Barry Switzer Net Worth
Barry Switzer is a former American football coach who has a net worth of $5 million. Barry Switzer has earned his net worth from his coaching career from 1962 to 1997. He coached in both the college and professional ranks. Switzer has one of the highest winning percentages of any coach in college football history. He was born on October 5, 1937 in Crossett, Arkansas, his father Frank was a bootlegger who got arrested at the family home. Barry and his brother Donnie were raised by their mother Mary Louise, however she committed suicide on August 26, 1959. Barry received a scholarship and played football at the University of Arkansas. He had a short career in the U.S. Army after graduating from college. After that he returned to Arkansas as an assistant coach. He is the second head coach behind Jimmy Johnson to win both a college football national championship and a Super Bowl. After the 1966 season, Switzer left Arkansas to become an assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma under new head coach and good friend, Jim Mackenzie. After Mackenzie died of a heart attack in 1967, after spring training, Switzer remained assistant coach under new head coach Chuck Fairbanks, formerly from the University of Houston. Switzer became head coach at Oklahoma in 1973; under his leadership the team went undefeated in both 73, and 74. Oklahoma also won national championships in 1974, 1975 and again in 1985. Switzer resigned from Oklahoma in 1989, after Oklahoma was placed on probation by the NCAA. He returned to coaching in 1994 with the Dallas Cowboys. Switzer joined the crew of the FOX NFL Pregame show, in 2007. He currently resides in Norman, OK with his wife Becky; he also owns Switzer's Locker Room and several small businesses in the Norman area.