When your dream of becoming a professional player in the sport you love fails to materialize, you can either sit in resentment like a popular trope in Hollywood productions, hating everything and everyone around you or you can find other ways to be an integral member of the sport you love, like becoming a coach. When Chris Foerster was faced with both options, he wisely went with the latter and has had a long career in the NFL, coaching various teams.
Chris Foerster played football from high school well into college level but was unable to make the transition into the NFL, which is the ultimate dream of many aspiring players. Instead, he has turned his disappointment into success, becoming one of the most recognized coaches in the National Football League. Here is everything you need to know about him, including his background and career as a coach.
Chris Foerster – Biography
Chris Foerster was born on the 12th of October, 1961 as Christopher Flyn Foerster to parents Richard and Lucinda Foerster, as one of two children.
Much of his familial background is unknown but he began his football career at high school before his performances earned him a scholarship at the Colorado State University football team, whom he played for between 1979 and 1982 as a center.
Following the completion of his college career, he joined the coaching team of Colorado State as a graduate assistant for a year before he became the team’s offensive line coach. He remained in his position as coach for four years before leaving to join the Stanford University team in 1988 as the assistant offensive line & special teams coach.
Chris Foerster worked for one more college team, Minnesota Golden Gophers for a season after he left Stanford in 1991 before he became an NFL coach, joining the Minnesota Vikings, where he worked as a tight ends coach and assistant offensive line coach between 1993 and 1995.
Over the course of his 34 years coaching career, Chris Foerster worked for other teams like the Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers, and the Miami Dolphins, where he had two different stints with. In his last role at Miami Dolphins, Chris Foerster was an offensive line coach.
Wife and Family
Chris Foerster has been able to build a family with his wife, Michelle Massey Foerster whom he got married to on the 29th of June, 1985. We do not know how long they dated before they walked the aisle but since they got married, the couple has given birth and raised three children – two sons, and a daughter.
Their first child, a daughter named Kathleen Foerster was born on the 9th of August, 1988, three years after their wedding. They gave birth to their second child, Jack Christopher Foerster in December 1991 while their last child, named Micah, has an unknown birth date.
Chris Foerster’s wife, Michelle is a registered nurse who has a degree in the subject from the University of Phoenix. His first child, Kathleen has gone on to earn a degree in Mass Media Studies and Spanish and also has a family of her own.
Who’s His Girlfriend?
Cocaine, they say, is a helluva drug and whilst it is almost always said in jest, indulging in it has often had severe repercussions. In the story of Chris Foerster, his engagement in the forbidden white powder resulted in his resignation from the Miami Dolphins on the 9th of October, 2017.
The incident, which was captured in a video and released online, featured a woman named Kijuana Nige, who at the time, was considered to be his girlfriend. Due to the presence of a much greater problem, the cocaine in the video, there has been little confirmation about the extent of Chris Foerster’s relationship with Kijuana.
Since the video surfaced and his subsequent resignation, he has admitted himself into a rehab facility and appears to be back with his family.
Chris Foerster’s Net Worth
Chris Foerster’s time in the NFL has been quite a lucrative one. His reputation, which has been built of his talent and performances, elevated him to become one of the highest paid coaches in the NFL, with an annual salary that was reportedly estimated to be between $2.5 and $3 million per year.
His net worth has become a subject of debate, considering that he has been found guilty of unpaid taxes estimated at over $600 thousand. That said, Chris’ net worth has been estimated at $3 million.