Nick Saban Biography

Nick Saban or Nicholas Lou Saban Jr is an American Football coach who is renowned for being the coach of the University of Alabama Football team. He is also known to have coached the NFL team Miami Dolphins and is among one of the most respected and popular names in the football industry.

Early Life

Nick was born on 31st October 1951 in Fairmont, West Virginia to Mary Saban and Nick Saban Sr. His father died while he was in the first year of his graduation. Nick completed his school education at Monongah High school in Monongah and for his higher education, he attended Kent State University. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business from the university. He was also part of the college football team. From his college, he got the chance to play and get into football. He continued his master’s education and obtained a degree in Sports Administration from the same university.

Nick Saban Career

Nick started his coaching career as an Assistant Coach in the NCAA Division 1-A in various schools viz. Syracuse, West Virginia, Ohio, Navy, etc from 1977to 1987. Following these years, he became the assistant coach for the NFL team Houston Oilers. He worked with Huston Oilers till 1989 and joined in as the head coach for the University of Toledo. After that, Nick became the defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns team in 1990 and continued for four years at the same position before joining as a head coach at Michigan State in 1995.

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He helped the team to improve and win several matches and tournaments over the years and in 1999, he left the position and started working as the head coach at LSU. In 2004, again he left the team to join in as the head coach in Miami Dolphins where he coached the team for two years and left in 2006. In the 2007 season, he finally joined the University of Alabama as the head coach and since then has been coaching the team. Under his coaching, the team won several championships including 6 national titles, 9 SEC titles, and 5 SEC western division titles, etc.


He won several awards for his coaching like the Paul Bear Bryant Award in 2003 and 2020, Walter camp coach of the year title in 2008 and 2018, George Munger Award in 2016, Eddie Robinson Coach of the year in 2003 and 2008, and five times SEC coach of the year. Due to his coaching work, he came to be known as the best college football coach, and recently in 2021, he signed a contract extension with Alabama to stay as their head coach.

Nick Saban Biography

Real Name Nicholas Lou Saban Jr.
Birth Date 31 October 1951
Age (as of 2021) 69 Years
Birth Place Fairmont, West Virginia, United States
Nationality American
Profession Football Coach
Religion Roman Catholic
Sun sign Scorpio

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 185 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 83 kg  –  in Pounds –  185 lbs
Shoe Size 9 U.S.)
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Average


Father Nicholas Lou Saban Sr.
Mother Mary Saban
Sister Dianna Saban


School Monongah High school
College Kent State University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Wife Terry Saban
Children Kristen Saban, Nicholas Saban
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Personal Life

Nick is married to Terry Constable Saban since 1971. The couple met during high school and dated for a while before they got married. To everyone’s surprise, they married while in college. They have two children together, daughter Kristen Saban and Son Nicholas Saban. Nick is known to be on Instagram where he currently has 7462 followers. He is also on Twitter since 2014 and currently has 16.7k followers.

Nick Saban Net Worth

Nick has been working as a coach for several colleges as well as NFL teams and has been able to earn a lot of wealth. He leads a luxurious lifestyle and his net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $3million.


  • He was saved from the Kent State University shootings in 1970 as he went to have lunch before going to the rally.
  • Nick used to play as a quarterback for the West Virginia State Championship team while he was in high school in 1968.
  • He made a cameo appearance in the movie The Blind Side.
  • A documentary movie about him, named Nick Saban: Game changer was released in August 2010 including various interviews.
  • He is the co-founder of Nicks’s Kids foundation which is used to support children’s needs.
  • He attends the St. Francis of Assisi University Parish in Tuscaloosa and is a Roman Catholic.

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