- Though the 2020 new year has brought joy to many people, Sam Wyche’s family didn’t, the famous professional football player and head coach died on the 2nd January 2020. Throughout his life, he has served as head coach form the Cincinnati Bengals. He was also a quarterback coach for the San Francisco 49ers.
- Death Cause and Funeral
- Net Worth, Salary, and Income
- Married to Wife, Jane Wyche
- Parents, Family, & Siblings
- Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Though the 2020 new year has brought joy to many people, Sam Wyche’s family didn’t, the famous professional football player and head coach died on the 2nd January 2020. Throughout his life, he has served as head coach form the Cincinnati Bengals. He was also a quarterback coach for the San Francisco 49ers.
Sam Wyche was born on Atlanta, Georgia, the U.S in 1945. Sam’s birthday is celebrated on the 5th of January and holds Capricorn zodiac sign. Belonged to American nationality and came from white ethnicity, he died on the 2nd of January, aged 74. He was raised along with a brother Bubba Wyche. Moreover, he garnered graduation from the University of South Carolina and went to attended Furman University.
Death Cause and Funeral
The Former of Head Coach Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sam Wyche, died at the aged 74 on Thursday in Pickens. S.C. According to sister station in Cincinnati WLWT, He passed away with a death cause after a short battle with metastatic melanoma.
Wyche’s had a history of blood clots in his lungs. Also, he had lived with cardiomyopathy and had a heart transplant in September 2016.
On Wyche’s death, Director of Communications, Donate Life South Carolina, Mark Johnson said:
The donation and transplantation community lost a great advocate today with the passing of heart transplant recipient Sam Wyche. In the 3 years since his transplant, Sam has done tremendous outreach on behalf of the over 113,000 others in need of a life-saving organ transplant.
Also, he said,
There is no doubt that others are alive today due to his work to register more organ, eye and tissue donors. We express our sincere condolences to his wife Jane, his children Zak and Kerry, and his grandchildren.”
However, Sam Wyche’s funeral news hasn’t been out yet. But his family will surely reveal when and where will Sam Wyche’s funeral will take place.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Sam began his playing career from college football as a quarterback at Furman University. He played Wheeling Ironmen of the Continental Football League from 1966 to 1967. Then, he got signed for AFL expansion with Cincinnati Bengals for the 1968 season. Not only that, but Sam also got the honor of the American Football Association’s Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Eventually, Sam started his coaching career as an assistant coach for the Gamecocks in 1967. From 1979 to 1982, he worked as an associate coach and directed for the passing game in San Francisco 49ers. He also led his team to win Super Bowl XVI. Then, Sam worked as head coach for Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also worked as a quarterback coach for the Buffalo Bills and offensive coordinator for the Pickens High School.
Before his death, Sam not only earned fortunes from Football but also from his political and broadcasting career. As of 2019, Sam Wyche’s net worth estimated at $5 million.
Married to Wife, Jane Wyche
Before resting in heaven, Sam has lived his married life happily. He had shared his oath to a wife named Jane Wyche. The pair had also completed their family with two children, a son Zak and a daughter Kerry. Not only that, but he has also lived being a grandparent of six grandchildren.
Parents, Family, & Siblings
Sam was born in the family of Wyche and came from a white ethnical background. However, his parents’ information hasn’t been surfaced. Still, he grew up with a brother Bubba Wyche. his brother was a quarterback player for Tennessee and has played in the World Football League and Canadian Football League.
Sam earned graduation from Furman University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Then, he received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of South Carolina.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Being a versatile person, Sam Wyche was active in many sectors. His height measured at 6 feet 4 inches and weight at 99kg. he had white eyes color and hair color