Who is Sean Payton?
Sean Payton is a well-known name in sports. He gained the name of being a brilliant player. Presently, he is an American football coach of the New Orleans Saints of the NFL (National Football League). He has served the team since 2006. Earlier he played football at Naperville Central High School as well as Eastern Illinois University from the position of quarterback. Then, since 1988, he started his coaching career as an offensive assistant for San Diego State.
Sean Payton was born on December 29, 1963, as the name Patrick Sean Payton, in San Mateo, California. He was born to his father Thomas Payton and his mother Jeanne Payton, with the star sign of Capricorn. Thomas had a job in the insurance industry. Thomas and Jeanne are the origins of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Furthermore, he holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, it is unknown. With the height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m), and weigh about 91 kg (200 lbs), he has been able to maintain his body fit and healthy along with having an amazing personality.
Early Life of Sean Payton
From an early age only, Sean showed an interest in playing football. He raised up in Naperville, Ilinois. While, in his grade school and middle school years, he resided in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. For education, firstly, Sean attended Naperville Central High School, located in Naperville, Illinois. During his school, he played as the quarterback.
After being certified from the school in 1982, he got a football scholarship at Eastern Illinois University. During the college, he made a record of 300 yards in each game. Besides, he also became a representative of a Sigma Chi, social fraternities in North America.
Playing Career of Sean Payton
In 1987, he tried to enter the NFL, however, he did not become selected for the NFL Draft. Then, he tried for Kansas City Chief. Eventually, he started playing for the Chicago Bruisers and Pittsburgh Gladiators. Also, he represented the Chicago Bears at the 1987 NFL players strike. He played three games and made a record of 79 yards.
In the next year, he played for the British American national team, Leicester Panthers of the UK Budweiser National League. He drove the team for the Quarterfinals of the British League.
Sean Payton’s Coaching Career
Sean Payton started his coaching career at the San Diego State University in 1988 being an offensive assistant. Also, he worked as an assistant coach in several other universities like Indiana State and Miami. Also, he is a coach of a famous football player, Marshall Faulk. Likewise, he has also coached RB Deland McCullough. While at the University of Illinois, he helped QB Scott Weaver.
In 1997, he worked as a quarterback coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. He worked there for two years. Then, in 1999, he coached for the New York Giants. In the next year, he became promoted to the offensive coordinator. Also, he drove the team to go for the Super Bowl XXXV. However, as in 2002, the Giants had poor performance, he had to leave the team. Meanwhile, he got appointed in the Dallas Cowboys.
Sean joined the Cowboys and the Bill Parcells, in 2003 as an assistant head coach and a quarterbacks coach. During the time, he guided many competent players like Quincy Carter, Drew Bledsoe, and Vinny Testaverde. He worked there till 2005. In 2005, he became promoted as the assistant head coach/ passing game coordinator.
New Orleans Saints
In 2006, he joined the team as a head coach. Though initially, the team became the second-worst team in the league, later struggling they played proficiently. Moreover, in 2007, he won the AP NFL Coach of the Year Award. Likewise, the 2009 season became the most successful season, as they gained success winning the Super Bowl XLIV.
Furthermore, Sean published a book in 2010, named “Home Team: Coaching the Saints and New Orleans Back to Life”. Sadly, while coaching in 2011, he suffered from tibia injury. In 2016, he extended his contract with the Saints for five years.
Sean Payton’s Wife
Sean Payton is a married man. He tied a knot with Beth Shuey in 1992. The couple met each other while coaching at Indiana State. Beth was raised up in Morocco Indiana and is a graduate of Ball State University. The couple also is blessed with two children; daughter Meghan Payton born in 1997, and son Connor born in 2000. Meghan Payton is an aspiring broadcaster of sports.
Sean Payton has been able to earn massive popularity from his professional career. Likewise, along with earning name and fame, he has been able to earn a handsome amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be about $22 million.