Steve Baylark Wife: Was He Really Dating Mike McDaniel Wife?

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Steve Baylark is rumored to have a wife. However, there is no evidence that suggests that Baylark is married. Moreover, there are no traces of his dating life as well.

After the American football coach revealed his love story and his first encounter with his wife, Katie.

Following this, there were rumors that the former American football running back and Katie, Mike’s wife, had dated in the past.

Did they really date or is it just a rumor among the netizens?

Steve Baylark During His Time With The UMass
Steve Baylark During His Time With UMass (Source: X)

Steve Ray Baylark, born July 28, 1983, is a former American football running back who played in the NFL for a brief stint.

After graduating from Apopka High School, Baylark committed to playing college football at the University of Massachusetts.

Playing for UMass, he earned several honorable mentions, including the 2006 Atlantic 10 Co-Offensive Player of the Year and All-American.

As an undrafted free agent, the Arizona Cardinals included the UMass Athletics Hall of Fame in the practice squad and later by the Denver Broncos (2008).

Additionally, he played a season with the Sacramento Mountain Lions in the United Football League.

Steve Baylark Wife: Was He Really Dating Mike McDaniel Wife?

Steve Baylark, a former football running back, has not disclosed anything about his wife and marital life.

Additionally, he is not reported to have been involved in a romantic relationship with anyone. Or, at least, he has managed to keep his private life away from the public limelight.

However, recently, after Mike McDaniel opened up about his love story and how it all began, a new topic of discussion surfaced.

In his story, Mike mentioned that his now-wife, Katie, was dancing with Steve Baylark. This reference to Baylark has given rise to rumors suggesting that Katie and the former running back may have had a romantic history.

Nevertheless, there is no concrete evidence to support the notion that they were involved in any kind of relationship.

The Complete Story of How Dolphins Coach Met His Wife

During the Amazon Prime broadcast of the Dolphins’ victory over the New York Jets on Black Friday, play-by-play announcer Al Michaels shared a story with coach Mike McDaniel.

McDaniel, formerly the running backs coach for the Sacramento Mountain Lions in the United Football League, disclosed how he met his wife at a nightclub after a game.

The story involved a playful interaction with a running back dancing with McDaniel’s future wife, Katie Hemstalk.

Mike revealed his now-wife was dancing with one of his running backs. In a playful manner, he jokingly said to the running back, “Listen, you’re not dancing with her anymore or you’re not playing with this team next year.”

While social media responded with humor, some criticized it as an abuse of power.

The Dolphins Head Coach Mike McDaniel With His Wife, Katie, And Kids
The Dolphins Head Coach Mike McDaniel With His Wife, Katie, And Kids (Source: Instagram)

When asked about the story, McDaniel clarified that the perceived threat to the player was a joke.

Moreover, McDaniel also believes that Steve, who was dancing with Katie, was aware of his humorous gesture.

Reflecting on this incident, despite the wrong interpretation by people, he doesn’t regret anything, given how the relationship turned out.

Four years after this incident, the Dolphins head coach married Katie in 2014. From their marriage, they welcomed a daughter, Alya June, in 2020.

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