Josh McDaniels Bio: Salary, Net Worth, Wife, Kids & Fired From Raiders

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Josh McDaniels, a seasoned professional football coach, recently parted ways with the National Football League’s Las Vegas Raiders (NFL).

During McDaniels’ first tenure as the offensive coordinator, the New England Patriots made history by setting a record for points scored and becoming the first team to achieve a perfect 16-0 season.

Similarly, during Josh’s second stint with the Patriots, which spanned from 2012 to 2021, the team clinched three Super Bowl championships: Super Bowl LIII, Super Bowl XLIX, and Super Bowl LI.

Josh McDaniels
Josh McDaniels (Source:

Josh was not just a coach but also a witness to history as he was one of the key figures present for each of the New England Patriots’ six championship victories during the illustrious Brady-Belichick era.

In 2022, McDaniels embarked on a new chapter in his coaching career by accepting the position of head coach with the Las Vegas Raiders.

For a comprehensive look at Josh McDaniels, including details about his salary, net worth, family, and more, don’t miss out on our in-depth article.

Before delving into the finer details, here are some quick facts to get you acquainted with Josh McDaniels.

Quick Facts

Full Name Joshua Thomas McDaniels
Known As Josh McDaniels
Birth Date April 22, 1976 
Birth Place Barberton, Ohio
Age 48 years old
Religion Christian
Nationality American
High School Canton McKinley High School
College John Carroll University
Zodiac Aries
Chinese Zodiac Dragon
Father’s Name Thom McDaniels
Mother’s Name Christine McDaniels. 
Siblings Jason McDaniels, Ben McDaniels
Height Not available
Weight Not available
Build Athletic, Muscular
Shoe Size Not known
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
League NBA 
Active Years 2007- present
Marital Status Married
Wife Laura
Children Four
Profession Head Coach
Career Highlights  6× Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI, LIII)
Currently Coaching None
Net Worth $6 Million
Salary $1 Million
Social Media Not available
Last Update May 2024

Josh McDaniels: Net Worth and Salary

Josh McDaniels, an accomplished American professional football coach, had a remarkable NFL career.

However, it’s worth noting that he was recently relieved of his duties as the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, marking a significant development in his coaching journey.

McDaniels’ tenure with the Raiders came to an end after his appointment on January 31, 2022.

During his time with the Raiders, McDaniels earned an annual salary of approximately $1 million, and his estimated net worth was valued at $6 million.

In July 2022, McDaniels made a substantial real estate investment by acquiring a luxurious suburban home strategically located just six miles from the Raiders’ team headquarters.

This opulent Henderson residence features a one-story Santa Barbara-style design, encompassing four bedrooms, six bathrooms, and two powder rooms, totaling over 6,700 square feet of living space.

In addition to this, the property includes around 1,000 square feet of covered patios, expanding the overall living area to approximately 7,700 square feet.

Interior of Josh McDaniels new house
Interior of Josh McDaniels new house

During the acquisition of his new home, Josh McDaniels was represented by Michael Mair of EXP Realty, with the listing managed by Kristen Routh-Silberman, a partner with Corcoran Global Living.

As of now, further details regarding Josh’s investments, purchases, car collection, and other financial aspects are actively under review. Our team is diligently researching and will provide updates once additional information becomes available.

Josh McDaniels Career Highlights

Josh McDaniels’ journey through the world of football has been nothing short of remarkable.

It all began during his high school years at Canton McKinley High School, where he honed his skills as a wide receiver.

While attending John Carroll University, McDaniels continued his football journey, showcasing his talents on the field.

The coaching chapter of his career commenced in 1999 when he took on the role of a graduate assistant at Michigan State University, where he laid the foundation for his coaching expertise.

In 2001, Josh McDaniels made a significant transition to the NFL when he joined the New England Patriots as a personnel assistant.

His tenure with the Patriots saw him wear multiple coaching hats, starting as a defensive coaching assistant from 2002 to 2003.

Subsequently, he assumed the crucial role of quarterbacks coach from 2004 to 2008, contributing to the team’s successes.

Josh McDaniels on the field (Source:

McDaniels further elevated his status within the Patriots organization by becoming the offensive coordinator from 2006 to 2008, playing a pivotal role in the team’s offensive strategies.

His expertise extended beyond the Patriots, as he ventured into the head coaching role with the Denver Broncos from 2009 to 2010.

In 2011, McDaniels broadened his horizons, serving as the offensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams before reuniting with the New England Patriots as an offensive assistant.

At the time of his initial hiring as an NFL head coach, McDaniels earned the distinction of being the league’s youngest head coach, assuming the role at the tender age of 33.

In 2022, McDaniels embarked on a new chapter in his coaching career by accepting the head coaching position with the Las Vegas Raiders, marking a significant transition from his long-standing association with the New England Patriots.

Raiders Firing

In a surprising turn of events, the Las Vegas Raiders have made the decision to part ways with head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager David Ziegler, as officially announced late Tuesday night.

Owner Mark Davis shared his perspective on the matter, stating, “After much contemplation regarding the direction the Raiders need to take, I have made the difficult decision to separate from Josh and Dave. I extend my appreciation to both of them for their dedicated efforts and wish them and their families nothing but success in their future endeavors.”

The interim head coach position is expected to be filled by linebackers coach Antonio Pierce, according to sources reporting to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

When contacted by ESPN, Mark Davis chose not to offer any further insights into the decision.

These significant changes in leadership come on the heels of the Raiders’ 26-14 loss to the Detroit Lions on “Monday Night Football,” a defeat that pushed the team’s record to 3-5 for the current season.

Josh McDaniels had been at the helm of the Raiders for his second season, having signed a six-year contract in January 2022.

Notably, the franchise still has over four full years remaining on the contract, which Las Vegas is obligated to fulfill.

McDaniels departs from his role with the Raiders, leaving behind a record of 9 wins and 16 losses, without any playoff appearances during his tenure.

Josh McDaniels: Early Life and Family

Josh was born on April 22, 1976, in Barberton, Ohio. His father’s name is Thom MacDaniels, and his mother’s name is Christine McDaniels. 

His full name is Joshua Thomas McDaniels. Additionally, Josh also has two brothers, Jason McDaniels and Ben McDaniels.

Athletic blood runs in the MaDaniels family. It is evident from the fact that both Josh’s father, Thom, and his brother, Ben, have contributed a lot to the NFL world. 

Josh McDaniels’ Father, Thom McDaniels

Josh’s father, Thom McDaniels, also coached football for high schools in Ohio before retiring. 

Thom held the position of head coach for 26 years, spending time at Massillon Jackson High School, Canton McKinley High School, and Warren G. Harding High School.

Similarly, Thom also coached for 40 years in total and was inducted into the Ohio high school coaches’ Hall of Fame.

In 2004 and 2010, Thom was a finalist twice for the NFL High School Coach of the Year. 

Additionally, in 1997, while coaching his Canton McKinley team to state and national championships, Thom was voted USA Today’s national high school football coach of the year. This was the final year of his first stint as Canton McKinley’s head coach. 

Thom mows greens on a golf course these days. However, over his 40 years as a high school football coach in northeast Ohio, he carved out a legend.

Josh’s father doesn’t hold back when he thinks his son needs to hear anything like most good fathers do.

When Josh was five years old, he first went to his practices with his father, and even now, Josh agrees with his father whenever he has something to say about coaching. 

Apart from Josh himself, Thom coached several notable players, including Percy Snow, Maurice Clarett, Mike Doss, and Mario Manningham.

Josh McDaniels’ Brother, Ben McDaniels

Ben McDaniels, Josh’s younger brother, was born on June 6, 1980. He currently serves as the wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator for the National Football League’s Houston Texans (NFL).

Prior to late 2018, Ben held the positions of interim wide receivers coach and quarterbacks coach at the University of Michigan.

Ralph Friedgen opted to step down as offensive coordinator following the season, which led to Ben being elevated to wide receivers coach for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team.

In 2010, Ben worked as a quarterback assistant with the National Football League’s Denver Broncos. From 2000 to 2001, he competed as a quarterback for Kent State.

Josh McDaniels: Wife & Kids

Josh hardly ever discusses his personal life in media and interviews. So, very little is known about his wife and kids. However, we know that the coach got married to Laura, his wife, in 2002. 

The couple had been dating for two years prior to the wedding. Josh first met Laura in 2000 when he worked as a laminated plastics salesman for Fiber-Tech Industries in Cleveland. Laura was also an employee at FiberTech. 

Josh McDaniels with his wife, Laura
Josh McDaniels with his wife, Laura (source:

After two years of togetherness, Josh and Laura decided to tie the knot. Now, they are proud parents of four children: Jack McDaniels, Maddie McDaniels, Livia McDaniels, and Neenah McDaniels.

Josh McDaniels: Videotaping Scandal

On November 27, 2010, The Denver Post reported that the NFL had launched an investigation into the Denver Broncos, prompted by a troubling revelation.

It came to light that Steve Scarnecchia, the team’s director of video operations, who was initially hired by Josh McDaniels in 2009, had surreptitiously recorded a walkthrough practice of the San Francisco 49ers during the Broncos’ Week 8 game at Wembley Stadium.

In swift response, the NFL imposed a $50,000 fine on both the Broncos and Josh McDaniels on the same day.

The incident also led to the termination of Steve Scarnecchia’s employment with the team.

As the investigation unfolded and under the scrutiny of NFL investigators, Scarnecchia confessed to acting independently and acknowledged that he understood the impropriety of his actions in recording the walkthrough practice.

In the course of the inquiry, NFL security professionals conducted a forensic examination of the computer from which Scarnecchia had subsequently deleted the incriminating tape.

Following the comprehensive investigation, both the NFL and the Denver Broncos concurred that Josh McDaniels had been unaware of the incident.

However, the NFL still penalized McDaniels for failing to promptly notify the league office of the occurrence, as stipulated by league regulations.

Furthermore, due to the principle that “clubs are ultimately liable for the conduct of their personnel,” the NFL also imposed penalties on the Broncos as an organization.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Josh served as the head coach of the Denver Broncos from 2009 to 2010. The Broncos had a record of 11-17 record at the end of McDaniels’ time. The coach was let go before the end of his second year.

Other than football, Josh is interested in the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). Likewise, the head coach also plays a little bit of golf.  

What was Josh McDaniel’s first car?

Josh’s first car was a used Saturn with a stick shift that had no power windows, seats, or locks. His father purchased it for him after he received his college diploma, 


Aayusha Bhattarai

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