Bruce Arians: Early Life, Wife & Net Worth

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The star American football coach, Bruce Arians, is currently the NFL’s head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

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

Bruce Arians
Bruce Arians (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

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

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

Quick Facts

Full Name Bruce Charles Arians
Known As Bruce Arians
Birth Date October 3, 1952
Birth Place Paterson, New Jersey
High School William Penn
College Virginia Tech
Nationality American
Zodiac Sign Libra
Age 71 years old
Father’s Name  Not Available
Mother’s Name  Catherine Arians
Height 5’10” (1.78 m)
Weight 226 lbs (103 kg)
Body Type Athletic
Profession Football Coach
Team  Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NFL Draft Not Available
Active years 1975-present
Marital Status Married
Spouse Christine Arians
Children Jake Arians (Son) & Kristi Arians (Daughter)
Net Worth $10 million 
Social Media Twitter, Instagram
Merch Hardcover (A Season in the Sun), The Quarterback Whisperer
Last Update May, 2024

Bruce Arians’ Recent Trending News

Antonio Brown departed from the field on Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. It created many rumors and has recently become football’s major highlight. 

Brown was eventually released from the team. And the Buccaneer’s 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 told 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 on the sideline after his injury and told the coaches that he could probably not 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 William Penn High School in Pennsylvania and graduated from the same school. Before entering William Penn High School, he also attended 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. In his senior year, he completed 53 of 118 passing attempts for 952 yards with 3 touchdowns. 

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 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 as a coach at Virginia Tech. He became a graduate assistant there. In 1978, Arians became a wide receivers coach for 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)

As a bold philosophy, NFL players widely comment on Arians’ coaching plans. 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 under coach Bruce Arians in the Super Bowl LV. 

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

Awards & Achievements

Below are Bruce Arian’s 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 Buccaneer’s highest win percentage came during his stint as a head coach

Is Bruce Arians married? 

Bruce is married to Christine, who 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. 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 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 N.B.C. Sports, Arians was among 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 and his wife also run 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 disappointment. 

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 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. He is still a head coach for the same (as of Jan 2022).

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Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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