Kyle Whittingham is the head coach and driving force behind Utah Utes at the NCAA Football. He has also remained the former player before becoming the football coach. Since 2005, he has occupied the role of the head football coach at the University of Utah. Before becoming the head coach at Utah, he served the designation of defensive coordinator at Utah for ten seasons. He earned the title of head coach at Utah in 2004 after Urban Meyer left for the University of Florida.
Kyle Whittingham was born on 21st November 1959 and he is 63 years old. Kyle was brought up in San Luis Obispo, California. His father’s name was Fred Whittingham, who was the linebacker and professionally played for nine years and then became the coach for almost 20 years.
Kyle Whittingham received his graduation degree from BYU [psychology] in 1982. He got married in 1983, and after that, he earned a master’s degree in professional leadership in 1986. Currently, he is holding the membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Kyle Whittingham Career
Kyle Whittingham used to play as the linebacker for BYU University from 1978 to 1981. At BYU, he initially played as the running back and then as the liner back, during which he recorded 27 tackles. After graduating from BYU, he started playing as a linebacker for the Denver Gold and New Orleans Breakers of the USFL and the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL. As the replacement squad, he played for the Los Angeles Rams’ in 1987.
Kyle Whittingham’s coaching career began in 1985 when he was announced as the graduate assistant for BYU for the seasons 1985 and 1986. Later, he was designated defensive coordinator for the College of Eastern Utah in 1987. He was the coach at the College of Eastern Utah until he didn’t get another job at Idaho State, where he spent nearly five coaching seasons. After that, Kyle joined the Utah staff as a defensive line coach alongside his father, Fred Whittingham.
In 1995, Kyle replaced his father, Fred, and was designated as defensive coordinator. Kyle remained the defensive coordinator for around ten years and was guided under Ron McBride and Meyer until he earned the head coach name in 2004. He is still there on the designation of head coach for the University of Utah.
Kyle Whittingham Biography
|Real Name||Kyle David Whittingham|
|Birth Date||21 November 1959|
|Age (as of 2023)||63 Years|
|Birth Place||San Luis Obispo, California, United States|
|College||Brigham Young University|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in Centimeters – 183 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 85 kg – in Pounds – 187 lbs|
|Mother||Nancy Livingston Whittingham|
|Brother||Cary Whittingham, Fred Whittingham Jr., Brady Whittingham|
|Who is his wife?||Jamie Whittingham|
|Children||Four (Alex, Kylie, Tyler & Melissa Whittingham)|
Kyle Whittingham is a happy-living married man. He got married to Jamie Daniels in 1983 after completing his graduation in 1982. The couple has raised four children- Kylie, Alex, Melissa, and Tyler.
Kyle Whittingham is available on Twitter with the handle name – @UtahCoachWhitt, where he highlights his bio and says, “….Head Coach. Husband, father & grandfather. All in or in the Way!….” He joined Twitter in August 2013, and since then, he has gathered around 65.6K followers, with only 98 in the following list. He is highly active on Twitter and often posts updates regarding his Utah team and other new introductions.
On Instagram, Kyle is available with an unverified account – @utahcoachwhitt, with 4,339 followers and 73 in the following list. He has only 14 posts on Instagram, all belonging to his work surroundings and fun with his teammates.
On LinkedIn, he goes by the name – Kyle Whittingham, where he highlights his profession as the coaching staff for the University of Utah [2005 to present].
On Facebook, he goes by the name- Kyle Whittingham, where he has 286 friends and is being followed by only two persons. According to Facebook, he married on the 24th of August 2011, which was probably his anniversary celebration.
Kyle Whittingham Salary & Net Worth
In the document, Kyle was made a coach whose contractual date was kept till 2020. He received a payment of $3.3 million per year per contract. Eventually, he became the second-winning coach in the school’s history. Then, he got the renewal of his contract till 2027 @ $5 million.
Besides being a player, a coaching personality, and a highly paid personality, he is also a philanthropist and often donates money to the Ty Jordan Memorial Fund [renamed to the 22 Forever Memorial Scholarship], where he had a donation of $100,000.
- He spares his time for skiing, playing tennis, and golf.
- According to Kirk Herbstreit, he is an excellent performer and excels in all these games.
- In 1981, he received honors like first-team all-WAC and WAC Defensive Player of the Year– when he was about to graduate in 1982.
- He also received the defensive MVP of the 1981 Holiday Bowl and played in all first four Holiday Bowls.
- In 2009, he was invited to the Holiday Bowl Hall of Fame.