Gary Barnett
Gary Barnett
Celebrated Name: Gary Barnett
Real Name/Full Name: Gary Barnett
Gender: Male
Age: 78 years old
Birth Date: 23 May 1946
Birth Place: Lakeland, Florida USA
Nationality: American
Height: 5 ft. 6 in. (1.68 m)
Weight: N/A
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Mary Weil Barnett (m. 1969)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Clay Barnett, Courtney Barnett
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A/Yes (name)
Is Gary Barnett Gay?: NO
Profession: American football player and Couch
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $15 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Gary Barnett is a famous former American footballer as well as a coach. Having served as a coach in different universities, he hit a record of 92-94-2 in college football with remarkable wins being Big ten Conference title win in 1995 while he was with the Northwestern team. Additionally, he led then to the first Rose Bowl since 1949.

Maybe you know about Gary Barnett very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Gary Barnett’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Gary Barnett was born on the 23rd of May 1946 in Lakeland, Florida, USA. His love for football has been since his early years that led him to play football in high school as well as in his college days. Gary has kept his family’s information away from the public. His nationality is American.

Gary did his High schooling in Parkway Central High School, located in Chesterfield, Missouri. Further on, Gary went to the University of Missouri, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in social studies in 1969. Additionally, Gary obtained his master’s in education in 1971. Between 1966 and 1969, Gary was the wide receiver for Missouri. In his senior year, he played under Coach Dan Devine.

Personal Life

Gary has managed to keep his personal life away from the public. However, he has indicated that he has been married since his days in college and states that apart from marrying his wife, the other smart thing he did was coaching, meaning he valued his marriage.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 23 May 1946, Gary Barnett is 78 years old as of today’s date 16th June 2024. His height is 5 ft. 6 in (1.68 m) tall, and his weight is unknown.


As a graduate assistant coach, Gary started his career in 1969 and spanned through to 1971 at the University of Missouri under Coach Al Onofrio. After graduation, he coached Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs, where he won conference titles, and in 1980 and 1981, he reached the semi-finals.  He was the head coach for nine years and coached for 11 years.

Gary then joined Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado as the head coach, but two years later, he left for Colorado working under Bill McCartney as an assistant coach. He won his first, and the only national championship was in the 1991 Orange Bowl when he was an offensive coordinator.

In 1991, Gary joined Northwestern as the head coach, where he turned doom into the sunshine after years of losses to the best season till now. He led them to win the first Big Ten Conference title since 1936 as well as playing in the Rose bowl in 1996 with the last being in 1949. The following year they reached the Florida Citrus Bowl. This led him to be inducted in the Northwestern University Athletic Hall of Fame. He stayed at Northwestern for eight seasons and joined Colorado.

His success at Northwestern attracted many requests, but he declined them, including Georgia, UCLA as well as Notre Dame. Gary Joined Colorado as the team’s 22nd coach. He led them to win a conference title in 2001 as well as four Big 12 North titles. HE also led the team to rank the second in the nation.

However, a recruiting scandal tarnished his name in addition to insensitive off-field remarks and failure at the pitch. A recruiting scandal included enticement of recruits with sex and alcohol during recruiting visits. All these put together led to his suspension in 2004during the off-season. Later on, he was reinstated and continue to coach Colorado and earned himself Big 12 Coach of the Year honors. He was later forced to resign on the 9th of December 2005.with a buyout of $3 million.

Later on, Gary resulted in operating his Gary Barnett Foundation that he had formed in 2005 in addition to being a TV commentator and currently is the color analyst on the CU Football Radio Network for all their CU football games.

Awards & Achievements

Throughout his career, Gary has received a lot of awards and has made a huge achievement. In 1995, he received many awards such as Awards AFCA Coach of the Year Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award, the Home Depot Coach of the Year Award as well as the Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award in addition to many others. In 1996 he won the Best Coach/Manager ESPY Award. He has earned a lot of other awards in his life.

Net Worth & Salary of Gary Barnett in 2024

Gary Barnett Net Worth
Gary Barnett Net Worth

Through his football career, Gary has been able to amass an estimated net worth of $15 million as of June 2024. He has earned his money as a head coach as well, in instances where he was an assistant coach. He also earned a lot as a TV personality as well as a commentator.

Gary Barnett transformed his talent to the source of his wealth, and he sure was good at his art of transforming dead teams into victors before scandals caught up with him. He currently leads a quiet personal life as he does radio shows on football.


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