Kyle David Whittingham, aka Kyle Whittingham, is a former professional football player from America currently serving as a football coach.

Whittingham is currently appointed as head football coach for the University of Utah since 2004. Whittingham has also served as a defensive coordinator for the University of Utah for ten seasons in total.

Kyle started his playing career in the year 1978 and started his coaching career in the year 1985. He used to play as a linebacker in his days.

Quick Info
Full NameKyle David Whittingham
Birthdate21st November, 1959
Age62 years old
BirthplaceSan Luis Obispo, California, the United States of America
ParentsFred Whittingham and Nancy Livingston Whittingham
Siblings Fred Whittingham Jr., Brady Whittingham,
Julie Whittingham, Cary Whittingham
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Religion Christianity
Relationship Status Married
Wife(s)/Partner(s)Jamie Whittingham
ChildrenAlex Whittingham, Kylie Whittingham, Melissa Whittingham,
Tyler Whittingham
Height1.83 m
Net worth 1.5 million dollars

Kyle Whittingham Early Life and Background

The socially and non-socially popular former football player and current football coach Kyle Whittingham who came to fame a long time back was born in 1959 on 21st November.

Currently, Kyle is 62 years old with Scorpio’s birth or zodiac sign. With zodiac element Water, zodiac symbol Scorpion, and zodiac quality Fixed, Kyle is very profound and passionate about his dreams.

His bold and determined character is something that makes him different from others. Though sometimes Kyle is discrete and secretive, he can be a great companion if you get along with him.

His lucky numbers are 1 and 4, his lucky colors are Red, and Violet and his lucky stones are Red Coral, Bloodstone, and Yellow Sapphire.

Kyle Whittingham
Source: KSL Sports

Kyle was born in San Luis Obispo, California, the United States of America as the son of Fred Whittingham and Nancy Livingston Whittingham. He was raised by his parents in the United States of America alongside his siblings.

His father, Fred Whittingham used to serve as the defensive coach for the University of Utah before Kyle replaced him. His both parents were inclined towards sports.

Growing up in a very friendly and approachable environment for sports, Kyle grew up getting inclined towards sports especially football. His father used to train him to play football when he was young. He was very close with his parents and used to spend quality time with them.


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Whittingham holds an American citizenship card, belongs to the White ethnicity, and follows the Christian religion. He completed his academic education at the local institutes and completed his bachelor’s degree in educational psychology from BYU in 1982. Along with being good at academic studies, Kyle was a great sportsman from his early days.


The career of Kyle Whittingham

Kyle started his career in the football world by playing for BYU Cougars from the year 1978 to 1981 where he was able to win first-team all-WAC and WAC Defensive Player of the Year honors. Kyle was also titled as defensive MVP of the Holiday Bowl of the year 1981.

After playing for four-holiday bowls, Whittingham made his first appearance as a running back and linebacker.

After graduating from BYU, Kyle started playing as a linebacker for Denver Gold and New Orleans Breakers.

Whittingham started his coaching career in 1985 after he graduated from BYU in the 1985 and 1986 seasons. After being named defensive coordinator at the University of Utah, Kyle coached there for a season.

Kyle Whittingham
Source: Salt Lake Tribune

Kyle coached five seasons for Idaho State and later joined the University of Utah as a defensive coach alongside his father Fred Whittingham.

Kyle’s head coaching career started after the 2004 season, which ended up with Utah becoming the first non-AQ conference team making a BCS bowl game called the Fiesta Bowl. Kyle’s 2005 season with Utah Utes football team was a total rollercoaster where he faced major ups and downs.

Similarly, Kyle’s team also faced a kind of adversity in the 2006 season. After starting quarterback of that season, Brett Ratliff who is a former American football player faced through parts of the whole year.

After that, Kyle started gaining success in the field of coaching and also won many titles for his football team as a coach. He was also offered by many institutes and universities to work as a football coach.


Relationship Status Of Kyle Whittingham

Kyle is a committed man. He tied knots with Jamie Whittingham in the year 1983. He has two daughters named Mellissa Whittingham and Kylie Whittingham. He is very close to all his family members and is often hanging out with them.


Rumors and Controversies of Kyle Whittingham

Kyle Whittingham has kept his profile clean and low. He has not been part of any rumors or controversies yet. However, he also maintains a good distance from the media and their unwanted questions.

Kyle Whittingham
Source: Deseret News

The Net worth of Kyle Whittingham

Kyle Whittingham has an estimated net worth of 1.5 million dollars. He is enjoying his lavish lifestyle with his family members. Kyle is often seen enjoying his lavish vacation and holidays with his loved ones.


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Social Media of Kyle Whittingham

Kyle is available on Instagram with a username of @utahcoachwhitt. He has almost 5 thousand followers on his Instagram account. He often posts content about his professional life there.

Kyle is verified on Twitter with a username of @UtahCoachWhitt. He is verified on Twitter with 56.6 thousand followers. His tweets and retweets are fun to read. Kyle is not that much active on his social media platforms. He invests good time in real life than a virtual one.


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