Steve Mariucci Bio, Age, Wiki, Tom Izzo, 49ers, Detroit Lions, NFL, Net Worth

Steve Mariucci (Stephen Ray Mariucci) is an American sportscaster and former football coach who was the head coach of two National Football League teams

Steve Mariucci Wiki

Steve Mariucci (Stephen Ray Mariucci) is an American sportscaster and former football coach who was the head coach of two National Football League teams; the San Francisco 49ers and the Detroit Lions, and for a year at the University of California, Berkeley.

Steve Mariucci

Steve Mariucci Age

Mariucci was born on November 4, 1955, in Iron Mountain, Michigan.

Steve Mariucci Biography

Mariucci was raised in Iron Mountain, Michigan, in the Upper Peninsula, where he met best friend and current Michigan State University basketball head coach Tom Izzo. He and Tom Izzo attended Iron Mountain High where they were teammates on the football, basketball, and track teams.

Mariucci was a three-time All-America (Division II) quarterback at t Northern Michigan University (NMU) in Marquette where he and Tom Izzo were roommates. In 1975 as a sophomore, he led the Wildcats to three postseason wins and the national championship. He signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League in May 1978 but was released a month later on June 9.

Mariucci began his coaching career at his alma mater (1978–79) and moved to Cal State Fullerton (1980–82) and Louisville (1983–84). His first proposition was as a receivers coach for the USFL’s Orlando Renegades in 1985 and later that fall, he had a brief stint in the NFL with the Los Angeles Rams as quality control coach.

He then returned to college football and joined the USC staff in 1986 and coached wide receiver Ken Henry to a season where he had 807 yards with 7 TDs; WR Randy Tanner also had 408 yards with 3 TDs.

In 1987, he then moved to the coaching staff at the University of California, Berkeley (Cal). That first season, WR Brian Bedford had 515 yards with 4 TDs and WR Mike Ford had 479 yards with 3 TDs. In 1989, WR Brian Treggs had 746 yards with 4 TDs.

In 1990 and 1991, Mariucci was the Golden Bears’ offensive coordinator. Quarterback Mike Pawlawski threw for 2,069 yards with 17 TDs and RBs Anthony Wallace and Russell White combined to run for 2,002 yards with 16 TDs. In 1991, Pawlawski threw for 2,517 yards with 21 TDs and White ran for 1,177 yards with 14 TDs; WR Sean Dawkins had 723 yards with 11 TDs.

In 1992, Mariucci moved to the NFL and became the quarterback coach for the Green Bay Packers under new head coach Mike Holmgren. After four years with the Packers, he returned to Cal as head coach in 1996 and went 6–6, ending with an Aloha Bowl loss to Navy.

Steve Mariucci San Francisco 49ers

Following his season with the Golden Bears, Mariucci was considered a leading candidate for several NFL head coaching positions and was hired by the San Francisco 49ers to succeed George Seifert.

In 1997, in his first season, the 49ers went 13–3 during the regular season, earning home-field advantage in the playoffs in the National Football Conference (NFC). After defeating the Minnesota Vikings in the divisional round, San Francisco hosted the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game but lost 23–10 in a muddy, rainy contest at Candlestick Park. The defeat was the 49ers’ fourth NFC title loss of the 1990s. This is following losses to the New York Giants in 1990 and the Dallas Cowboys in 1992 and 1993. The loss was their third playoff loss to the Packers in as many seasons.

In 1998, the 49ers posted a 12–4 record and returned to the playoffs as a wild-card team, but lost 20–18 in the divisional round to the eventual NFC champion Atlanta Falcons. Two losing seasons followed, but in 2001, the 49ers returned to the playoffs after a 12–4 season, once again to be eliminated by the Packers.

2002, was Mariucci’s final season in San Francisco. The 49ers won the NFC West with a 10–6 record and beat the Giants in a controversial wild-card game. They posted the third-biggest comeback playoff victory in NFL history (second biggest at the time). However, they were crushed 31–6 by the eventual Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the divisional round.

On January 15, 2003, the 49ers fired Mariucci, reportedly after the coach lost a power struggle with general manager Terry Donahue. As San Francisco’s coach, Mariucci compiled a 60–43 (.583) record, while his teams earned playoff berths four times.

Steve Mariucci Detroit Lions

On February 4, 2003, Mariucci was named the Detroit Lions’ 22nd head coach. He was later fired on November 28, 2005. In his three seasons in Detroit, he compiled a disappointing 15–28 (.349) record. His troubles in Detroit were partially attributed by many fans and experts to poor personnel evaluations by then Lions’ general manager Matt Millen; who had signed Mariucci to a five-year $25 million guaranteed contract, the NFL’s highest coaching contract at the time.

During his time in Detroit, the Lions finished no higher than third in their division and never contended for a playoff berth. The decision to fire Mariucci came after a 27–7 blowout loss on national television on Thanksgiving Day to the Atlanta Falcons.

Steve Mariucci NFL Network

Mariucci got hired by NFL Network to work on their show NFL GameDay and contribute as an analyst on NFL Network’s four-hour pregame show “NFL GameDay Morning,” as well as provide follow-up reports from the late afternoon and Sunday night matchups on “NFL GameDay Highlights.”

Steve Mariucci Net Worth

Mariucci has an estimated net worth of $16 million.

Steve Mariucci Twitter