Jon Gruden returns to coaching son's high school team
Jon Gruden will once again be a volunteer coach for one of his sons at Carrollwood Day School in Tampa, Fla, reports Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times.
Gruden's youngest son, Jayson, will be a freshman. The former NFL head coach and current Monday Night Football analyst previously joined the staff at Carrollwood Day in 2010 when his son Deuce was on the team. Gruden served as a volunteer offensive line assistant, even reportedly bringing his trademark intensity into an argument with referees during a game.
Gruden was at Carrollwood Day on Wednesday leading drills with players along with Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and running back Alfred Morris, as well as former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman, reports The Tampa Tribune.
Deuce Gruden is now a tailback at Lafayette College after graduating from Carrollwood Day in 2012.
In December, Gruden signed a contract extension with ESPN to remain on MNF through 2021. He joined ESPN in May 2009, five months after the Buccaneers fired him as head coach.
Gruden has frequently been linked to various head coaching jobs, but his contract extension will keep him "out of coaching through the remainder of [ESPN's] current NFL rights agreement," the network said upon announcing the deal.
- Mike Fiammetta