that the coach was never notified of the injury while he explained what happened during the third quarter of Sunday’s game. 

Brown also released a statement through his attorney to put his side of the story into a play. And the next day, he released text messages shared with his head coach, Arians. 

Early Life

Bruce Charles Arians, famously known as Bruce Arians, is an American football coach who works for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On October 3, 1952, he was born in Paterson, New Jersey. 

Arians attended the William Penn High School in Pennsylvania and graduated from the same school. Before entering William Penn High School, he also attended the York Catholic High School. 

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College Life

Bruce continued playing football even during his college days. He attended Virginia Tech and played college football for the same. 

In his senior year for Virginia Tech, he was the starting quarterback for the Hokies football team. He completed 53 of 118 passing attempts for 952 yards with 3 touchdowns in his senior year. 

Bruce Arians also held Virginia Tech’s record for the most touchdowns in a season, with 11 of them. The then-record was finally broken in 2016 by Jerod Evans. 

Arians also shared a dorm room with a black player in the history of Virginia Tech. This was, too, surprisingly a record as Arians became the first player to do so. It greatly impacted his future as he is now an advocate for black inclusion.

In 1975, he took a new role of a coach at Virginia Tech. He became a graduate assistant there. In 1978, Arians became a wide receivers coach for the Mississippi State University. And he eventually started his career as a coach in not just colleges but NFL teams as well.

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Bruce Arians: Coaching Career

Arians worked as a running backs coach for the University of Alabama from 1981-1982. And immediately in 1983, he joined Temple University as a head coach. He was active there from 1983-1988. 

Arians again held positions with Mississippi State and the University of Alabama between his stint as a coach for the NFL teams. 

In 1989, he became the running backs coach for Kansas City Chiefs. It began his NFL coaching career. By 1998, Bruce Arians was a renowned personality in the NFL coaching arena. He, then, got the job of a quarterback coach for the Indianapolis Colts. 

In 2001, he became the offensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns. 

Bruce Arians taking charge on the field
Bruce Arians taking charge on the field (Courtesy: The Press-Enterprise)

Arians’ coaching plans are widely commented on by NFL players as a gutsy philosophy. It is said that he prefers plans that have high risks. And the Buccaneers playing style is, too, attacking. 

In 2020, the Buccaneers reached their second Super Bowl appearance in the Super Bowl LV under the coach, Bruce Arians. 

Arians is the first head coach in the NFL to play and win a Super Bowl in their home stadium.

Awards & Achievements

The below mentioned are Bruce Arians’ career highlights, awards, and achievements.

  • Oldest coach to win the Super Bowl
  • 2 times Super Bowl Champion (Won as an assistant coach)
  • Super Bowl Champion (As a head coach)
  • 2 times AP NFL Coach of the Year (2012, 2014) (Won as a head coach)
  • The Buccaneers highest win percentage came during his stint as a head coach

Is Bruce Arians married? 

Bruce is married to Christine, along with whom he runs a charity foundation called the Arians Family Foundation. 

Arians and Christine currently reside in Tampa, Florida. They also maintain residences on Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia. 

Bruce Arians and Christine Arians
Bruce and Christine Arians (Courtesy: Showbiz Cheat Sheet)

Arians and Christine have a son named Jake Arians and a daughter named Kristi Arians.

Jake was born on January 26, 1978. He was a placekicker for the Buffalo Bills in the 2001 season. Kristi was born on December 15, 1980. 

The head coach of the Buccaneers once retired from football due to health issues. As a matter of fact, he is a three times cancer survivor. His decision to choose health over NFL paid him very well.

In 2017, Bruce Arians also wrote and published a book named “The Quarterback Whisperer: How to Build an Elite NFL Quarterback.”

Net Worth

Arians have a wide array of income sources. Arians earn heavily from his businesses and other organizations besides just his salary as a coach. According to reports, Arians has a net worth of $10 million.

In 2018, Bruce joined CBS Sports as a game analyst for the NFL. It was his first assignment as a broadcaster. Much is not known about his salary from the same. 

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According to NBC Sports, Arians was one of the highest-paid coaches in the NFL 2021 season.

Bruce Arians signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a 4-year contract in 2019. The agreement provided Buccaneers with an option for 2023 too. 

However, no additional years can be added beyond that in the contract. 


Arians had teamed up with local businesses to help kids in foster care. 

As mentioned earlier, he, along with his wife, also runs a foundation. The foundation supports and develops programs to prevent and find solutions to the abuse of children. It also supports the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program. 

Bruce Arians is also an advocate for racial inclusion and discrimination. He even commented on the murder of George Floyd and expressed his disappointments. 

Social Media Presence 

The NFL coach has a huge number of followers and fans. If you are one of them and are eager to learn about his personal life, here is the link to his social accounts, where he updates about his professional and personal life.

  • Twitter: 103.4k Followers (as of Jan 2022)
  • Instagram: 67.7k Followers (as of Jan 2022)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In how many teams have Bruce Arians starred as a head coach?

Bruce Arians have been a part of 3 teams as a head coach. They are Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, and Temple. 

Which is the most recent NFL team Bruce Arians coached?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers is the most recent NFL team that Bruce Arians has coached. In fact, he is still working as a head coach for the same (as of Jan 2022).

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