Gary Kubiak Biography
Gary Kubiak (Full name- Gary Wayne Kubiak) is an American football coach and former player who was born on August 15, 1961, Houston, Texas, U.S. He is currently assistant head coach and offensive advisor for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL).
From 2006 to 2013, Kubiak served as head coach for the NFL’s Houston Texans and of the Denver Broncos in 2015 and 2016 before stepping down from the position on January 1, 2017, citing health reasons. He served as an assistant coach for the Broncos, Texas A&M University and San Francisco 49ers earlier in his coaching career. He was also the offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens in 2014.
Kubiak played quarterback in college at Texas A&M. He was drafted by the Broncos, where he played from 1983 to 1991 as the backup to John Elway, in the eighth round of the 1983 NFL Draft as the 197th overall pick.
Kubiak has participated in seven Super Bowls, losing three as a player with the Broncos, winning three as an assistant coach with the Broncos and the 49ers and winning Super Bowl 50 as the head coach of the Broncos.
Gary Kubiak Wife
Gary Kubiak married his wife, Rhonda, in 1983. Together, they have three sons: Klint, Klay, and Klein. As of 2019, Klint Kubiak is the quarterbacks coach for the Minnesota Vikings. Klay was a quarterback at Colorado State from 2005–2009, and is the head coach of the football team at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston since 2018. Klein played wide receiver for Rice University from 2010–2013 and is the Southwest Area Scout for the Denver Broncos since 2017.
Gary Kubiak Age
Kubiak was born on August 15, 1961, Houston, Texas.
Gary Kubiak Heart Attack
Gary Kubiak collapsed on the field on November 3, 2013, in what was later diagnosed as a transient ischemic attack (TIA), or mini-stroke, during halftime of the Texans game against Indianapolis. He was hospitalized for two days.
Gary Kubiak Broncos
Gary Kubiak signed a four-year deal to become the head coach of the Denver Broncos on January 18, 2015, after Broncos general manager John Elway dismissed head coach John Fox for two poor playoff eliminations. Wade Phillips, a former Broncos head coach, returned to the team to serve his second stint as Defensive Coordinator.
The Broncos installed a run-oriented offense with zone blocking to blend in with quarterback Peyton Manning’s shotgun passing style under Kubiak, but struggled with numerous changes and injuries to the offensive line. Furthermore, the 39-year-old Manning had his worst statistical season since his rookie year due to a plantar fasciitis injury in his heel that he had suffered since the summer.
The Broncos were carried by their defense, despite the offensive struggles, led by defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. Phillips replaced his predecessor’s complicated read-and-react 4-3 scheme with a simple aggressive 3-4 approach of attacking the ball. This saw the Broncos’ defense ranked No.1 in total yards allowed, passing yards allowed and sacks, and like the previous three seasons, the team continued to set numerous individual, league and franchise records.
Though the team had a 7–0 start, Manning led the NFL in interceptions. Manning suffered a partial tear of the plantar fasciitis in his left foot in Week 10. He set the NFL’s all-time record for career passing yards in this game, but after throwing four interceptions, Kubiak benched Manning in favor of backup quarterback Brock Osweiler, who took over as the starter for most of the remainder of the regular season.
However, during the Week 17 regular season finale, where the Broncos were losing by a score of 13–7 against the 4–11 San Diego Chargers, Gary Kubiak benched Osweiler and Manning re-claimed the starting quarterback position for the playoffs by leading the team to a key 27–20 win that enabled the team finish the 2015 regular season with a 12-4 record, winning the AFC West and securing the number one playoff seed in the AFC.
The Broncos defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the postseason, by a score of 23-16 in the Divisional Round and the New England Patriots 20-18 in the AFC Championship, advancing to Super Bowl 50. The Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, 24-10 in Super Bowl 50, winning the title and giving Gary Kubiak his first Super Bowl win as a head coach. Kubiak is the first person to have played in the Super Bowl and later win it as a head coach both with the same team.
Gary Kubiak experienced numerous setbacks the following season. The Broncos lost its two starting quarterbacks: Manning to retirement and Osweiler to free agency during the offseason. Kubiak now had to integrate and juggle two new starting quarterbacks in Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch as a result.
Gary Kubiak was rushed to a Denver-area hospital after experiencing flu-like symptoms and extreme body fatigue, shortly after the Broncos’ Week 5 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, . According to Elway, Kubiak had been feeling ill prior to the loss to the Falcons, and following a precautionary MRI and CT scan, Kubiak was diagnosed with a “complex migraine.” Special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis served as the team’s interim head coach for the team’s Week 6 Thursday Night Football loss at the San Diego Chargers, while Gary Kubiak underwent a doctor-mandated week of rest. This was the second time in three years in which Kubiak experienced a health scare in the middle of the season.
Gary Kubiak led the Broncos to another winning season, but despite the 9-7 record, the team missed the playoffs for the first time after five straight division championships. On January 1, 2017, following a 24-6 victory over the Oakland Raiders in the regular season finale, Kubiak announced in a meeting with his team that he was stepping down from his position due to health issues.
Kubiak made his retirement official during a press conference the next day, calling it an “extremely difficult decision” and thanking Elway, CEO Joe Ellis, owner Pat Bowlen, and the Broncos fans for their support of him during his retirement speech. Gary Kubiak was succeeded by Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, who also served as Kubiak’s defensive backs coach during his tenure on the Houston Texans.
Gary Kubiak Vikings
Gary Kubiak expressed interest in returning to the coaching ranks after two years off the field. Initial reports stated that Kubiak would return to the Broncos coaching staff as offensive coordinator. The Broncos, however, would surprisingly reverse that decision a few days later due to disagreements with newly-appointed head coach Vic Fangio on the team’s potential offensive philosophy and staffing. Kubiak decided to leave the organization even though he had the opportunity to remain on the personnel department.
Kubiak officially announced his return to coaching weeks later when he joined Mike Zimmer’s staff as an assistant head coach and offensive advisor for the Minnesota Vikings.
Gary Kubiak Net Worth
Gary Kubiak is an American professional football coach who has a net worth of $18 million dollars. He was born in Houston, Texas. While in high school, Kubiak was an All-State selection in football, basketball, baseball, and track and field.
Gary Kubiak News
Gary Kubiak stepped back on an NFL coaching staff in january 2019, but it’s not in Denver. The Minnesota Vikings hired the former Broncos and Texans coach as assistant head coach/offensive advisor, the team announced Monday. Kubiak interviewed earlier Monday in Minnesota and was scheduled to travel to Jacksonville to interview with the Jaguars on Tuesday. The Vikings apparently didn’t let him out of the building.