About Lovie Smith
It has been announced that the overall estimate of Lovie Smith net worth is as high as 10 million dollars. However, it has been stated that his net worth has increased a lot in the recent years and currently reaches a sum of 17 million dollars. Moreover, his annual earnings have been claimed to be as high as 5 million dollars. Thus, this sum of money has also increased the total amount of Lovie Smith net worth. Lovie Smith is a popular and successful American football coach. Currently, he is serving as the head football coach at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
In 2004, he became the head coach of the Chicago Bears team, which plays in the National Football League, with which he worked until 2012. In the period of 2014-2015, Lovie Smith was the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. Lovie Smith has appeared two times in the Super Bowl. At first, he appeared there with the St. Louis Rams team as a defensive coordinator. His second time was with the Chicago Bears as the head coach. Thus, working with all of these teams has added up a lot of revenues to the current size of Lovie Smith net worth.
He was born in 1958 in Gladewater. However, he grew up in Big Sandy, Texas. When he was studying in high school, he played American football there as a linebacker and a defensive end. In the period of 1973-1975, his team became the winner of state championships three years in a row. After high school, he entered the University of Tulsa, where he continued his football career. His coach was John Cooper. Lovie Smith was titled as an All-American two times.
When he graduated, Lovie Smith decided to become a coach and this involvement has served as the main source of increasing the current sum of Lovie Smith net worth. In 1980, he started to work at the University of Tulsa as a defensive coordinator. In the period of 1981-1982, Lovie Smith served as the coach of defensive backs and wide receivers at Cascia Hall Preparatory School in Tulsa. In 1983, Lovie Smith began to coach college linebackers. He served as such at the University of Tulsa in the period of 1983-1986. In 1987, he coached at University of Wisconsin–Madison.
One year later, he joined the coaching staff at Arizona State University, where he stayed until 1991. In 1992, he coached at the University of Kentucky. In the period of 1993-1994, Lovie Smith was working as a defensive backs coach at the University of Tennessee. In 1995, he held the same position at Ohio State University. Thus, all of these positions have increased the total sum of Lovie Smith net worth a lot.
In 1996, Lovie Smith began to work in the National Football League, where he joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a linebacker coach. He worked with the team for five years and then joined the St. Louis Rams as the defensive coordinator.