Lance Leipold Biography

Lance Leipold is an American football coach known as the coach of the University of Kansas football team and is also known as a former player himself. He is also known to have previously coached in the University of Wisconsin and the University of Buffalo.

Early Life

Lance was born on 6th May 1964 in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, USA. He was born in a white Caucasian family and follows the Christianity religion. His father’s name is Ken while his mother’s name is Kelly and he also has a sister. An interesting fact is that his father, his mother, his sister, and himself studied in the same high school. Since childhood, his love for outdoor sports was inevitable, and he used to play football in his school years. We believe Lance has completed his high school education from a local school in Jefferson County. For his higher education; he went on to attend the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1983. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1986.

Lance Leipold Career

Lance started his career as a football player in the year 1983 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team. He played at the quarterback position and maintained excellent records as a player throughout his years at college till 1986. In 1989, he became the assistant coach for the Doane Tigers team from Doane University but he only held the position for a short duration and in 1990, he joined back at the University of Wisconsin as an Assistant coach.

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In the year 1994, he also started coaching the team of University of Nebraska-Omaha as an assistant coach simultaneously to being a coach for the University of Wisconsin till 2006. The following year, he was appointed as the Head coach for the University of Wisconsin team. His team won the NCAA Division III football championship consecutively between 2007 to 2014. It all happened because of his dedicated coaching and techniques. He helped the team to win 5 seasons with great records and he came one of the greatest coaches in college football.

Widespread Fame

However, in 2015, he was signed by the University of Buffalo as a head coach where he stayed for 6 seasons till 2020. Under his coaching, the team won 2 Mid-American conferences: East Division in the year 2018 and 2020 with a score of 37-33 over the 6 years. Recently, he became the head coach for the University of Kansas and has only coached the team for one season so far at the Big-12 conference. The team played its first match under his coaching against South Dakota and managed to win with a score of 17-14, its first win since 2019.

Lance Leipold Biography

Real Name Lance Leipold
Birth Date 6 May 1964
Age (as of 2021) 57 Years
Birth Place Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States
Nationality American
Profession Football Coach
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Taurus

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 10” – in Centimeters – 177 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 85 kg  –  in Pounds –  187 lbs
Shoe Size 10 (U.S.)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Slim


Father Ken Leipold
Mother Kelly Leipold
Sister One


School Not Known
College University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Wife Kelly Leipold
Children Two (Lindsey & London Leipold)
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Personal Life

Lance is married to Kelly Leipold. The couple got married in the year 1999 and have been together for the past 21 years. They have two children together, a son named Landon and a daughter named Lindsey. Kelly is known to be 12 years younger than Lance but their relationship is strong as ever. Lance is known to be active on Twitter since 2012 and currently has 19.6k followers. He has maintained his LinkedIn profile up to date for his professional and business relations.

Lance Leipold Net Worth

Lance Leipold has been working as a college football coach for several years and has gained a lot of recognition, wealth is the by-product. Using his understanding and techniques in the game he is able to source his income being a professional coach and he has built an estimated net worth of around $3 Million as of 2021.


  • Leipold became the fastest coach to reach 100 victories in NCAA history in 2014.
  • He became the MAC coach of the year twice in 2018 and 2020 for coaching the University of Buffalo team and leading them to win the MAC twice.
  • Lance was named the WIAC Coach of the year thrice when the team won the championships in the year 2009, 2010, and 2011.
  • He is a 6-time AFCA coach of the year award winner from 2007 to 2014.

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