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- What does Vic Fangio do for a living?
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- How much money does Vic Fangio earn?
- What is Vic Fangio’s net worth?
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Who is Vic Fangio?
Victor Mick Fangio, known as Vic Fangio is an American professional football coach. He recently worked as the head coach of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). Fangio is a 41-year coaching veteran with 33 seasons of NFL experience and was a defensive coordinator for 20 of the last 24 seasons at the NFL or college level prior to becoming the Broncos’ head coach. He worked as the Chicago Bears defensive coordinator after guiding the defenses for the San Francisco 49ers, Stanford University, Houston Texans, Indianapolis, and Carolina Panthers.
Vic’s defenses have constantly been among the most productive in the NFL in numerous categories. They were known for scoring defense, total yards allowed, and fewest penalties. His defenses have topped in the league’s top-five in yards allowed in eight of the last 13 years while rating in the NFL’s top-5 in fewest points allowed seven times over that span.
Vic Fangio coaching career
Vic played the defensive position of safety in 1975 at Dunmore High School in northeast Pennsylvania. He then went back to his high school as the linebackers coach and defensive coordinator from 1979 to 1981. Later in 1982, Fangio was the defensive coordinator at Milford Academy. He then became a defensive assistant coach for the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars of the United States Football League (USFL) in 1984.
How old is Vic Fangio?
Victor Mick Fangio was born on August 22, 1958, in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, U.S., and is aged 63 as of 2021. He shares his birthday with famous people including Dua Lipa, James Corden, Sarah Magusara, Morgan Adams, Liane Valenzuela, Kristen Wiig, Annie Proulx, Ari Stidham, Beenie Man, Bill Parcells, David Chase, among others.
Vic Fangio Family
Who are Vic Fangio’s parents?
Victor Mick Fangio was born in Dunmore, Pennsylvania to his parents Alice Fangio and Victor Fangio Sr. His father owned a local tailor shop in the nearby Scranton but died in 1992. His mother is still alive aged 93 years as of 2022. However, not much of his parents’ information is not disclosed to the media and remains as part of his private life.
Does Vic Fangio have siblings?
Fangio was born to his parents into a family of four children. He has three siblings, the eldest being his brother, Martin Fangio, and the second-oldest named Tony Fangio. The other brother is not well-known to the media.
Vic Fangio Education
Fangio studied at Dunmore High School in northeast Pennsylvania, where he played football. He then attended the East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.
Vic Fangio Wife
Fangio met Anne Patricia Doyle in the 1980s and they began dating. Later they married in the early 1990 but later divorced after many great years of marriage. The couple has two children together from their marriage before they parted ways.
Currently, Fangio is in a relationship with Kathy, who he met on the internet. They have dated for a long time and they currently live in San Francisco, although they are not yet married.
Vic Fangio Kids
Fangio and his ex-wife Anne have two children together. Their firstborn, son Christian Victor was born in 1991, and their second-born, daughter Cassandra ‘Cassie’ Fangio was born in 1996.
Vic Fangio Height
American football coach, Fangio has a well-built, athletic and muscular body. However, his height and weight are not yet disclosed and will be updated as soon as they are out.
New Orleans Saints
Vic started his NFL career with New Orleans from 1986 to 1994 as the team’s linebackers coach. Within this time he coached the famed ”Dome Patrol,” one of the greatest defensive groups of all time. During his nine seasons with the Saints, they ranked among the NFL’s Top 5 in total defense (300.0 ypg- 5th), scoring defense (18.1 ppg- 4th), sacks (408- 3rd), and takeaways (336- T-3rd).
In 1995, Fangio joined the Carolina Panthers, the inaugural season for the Panthers. From 1995 to 1998, he was the defensive coordinator under head coach Dom Capers and assisted the franchise to proceed to the NFC Championship Game in just its second season.
From 1999 to 2001, Vic coached the defense of the Indianapolis Colts under head coach Jim Mora Sr.
In 2002, Fangio joined another first-year team in the Houston Texans. From 2002 to 2005, he was Dom Capers’ defensive coordinator in Houston.
In 2006, Vic joined the Baltimore Ravens and served as a special assistant to the head coach/defensive assistant for his first three years with the Ravens. Later he coached a linebackers unit that featured All-Pro Ray Lewis in 2009.
Stanford and San Francisco 49ers
Fangio was the defensive coordinator for the Stanford Cardinal under head coach Jim Harbaugh in 2010. He then followed Jim to the San Francisco 49ers in 2011, after Jim was hired as the 49ers’ head coach. Together with Harbaugh, Vic was praised for changing the 49ers’ defense, attaining a league-high 35 turnovers in 2011. On January 15, 2015, he was released from his contract by the 49ers after Jim was released.
Fangio agreed in principle on January 19, 2015, to become the defensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears. In 2017, following the departure of outside linebackers coach Clint Hurtt, Vic took over that role in addition to his position as defensive coordinator. During his first three seasons in Chicago, the Bears defense improved from a 30th-ranked unit in 2014 up to being 14th, 15th, and 10th in total defense. His contract expired after the 2017 season and on January 3, 2018, he interviewed for the Bears’ head coaching position. The head coaching role finally went to Matt Nagy.
After nine days, Vic signed a three-year extension with the Bears to continue as their defensive coordinator. This made him the first Bears defensive coordinator to remain under a new head coach since Buddy Ryan with newly-arriving head Mike Ditka in 1982. He was also given full control of the defense. Under Fangio, the 2018 team defense excelled as it led the NFL in turnovers forced (38) and interceptions (27). The team was ranked third in total defense, second in yards per play allowed, and first in scoring defense. Fangio was later on January 17, 2019, named Assistant Coach of the Year by the Pro Football Writers Association. He then received the same honor from the Associated Press at the 8th Annual NFL Honors after a month.
Vic was hired as the 17th head coach of the Denver Broncos on January 10, 2019.
As Fangio assembled his staff, defensive backs coach Ed Donatell followed him from Chicago to work as his defensive coordinator. Outside linebackers coach Brandon Staley also followed him for the same position. Fangio lost his regular season head coaching debut against the Oakland Raiders on September 9, 2019, by a 16-24 score. He later recorded his first career victory as head coach on October 6, 2019, over the Los Angeles Chargers. Vic guided the Broncos to a 7-9 record completing 2nd in the AFC West in his first season as head coach.
The Broncos lost their main defensive player in Von Miller for the season following an injury in Vic’s second season as head coach. They started the 2020 season with a 16-14 defeat by the Tennessee Titans on September 14, 2020. Fangio was then fined US$100,000 by the NFL, on September 21, 2020, for not wearing a face mask properly as required for coaches during the COVID-19 pandemic, in a Week 2 game. Broncos’ backup quarterback Jeff Driskel tested positive for COVID-19, on September 28, 2020. Starting quarterback Drew Lock and third and fourth quarterbacks Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles had made physical contact with Jeff without protective masks. They were all put under league-mandated quarantine and were unable to play in the Week 12 game against the New Orleans Saints on November 29, 2020.
Undrafted wide receiver Kendall Hinton, who previously played quarterback at Wake Forest, was promoted from the practice squad. He was brought to serve as the emergency starter, with running back Royce Freeman as the backup. The team went on to lose to the Saints by a 31-3 score. Rypien, Lock, and Bortles were removed from the Reserve/COVID-91 list on December 1, 2020, and went back to the active roster in preparation for the game in Week 13 at the Kansas City Chiefs. Driskel later came back to the active roster on December 16, 2020. Fangio announced on December 2, 2020, that the team had fined all four of its quarterbacks for violating COVID-19 rules and not wearing maskings while in close contact with each other. Vic then led the Broncos to a 5-11 record in his second season, finishing 4th in the AFC West.
Vic guided the Broncos to a 3-0 start prior to going 4-10 the remaining season. Following their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the regular-season finale, the Broncos parted ways with Fangio. He completed his time with the team with a 19-30 (.388) record in three seasons.
Vic Fangio Net Worth
American football veteran coach has been coaching for 41 years and has become a highly-rated coach. He has coached both college and NFL teams throughout his career and was recently the Denver Broncos’ head coach from 2019 to 2021. Vic earned an average of $5.5 million annually and has gathered up a net worth of approximately $61 million as of 2021, and among the richest coaches.