Mike Zimmer - Updated May 2024

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Mike Zimmer

Mike Zimmer is a former American football player and American football head coach. Moreover, Mike Zimmer is currently working as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL).

Early Life

Michael Zimmer best known as Mike Zimmer was born on the 5th June of 1956, in Peoria, Illinois, the United States of America. According to his birth date, he is 67 years old and holds American nationality.

Moreover, he has a zodiac sign of Gemini and his ethnicity is unknown. He is the son of Bill Zimmer (father) and Ann Zimmer (mother). Mike’s father was a former NFL player and coach.

Whereas, his mother was a housewife. Besides this, he has two siblings; Bill Zimmer Jr and Karen Bates.

Mike Zimmer – Net Worth 2024

As an NFL football coach, Mike has earned a huge sum of money. Talking about his net worth, he has a net worth of $8 million as of 2022.

Body Measurements

This football coach stands 5 feet 7 inches tall with weighs around 66 kg. Moreover, Mike has black hair with black eyes color and there is no other information regarding his other body stats.

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Caption: Mike Zimmer body measurement (Source: Zone Coverage)

Educational Background

Regarding his educational career, Mike studied at the Lockport Township High School in Lockport, Illinois. He was a renowned athlete in several sports there. He received all-conference recognition in football, wrestling, and baseball, for example (1972-73).

He attended Illinois State University after graduating, where he played quarterback in 1974. Sadly, Mike injured his thumb in 1976, forcing him to switch to linebacker.

And if that wasn’t enough, a neck injury the same year brought an early end to his professional career. He didn’t give up though and shifted his focus to coaching. He eventually earned a degree in physical education.

Professional Career

Mike began coaching after his playing career was suddenly cut short. Additionally, he couldn’t give up the game because of his intense affection for it. From 1979 to 1980, he held his first coaching position at the University of Missouri.

He was a part-time defensive assistant there. Following that, he worked in a variety of coaching positions for eight years at Weber State College.

He then served as the defensive back and defensive coordinator for the Washington State Cougars from 1989 to 1993. Thus, in 1994, with the Dallas Cowboys, he got his first shot at the NFL after 14 years of hard work in college football.

He continued working for the club until 2006. Most notably, during his 12-year tenure in Dallas, Mike won Super Bowl XXX in 1995. The native of Illinois began playing for the Atlanta Falcons in 2007 before going to the Cincinnati Bengals.

In addition, he worked with the Bengals from 2008 to 2013 as their defensive coordinator. He then became the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings.

He has since led his team to two NFC North titles in 2015 and 2017. The professional football coach continued to work with the Vikings in 2018.

He also became the fourth Minnesota Vikings head coach in franchise history to record 40 wins. Similar to how he did in 2019, he passed 52 franchise wins to become the third coach. Later, this coach signed a three-year (through 2023) contract extension with the Vikings in July 2020.


In his coaching career, Mike Zimmer has collected several awards and recognition. Mike has received Super Bowl champion (XXX). Likewise, he has earned the NFL Assistant Coach of the Year (2009) and the George Halas Award (2010)

Relationship Status

Currently, Mike Zimmer is single. However, he was married to his college friend, Vikki Zimmer in 1982. Firstly, the couple met each other in 1980 when they attended Weber State University.

With the marriage, the couple has three kids, Adam, Corri, and Marki Zimmer. Sadly, on 8th October 2009, his wife Viki passed away unexpectedly. At the moment, this football coach is not a part of controversy nor got any rumors.

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Caption: Mike Zimmer with his family (Source: Zone Coverage)

Mike Zimmer – Social Media

At the moment, Mike Zimmer is not active on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He might like to be a private person keep his life away from the limelight of the media.