Sean Payton was born on December 29, 1963, in San Mateo, California. He is the Head Coach for the New Orleans Saints and has been coaching in the NFL since 1997. He coached the Saints and won the Super Bowl in 2009.
10 interesting facts about New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton
Sean Payton was a Quarterback at Naperville Central High School and Eastern Illinois University.
Sean Payton broke the picket-line in the 1987 NFL Strike and signed with the Chicago Bears. He was terrible, in three games played, he completed only 34% of his passes, totaled 79 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT and a QBR of 27.3. Funny thing looking forward is the INT he threw was against the New Orleans Saints, the team he would coach to a Super Bowl Championship 20 years later.
Sean Payton played for two Arena Football teams; the Chicago Bruisers and the Pittsburgh Gladiators. He also played in the Canadian Football League for the Ottawa Rough Riders.
Sean Payton started his coaching career in the college ranks. He started off as an offensive assistant at San Diego State University. After two seasons, he wen to Indiana State University and was QB and wide receiver coach. He returned to San Diego State University and spent two years as their RB coach, coaching All-Star RB Marshall Faulk.
Sean Payton, in 1994, became the Offensive Coordinator for Miami University in Ohio Illinois where in 1995, they scored the most points in a season in the last decade and finished 8-2-1.
Sean Payton landed his first job in the NFL with Philadelphia Eagles as a QB coach in 1997. Two years later, he would land his firs big job with his mentor Bill Parcells when he took the QB coach job for the New York Giants and the following year was promoted to Giants Offensive Coordinator.
Sean Payton had a reputation as a 24/7 guy with his work ethic. It was rumored that when the Giants made their run at the Super Bowl in 2000, Payton’s first year as Offensive Coordinator, he would lock himself in his office for days on end and just sleep on the couch when he needed rest. Otherwise he was watching film and studying tendencies.
Sean Payton was named Head Coach of the New Orleans Saints in 2006. Finishing the 2005 season, he Saints were the 31st team in the league finishing with a 3-13 record. In Sean Payton’s first year, aided by the signing of QB Drew Brees, they turned the Saints around in 2006, leading them to their first playoff appearance in 6 years.
Sean Payton was suspended for the entire 2012 season for his role in the “Bounty-gate Scandal.” For the year he was suspended, Payton served as the offensive coordinator for his son’s 6h grade football team in Texas.
Sean Payton and his estranged wife Beth in 2014 listed their $3.49 million dollar luxury Texas home in Westlake Texas for sale. It is almost 8,000 square feet and sits on 1.13 acres. The estate has 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms including a pool with a swim-up bar. It is part of the exclusive Vaquero Golf Club and the new owners will be able to take advantage of the golf course, tennis courts and resort spas.
Sources: Bounty-gate Scandal, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Pro Football Talk, The Times Picayune New Orleans, Famous Birthdays, Pro Football Reference, Coaching Roots, Zillow
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