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professional football coach , sportscaster

John Madden, American Television sports commentator, former professional football coach. Named Coach of Year American Football League, 1969, Sports Personality of the Year, American Sportscasters Association, 1985; recipient Emmy awards for sports broadcasting, 1982, 83, 85, 86, 87, 88.

Background

Madden, John was born on April 10, 1936 in Austin, Minnesota, United States. Son of Earl and Mary O'Flaherty Madden.

Education

Bachelor of Science, California Polytechnic University, 1959. Master of Arts, California Polytechnic University, 1961.

Career

Player, Philadelphia Eagles (NFL team), 1959;assistant coach, Hancock Junior College, Santa Maria, California, 1960-1962;head coach, Hancock Junior College, 1962-1964;defensive coordinator, California State University, San Diego, 1964-1966;with, Oakland Raiders, American Football League (now American Football Conference, National Football League), 1967-1979;linebacker coach, Oakland Raiders, American Football League (now American Football Conference, National Football League), 1967-1969;head coach, Oakland Raiders, American Football League (now American Football Conference, National Football League), 1969-1979;head coach NFL Pro Bowl team, American Football Conference, 1971, 73, 74, 75;head coach 6 Western division, American Football Conference championship teams, Super Bowl champions, 1976;sports commentator, football analyst, Columbia Broadcasting System Sports, 1979-1993;appears in television and radio commercialssports commentator, football analyst, Fox Sports, since 1994.

Achievements

  • Achievements include coaching the Oakland Raiders to seven American Football Conference Western Division titles, 1969, 1970, 1972-1976. Head coach of Super Bowl XI championship winning Oakland Raiders, 1977.

Works

Connections

Married Virginia Madden. Children: Mike, Joe.

father:
Earl Madden

mother:
Mary O'Flaherty Madden

spouse:
Virginia Madden

children:
Mike Madden

Joe Madden