Sean Payton is a former American football quarterback and presently the head coach of New Orleans Saints. In his early years as a coach, Payton would stay back in the stadium all night planning, strategizing and studying about the game – how to counter opposing plays – during off days. We can clearly see how his sacrifices have paid off, leading to multiple accomplishments in his career. This article will keep you abreast of information about this incredible coach, his girlfriend, wife, family, net worth, and other facts you need to know.
Sean Payton’s Bio
Payton made his entrance into the world on December 29, 19,63 in San Mateo, California and was born to his parents Thomas and Jeanne Payton. He attended Naperville Central High School and participated actively in high sports playing football as a quarterback. He received a scholarship invitation to Eastern Illinois University to play college football.
After college, Payton was not drafted by the NFL in the 1987 Draft and so played for the Kansas City Chiefs on trial (which lasted just one day) as an undrafted rookie in 1987. He soon kicked off his career, playing as quarterback for the Chicago Bears, before moving to Canada and playing in the Canadian Football League for the Ottawa Rough Riders. He also played for the Leicester Panthers of the UK Budweiser National League.
Sean Payton started his coaching career as an offensive assistant at San Diego University in 1988. After his job at the university, he held other minor college coaching positions for other teams. In 1997, he was promoted to quarterback coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. The following year, he lost the job and in 1999, he became the quarterback coach for the New York Giants. The next year, Payton became the team’s offensive coordinator leading the Giants to win Super Bowl XXXV.
He was hired by the New Orleans Saints as head coach in 2006. The team had been struggling, barely winning their games but with Payton’s arrival, the team rolled back the glory days and started winning again (after a poor first season). He impacted the team with his great coaching skills and led the Saints to their first playoff in 6 years.
Their performance was incredible and they had one of the league’s best stats – ranking fifth in scored points and first in passing. Payton continued to lead the team to remarkable victories. In 2007, he won the Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year Award. He also led the New Orleans Saints to win the NFC South with a 10-6 record. In 2000, Payton led the team to win Super Bowl XLIV with a 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
In 2010, he published a book titled Home Team: Coaching the Saints and New Orleans Back to Life. The book was co-written by Ellis Henican and topped the New York Bestseller list as no 8 in the non-fiction section.
Sean Payton has shown incredible game understanding since the inception of his coaching career. He is ranked among the best coaches in the game who have led their teams to win the Super Bowl. In 2016, Payton signed a five-year contract with the New Orleans Saints to extend his tenure. Reports have it that he has an annual net worth of $12 million while his salary is $8 million.
Family – Wife, Daughter, Divorce
Sean Payton and his wife Beth Sheuy got married in 1992. They met in her hometown Indiana where Payton was coaching at the time and started a romantic relationship. Beth grew up in Morocco Indiana and attended Bell State University. They have two children, a daughter, Meghan Payton born 1997 and a son, Connor Payton, born in the millennia year 2000.
They started a non-profit organization known as Payton’s Play It Forward Foundation which is aimed at improving the lives of families and children in the areas of health, education, and social welfare. They also hold an annual gala called Black and Gold Gala and have had prestigious personalities such as Brad Pitt, Dr. Phil, and a few others, grace the occasion.
On June 2012, Beth filed for divorce stating one of her reasons being conflict of personalities. The divorce was finalized in 2014 and Beth got custody of the children with Payton providing child support. There are speculations that she caught Payton cheating before she filed for divorce but Beth never made any reference to that as her reason for wanting a divorce to the media or in court. She now lives in Texas with her kids and Payton occasionally visits to spend some time with the kids.
Is Sean Payton Dating Now? Girlfriend
Sean Payton is believed to be dating a onetime Miss West Virginia 2008 – Skylene Montgomery. Details are not available on how they must have met, but he is occasionally seen with the beauty queen by his side. Skylene was born December 4, 1984, in West Virginia to her parents Darlene and Skylar Ora Montgomery. She graduated with a BA in exercise physiology from Marshall University.