Mostly Credited As: John Madden (1)
Birth Name: John Earl Madden
Date Of Birth: April 10, 1936 (Age 78)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Austin, Minnesota
Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)
John Madden, game analyst on ABC's Monday Night Football, with over 25 years of sports broadcasting experience, will join the new NBC Sunday Night Football broadcast team beginning with the start of the 2006 National Football League season. Madden grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and played college football at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, where he was an all-conference tackle and also spent time on the defensive line. He was drafted in the 21st round by the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League in 1958, but suffered a knee injury in training camp and never played.
Madden became an assistant football coach for the Oakland Raiders in 1967. As the Raiders' head coach from 1969-1979, he won a Super Bowl in the 1976-1977 season. Madden guided the Raiders to 103 victories and only 32 losses (and 3 ties) in ten seasons, establishing the "Silver & Black" as an NFL power, and setting the highest regular season winning percentage for a coach in NFL history.