Steve Sarkisian is an American football coach and a former player. He is currently the head coach of the University of Texas at Austin. He has been staying in the position since the January of 2021.
Furthermore, he has previously served as a head coach at the University of Washington from 2009 to 2013. In addition, he is married to his wife named Loreal Smith and has three children from his former marriage.
How Old is Steve Sarkisian?
Steve, aged 48 years old, was born on the 8th of March, 1974 in Torrance, California to his parents; Seb Sarkisian and sally Sarkisian. In his family, he has a sibling named Dace Sarkisian.
In addition, he earns a bachelor’s degree in sociology from BYU in the year 1997 after getting an associate degree in general studies from El Camino in 1994.
Steve Has Worked as a Coach For Various Teams
Initially, he was standing out in his baseball and football career at West High School in Torrance, California. But did not attract any college football offers. So, afterward, he began his collegiate athletic career at the University of Southern California as a non-scholarship middle infielder.
Likewise, in the 1995 season, he was transferred to Brigham Young University as a junior in proving, Utah. He was recruited by DeWayne Walker then as an assistant coach for BYU Cougars.
Moreover, he played professionally for 3 years in Canadian Football League, 1997-1999. Besides, he has worked as a coach for El Camino College, USC, Oakland Raiders, University of Washington, Alabama, Atlanta Falcons and the University of Texas.
Steve Had Lost a $30million Lawsuit
In 2018, Steve had filed a lawsuit against USC claiming that he was improperly fired. The coach was believed to be intoxicated several times during the game and team meetings.
Moreover, he swore and slurred his words during USC’s annual “Salute to Troy” preseason pep rally. But, he later said that his behavior was due to the mix of alcohol with medication.
Sarkisian sued the university for breach of contract and discrimination based on disability, alleging that the school fired him instead of allowing him to seek treatment for alcoholism.
However, he lost the $30 million dollar lawsuit. However, he did not appeal, stating that he would respect the result and move on.
Steve is a Married Man
The football coach is currently married to a beautiful woman named Loreal Smith. The couple exchanged their wedding vows in June 2020. On the 30th June 2021 on Instagram, Sarkisian wished his wife a happy first anniversary.
Before marrying Loreal, he was married to a woman named Stephanie Sarkisian. The couple tied the knot in the year 1997. Likewise, they had three children together; two daughters Taylor and Ashley and a son named Brady.
However, things did not go in the right direction, and after nearly two decades of marriage, the couple decided to get a divorce in April 2015.
Steve Sarkisian Net Worth
As of 2022, Steve has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million. He is working at the University of Texas at Austin’s annual salary begins at $5.2 million for the 2021 season.
Moreover, as per his contract, his salary would increase by $200,000 annually. Going through his Ig handle, we could see that he sometimes go-to vacations, and enjoys his life with his beloved ones. We also got to know that he is a type of foodie person who likes to try exotic foods.
The celebrity coach stands at the height of 188 cm i.e approximately 6 feet and 2 inches tall. Meanwhile, he has quite a fit and a healthy body figure with a weight of 80 Kg.
He is active on Instagram and Twitter platforms, but not present on YouTube, TikTok, and Facebook. At the moment, he possessed 33.2k followers with 116 posts on his Instagram handed. Furthermore, he has a total of 116.6k followers with 2,728 tweets on his official Twitter account. He started his Twitter account in the December of 2008 and has followed 1,052 users.