- Full Name Steve Ambrose Sarkisian
- Occupation Football Coach, Former Football Player
- Nationality American
- Birthplace California, USA
- Birth Date Mar 08, 1974
- Age 49 Years, 11 Months
Steve Sarkisian | BiographyOn 2 January 2021, Sarkisian was named the 31st head football coach at the University of Texas at Austin.
On 2 December 2013, Sarkisian took the job of head coach at USC before Washington’s bowl game. He continued to have a successful period with his return to USC. However, on 12 October 2015, Sarkisian was announced to have been fired from his position as a coach due to misconduct among the team.
Steve Sarkisian is the Head Football Coach at the University of Texas.
Who is Steve Sarkisian?
Steve Ambrose Sarkisian, popularly known as Steve Sarkisian, is a former football player turned coach.
Steve was born on 8 March 1974 in Torrance, California. He is 47 years as of 2021. Steve is of Armenian and Irish ancestry and is the youngest of seven children. His father is of Armenian descent and was born and raised in Tehran, Iran, before immigrating to the United States to attend college at the age of 18. His mother is of Irish-American descent born in Massachusetts.
Sarkisian attended El Camino College in 1994 to earn his associate’s degree. He then attended Brigham Young University to pursue a degree in Sociology. During his studies at BYU, Sarkisian played college football as a quarterback and professionally with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.
Sarkisian’s career as a quarterbacks coach began in 2000 at El Camino College.
After working at El Camino College, he joined his former coach, Norman Chow, at the University of Southern California (USC). In 2001, Sarkisian worked as an offensive assistant and then became a quarterbacks coach in 2002 and 2003. In 2004, Sarkisian gained professional ranks as a quarterback coach for the Oakland Raiders of NFL.
In 2005, Sarkisian returned to USC for the football season and worked as the assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach. After Lane Kiffin took the head coaching job with the Raiders, Sarkisian replaced Lane Kiffin’s position as USC’s offensive coordinator.
On 8 December 2008, the University of Washington introduced Sarkisian as its 23rd head football coach during a press conference. He continued his tenure with Washington in the 2013 season and went on to win eight games.
Eventually, on 2 December 2013, Sarkisian took the job of head coach at USC before Washington’s bowl game. He continued to have a successful period with his return to USC. However, on 12 October 2015, Sarkisian was announced to have been fired from his position as a coach due to misconduct among the team.
In September 2016, Alabama hired Sarkisian as an analyst for their football team. He was promoted to the Alabama offensive coordinator position on 2 January 2017. On 7 February 2017, he was hired as offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons but was fired from the position on 31 December 2018.
Sarkisian was then re-hired by the Atlanta Falcons as the offensive coordinator in January 2019 and served as the interim head coach in 2020. During his tenure, he coached Mac Jones and Tua Tagovailoa. On 2 January 2021, Sarkisian was named the 31st head football coach at the University of Texas at Austin.
Net Worth and Salary
As the Head Football Coach at the University of Texas at Austin, his annual salary begins at $5.2 million for the 2021 season. As per the contract, his salary would increase by $200,000 each year, and eventually, in 2026, his salary would be $6.2 million.
In April 2015, it was reported that Sarkisian and his wife, Loreal Smith, had filed for divorce. Smith is a former collegiate track star and coach. The couple has three children, two daughters, Ashley and Taylor, and a son, Brady.