Tom Herman Biography
Tom Herman (Thomas Herman III) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the Florida Atlantic Owls, prior to that he was the head football coach at The University of Texas at Austin, and before that he was the head coach at the University of Houston.
Tom Herman Age | How Old Is Tom Herman
He was born on 2 June 1975 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. He is 47 years old as of 2022.
Tom Herman Height
Herman stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Tom Herman Family
Herman was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to his loving parents Thomas Joseph Herman Jr(father) and Rita Herman(mother). When he was six he moved with his mother to Carlifornia after his parents split up and that where he grew up. Tom did not really get along with his dad. His father lived in Simi Valley, he was in between jobs and in and out of rehab facilities.
After Simi Valley he moved back to Cincinnati but there too he was struggling till ended up living on the streets.
Tom Herman Wife | Michelle Herman Tom Herman
Herman is married to Michelle Herman, and together they have a daughter, Priya, and two sons, Maddock and Maverick.
Tom Herman Net Worth
Herman has a net worth of about $12 million which he earns from his career as an American football coach.
Tom Herman Salary | Tom Herman Contract
Herman signed a five-year contract with Florida Atlantic(FAU) that goes till the end of 2027, he will be earning a base salary of $750,000 in the first year, $1,000,000 in the second year, $1,250,000 in the third year, $1,350,000 in the fourth year and in the fifth year he will be earning a base salary of $1,500,000.
Tom Herman Education
Herman earned his B.S. in Business Administration from California Lutheran in 1997 where he was a cum laude graduate. He was a Presidential Scholarship recipient. At California Lutheran Herman was an All-Southern California Athletic Conference wide receiver. He thn earned a master’s degree from Texas.
Coach Tom Herman
Early coaching career
Herman started his coaching career in 1998 at Texas Lutheran as a receivers coach. He then took a position as a graduate assistant in 1999 at the University of Texas at Austin under the mentorship of Greg Davis. During his tenure at Texas, he worked with the offensive line, which included All-American Leonard Davis.
Sam Houston State
From 2001–2004, he worked with Sam Houston State. In 2004, they finished 11-3 and advanced to the Division I-AA championship’s semifinals. The Bearkats’ offense was ranked second nationally in passing offense, averaging 358.5 yards, while the Bearkats’ 471 yards of total offense was ranked fifth among Division I-AA schools.
After four seasons at Sam Houston State, Herman joined Texas State in 2005 as the offensive coordinator. During Herman’s two seasons at Texas State, his squad led the Southland Conference in total offense and the 2005 team ranked eighth nationally in scoring.
In 2007, Herman followed head coach David Bailiff from Texas State to form the new coaching staff at Rice. In 2008, Rice was ranked in the Top 10 nationally in passing offense (5th; 327.8), scoring offense (T8th; 41.6) and total offense (10th; 472.3).
Two Rice receivers had more than 1,300 yards receiving that year, quarterback Chase Clement was the Conference USA MVP and tight end James Casey had 111 catches.
In 2009, Herman joined Iowa State as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He installed his system and brought new life into the offense. During Herman’s three seasons at Iowa State, the offense improved considerably and broke numerous team and player school records. Iowa State’s 52 points in a win over Texas Tech marked the most points put up by the Cyclones against a conference opponent in 38 years.
Tom Herman Ohio State
On December 9, 2011, Herman was selected by Urban Meyer as his offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Buckeyes.
After leading Ohio State’s fourth ranked offense to their first national title since 2002, while playing two backup quarterbacks, Herman was awarded the Broyles Award, given annually to the nation’s top assistant coach on December 9, 2014.