Cindy Gruden owes her rise to immense popularity to her husband of many years. She was a cheerleader before her closeness to her husband drove her to the limelight. Ever since then, she has been able to sustain her relevance under the spotlight, not just as a wife but also as the mother of the popular NFL football running back, Deuce Gruden.
Cindy is an avid sports lover who was an active cheerleader at the university where she met her husband, Jon Gruden, who was part of a football program at the time. She is basically into aerobics and fitness and has served in several capacities. Below are all the deets about the mother of Deuce Gruden.
Cindy Gruden – Bio
Though Cindy Gruden is known to many people within and outside the football community as the wife of Jon Gruden, there’s little to no available information about her family background and personal life. Cindy is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, but the day, month, and year she was born are yet to be publicized. Similarly, it is not clear if she is an only child and where exactly she received her elementary and high school education.
Deuce’s mom is a graduate of the University of Tennessee from where she got her degree in Classical Piano and Music Education. To her credit, Cindy also holds a degree in Educational Administration. During her four years in the higher institution, she served as a cheerleader and was an All-American Collegiate Cheerleader.
Regardless of her family’s influence in society, Cindy is successful in her own right as well. She’s into charity and runs a cancer-related philanthropic program with her celebrity husband. On several occasions, they’ve raised funds and also assisted many organizations in the States. Mrs. Gruden often organizes a get-together for the wives and girlfriends of footballers playing in her husband’s team and also renders help to them in her own special way.
In addition, the former cheerleader has joined forces with colleges and high school camps and also served as the head instructor for the National Cheerleader Association.
Cindy Gruden and her husband met while the latter was working as an assistant coach at the University of Tennessee. The two started dating after the meeting but Jon, who was struggling to find his feet in his career at the time, is said to have told her that he would only get married to her whenever he secures a full-time job at the university.
When he was finally hired as a coach, he took Cindy to a local jewelry shop and bought her an engagement ring worth $1800. The two eventually got married on the 6th day of July 1991 in a private ceremony graced by their families and friends. Together, they share three lovely sons named Deuce Gruden (born January 19, 1994), Michael Gruden, and Jayson Gruden.
Deuce has since followed in his dad’s footsteps in the sports community. He is a football star who has featured for various teams as a running back. Michael and Jayson, on the other hand, are doing great and set to make the most out of their talents.
The son of Kathy Gruden and Jim Gruden, Cindy’s husband was born on the 17th day of August 1963, in Sandusky, Ohio, in the United States. The University of Dayton graduate has served as a coach in several teams such as Green Bay Packers (as a wide receivers coach, 1993–1994), Philadelphia Eagles (as an offensive coordinator, 1995–1997), Oakland Raiders (as the head coach, 1998–2001), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (as the head coach, 2002–2008), Southeast Missouri State (as a passing game coordinator, 1988), and Pittsburgh (as a wide receivers coach, 1991). Currently, he has been the head of the Oakland Raiders football team since 2018.
Jon has also worked as a commentator for Monday Night Football and ESPN. This was before he left coaching for broadcasting in the year 2009. The game he covered for ESPN was the 2017 AFC Wild Card game that was played by the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans.
Facts About Deuce Gruden’s Mother
1. She is a hardworking woman who makes a reasonable sum of money from her fields of endeavor. However, the exact amount she has garnered from her career is not known to the public but her husband has a net worth of $22.5 million.
2. She was originally born Cindy Brooks.
3. Cindy has no official accounts on social media.
4. The color of her hair is blonde, however, details about her height, weight, and body measurements are currently unavailable.