Virginia Fields is well known as the wife of John Madden aka John Earl Madden who was an American football coach and sportscaster. Her Husband Madden passed away at the age of 85 on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. The sad news of his demise was confirmed by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. His death was mourned by many of his fans, friends, family, including Jon Machota, Cousin Sal, Brett Favre, Denver Broncos, Adam Schefter, Jim Gray, mike “unc” taddow, Will Brinson, Kenny Nauta, Brett Favre, Phil Simms, Jon Machota, Jim Gray and many more.
Just a few days before his demise, he spent Christmas Day surrounded by friends and family and also they all watched the documentary about Hall of Fame coach After watching the documentary, Santos said Madden was amazed and made him realize his impact as a coach and fact that people loved him so much for a reason. His broadcast partner Al Michaels said 2013 interview with ABC and NBC, saying John Madden was very important in the history of football, and also told nobody has done things that John did being a football coach.
He got married to Virginia Fields on December 26, 1959, in the St Mary of the Assumption Church in Santa Maria. The couple reportedly met in Pismo Beach, California at the bar. The duo shares two sons named Joseph and Michael, wherein, Michael pursues a career in football and Joseph currently attending Brown University. Fields did not work but took care of the Madden household, she has taken care of family owns and especially the YIELD sign. The couple resided in Pleasanton, California with their two sons.
Who is Virginia Fields? Know More About John Madden Wife?
Virginia Fields is well known as the wife of John Madden aka John Earl Madden who was an American football coach and sportscaster. Virginia is very private about her life not many details about her personal and professional are known. However, her husband John Madden was born in Austin, Minn, on April 10, 1936, he is the oldest of three children. He has two sisters named Earl and Mary. His father served as a mechanic.
When Madden was 6 years old his family moved to Daly City, CA. He attended Catholic parochial school with John Robinson and also graduated from Jefferson High School in 1954. At his high school, he played one season at the College of San Mateo and also at the University of Oregon, he was given a football scholarship. With his best friend John Robinson, he played football and studied pre-law.
He was redshirted due to a knee injury and had a knee operation. In 1955, he earned a Bachelor of Science from the College of San Mateo and earned a Master of Arts in education in 1961. He later became the most recognizable ambassador of football professional. He was the head coach of the National Football League, Super Bowl XI, and Oakland Raiders.
He retired from coaching and until 2009 he served as a color commentator for NFL. He also won Sports Emmy Awards. Being a broadcaster, he worked for all four major American television networks including Fox (1994–2001), CBS (1979–1993), NBC (2006–2008), and ABC (2002–2005). He also served as a commercial pitchman for various retailers and products.
In 1960, he served as an assistant coach at Allan Hancock College and was promoted as a head coach in 1962. He also served as a defensive assistant coach at San Diego State. He spent almost 15 years in broadcasting at CBS. He received 16 Sports Emmy Awards, including 15 for top analysts. He produced three New York Times best-sellers. In seven years, he reached and lost five AFC Championship games.
Even after his retirement, he remained active in football, serving as a consultant to the N.F.L. commissioner and also committees for player safety and competition. He also served various products and retailers as a commercial pitchman. He was paired with a variety of announcers, such as Dick Stockton, Vin Scully, Gary Bender, and Frank Glieber. In football broadcasting, he was the biggest star including NBC, Fox, and ABC. In 2002, he became the commentator on ABC’s Monday Night Football, where he reportedly made around $5 million per year.
In the 1970s, he started his broadcasting with Gene Nelson who is the radio personality “The Emperor”. He also made his appearances on KNBR. He also began making his appearance twice-weekly appearance on KCBS radio in 2017. By 2018, he stopped making regular radio calls. In 2000, he named his thrive best-selling book as after Hey, Wait A Minute? I Wrote a Book and One Knee Equals Two Feet.
He also featured in the movie Little Giants, and also featured in The Replacements where he played a broadcaster role alongside Pat Summerall. Also made his appearance in a variety of radio and television commercials including Outback Steakhouse, Ace Hardware, Verizon Wireless, “Tough Actin” Tinactin, Sirius Satellite Radio, Miller Lite, and Toyota. In 1999, he appeared in the episode of The Simpsons, “Sunday, Cruddy Sunday”. In 1982, he hosted NBC’s Saturday Night Live with the musical guest Jennifer Holliday. In 1972, he made his appearance with Paul Simon for the single “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard”.
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