Gary Kubiak is a Super Bowl-winning coach best known as the offensive advisor for the prestigious NFL football team, the Minnesota Vikings. The former college quarterback joined the Vikings in 2019 and previously garnered much coaching experience with other similar professional teams like the Houston Texans and the Denver Broncos. Gary has also worked with the San Francisco 49ers and Texas A&M University as their assistant coach. As Vickie’s new assistant coach, Gary’s new role includes being in the boot camp in every game, as well as developing game plans and advancing scouting games. His presence in the professional team has greatly influenced their play strategy which suggests that he does have a leading role in the Vikings’ offence.
Gary Kubiak’s coaching experience that spans over a decade has earned him notable recognition and awards in the world of American football. He is a three-time Super Bowl champion and earned his very first Super Bowl ring in 1994. Most importantly, his three sons are at their best in their various sports career ventures. Let’s get to know more about the influential coach.
Who is Gary Kubiak?
Born as Gary Wayne Kubiak on August 15, 1961, the football icon is an American citizen and a native of Houston, Texas. His ethnicity is white and his parents are Willie Mae Kubiak and Alfred Kubiak. Gary attended St. Pius X High School where he began to unleash his football prowess as his school team’s quarterback. At the same time, he tried his hands on other sports like basketball, baseball and track. His incredible athletic strength and talent made him popular among his schoolmates who called him ‘Koob’. Upon finishing his high school career in 1978, he enrolled at Texas A&M University where he worked on achieving success in both his academics and football career.
Under the tutelage of Jackie Sherrill and Tom Wilson, Gary Kubiak not only played for four seasons, making it to the All-Southwest Conference team, but he also ended his college career with impressive conference records of 4,078 passing yards 31 touchdowns and 27 interceptions. Shortly afterwards, he began his professional career. He was actually selected by the Denver Broncos in the 8th round of NFL’s 1983 draft and he played his entire career as the Broncos’ backup for John Elway, a Hall of Famer.
Gary Kubiak began his career as a coach in the early 1990s. He started with the Texas A&M where he was employed as the team’s running back coach. However, he left after two seasons to join a professional team, San Francisco 49ers, as its quarterback coach and thanks to his coaching skills, the 49ers won the Super Bowl.
Moving forward in his career, Gary was employed by the Denver Broncos as a quarterback coach and offensive coordinator and he led the professional team from 1995 to 2005, helping them win two Super Bowls. He joined the Houston Texans as the second head coach in 2006 and led the team for seven seasons before transferring to the Baltimore Ravens in 2014 to serve as its offensive coordinator. The Raven’s performance under his leadership earned him recognition among the most sought-after head coaches in the NFL. He caught the attention of professional teams like the Chicago Bears, New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers but after leading the Ravens to Super Bowl victory, he stepped down briefly before returning to his coaching business in 2019 and with the Minnesota Vikings.
Salary and Net Worth
With an experience of over two decades as a professional coach, it is not surprising to see Gary’s net worth running in millions. The professional coach has accumulated as much as $18 million as net worth and his annual salary is placed at $5 million. His coaching skills have been evident in the success of a good number of professional teams he worked with. Players like Steve Young, a Hall of Famer, gathered their career’s best seasons under Kubiak
Gary Kubiak’s Family, Wife, and Children
The 6 feet tall Houston native is a married man. His wife is Rhonda Kubiak whom he married on June 5, 1983, and they have been living together since then. The NFL coach and his wife have three sons, Klint, Klein and Klay Kubiak who are equally talented in football like their father. While his son Klint is carrying on his career as a quarterbacks coach for NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, Klay plays quarterback at Colorado State. Even before his coaching career, Klint was famous at the Rice University where he played as the school team’s wide receiver. Their career success is not without the help and support from their father, Gary Kubiak who has been largely described as a responsible and trustworthy father and husband.
Aside from his personal family, Gary shares close ties with his parents and his elder sister Susan Pierce.