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Jimbo Fisher

Jimbo Fisher is a former football player and college coach in the United States. Moreover, Jimbo Fisher is the Texas A&M Aggies head coach. In the past, he was the head coach at Florida State University.

Early life

John James Fisher Jr. best known as Jimbo Fisher was born on 9th October 1965, in his birthplace, Clarksburg, West Virginia, the United States of America. As of now, his age is 58 years old and he is an American by nationality. Moreover, he belongs to the American-White ethnicity and has a horoscope of Libra. In addition, he believes in Christianity.

Talking about his parents, he is the son of Gloria (mother) and his father’s name is unknown. His mother teaches chemistry at Robert C. Byrd High School in Clarksburg, WV. He has a brother whose name is Bryan who is the offensive coordinator at Fairmont State University.


Talking about his academic career, he studied at North View Junior High School and Liberty High School before going to Salem College (now Salem International University) in Salem where this man played quarterback under head coach Terry Bowden from 1985 to 1986.

Moreover, Jimbo transferred with Bowden to Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where he played his final season for the Bulldogs and was voted Division III National Player of the Year. In addition, he still maintains several school records at Samford.

Professional career

Jimbo Fisher began the 1998 season as a player for the Chicago Bruisers of the Arena Football League. From 1988 to 1990, he worked as a graduate assistant coach for Terry Bowden at Samford, mainly with quarterbacks. Jimbo was hired as the full-time offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, and after two seasons as an assistant coach, he transferred to Auburn University to train quarterbacks with Bowden. He mentored Patrick Nix, a solid quarterback at Auburn. He coached quarterbacks and worked as the offensive coordinator at Cincinnati for one season in 2000 before entering Nick Saban’s staff at LSU.

Head coach at Florida State

He left the University of Alabama to join the Florida State University coaching staff as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, replacing Jeff Bowden, the son of then-Seminoles coach Bobby Bowden. After Bobby retired on January 5th, he became the ninth head football coach in Florida State history. He was officially named as the new head coach at a press conference hosted by Florida State University on January 7, 2010.

Moreover, he guided the Seminoles to their first 10-win season since 2003, and only their second of the new millennium, in his first season.

The Seminoles won their first conference title in seven years and made their first berth in a large bowl in seven years in 2012, defeating Northern Illinois in the Orange Bowl. His tenure at Florida State came to an end with the 2013 national championship season. For the second year in a row, the Seminoles went undefeated in the regular season. They concluded the 2017 season with their first losing record in ACC play since their existence.


His contract at FSU guaranteed him a salary of $215,000, with bonuses putting the overall package into the $400,000 range. He was paid about $600,000 per year under the new contract, with a $2.5 million buyout clause. If Jimbo is not appointed head coach by January 2011, the university has committed to pay him $5 million. In eight years at Florida State, he had an 83-23 record, a 2013 BCS national championship, three ACC conference championships, four Atlantic Division crowns (three outright, one shared), four AP Poll top 10 finishes, and four bowl game wins.

On December 1, 2017, he resigned as head coach at FSU to pursue the same position at Texas A&M University, where he accepted a 10-year, $75 million contract.

A&M University

When asked why he chose to take the A&M position in an August 2018 ESPN interview, he listed numerous factors, including his friendship with A&M athletic director Scott Woodward, as well as the A&M culture, academics, and facilities. He guided the Aggies to a 9–4 record and a second-place finish in the SEC West in his first season at A&M (2018), the program’s best conference performance since joining the conference in 2012. The season ended with a 74–72 win against LSU in seven overtimes, the program’s first win over the Tigers in 20 years.

Jimbo Fisher guided the Aggies to a 9–1 record in the 2020 season, earning the club the No. 4 spot in the AP Poll, the program’s highest playoff placing since the 1939 season. The Texas A&M Board of Regents voted to extend his contract until the 2031 season before the beginning of the 2021 season.

Moreover, he will be paid $9 million per year beginning January 1, 2022. He will be paid $95.6 million if he is fired without cause before December 1, 2020, which is the highest buyout clause in college football history.

Net Worth 2024

In 1987, he was named the Division III National Player of the Year. He earned the Broyles Assistant Coach of the Year Award finalist in 2001. Moreover, in 2013, he was named the AFCA Regional Coach of the Year and  Rawlings Football College Coach of the Year.

Jimbo Fisher

Caption: Jimbo Fisher receiving the New Texas Bow Trophy (Source: Dallas Morning News)

Talking about his net worth, this coach’s net worth is estimated at around $13 million as of 2022. With the Aggies, he recently signed a 10-year, $75 million contract. His annual base salary is $500,000, with an additional $7.5 million in “supplemental” income.

Relationship Status

In the past, he married Candi. They have two sons Trey and Ethan. On 11th June 2015, the couple announced that they had separated and were planning on divorce. Later divorced in the same year. Currently, this man is in a relationship with his girlfriend, Courtney Harrison, who has moved to College Station.

Jimbo Fisher

Caption: Jimbo Fisher with his ex-wife Candi and his kids (Source: Biography Mask)

Jimbo Fisher – Body Measurements

This football coach has blonde hair with green eyes. Besides that, there is no other information regarding his height, weight, shoe size, dress size, and others.

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Caption: Jimbo Fisher body measurements (Source: Gig Em Gazette)

Jimbo Fisher – Social Media

This football coach is not active on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Moreover, this coach likes to maintain a distance from social media.