Marvin Lewis, age 60, was born to parents Marvin Lewis Senior and Vanetta on 23 September 1958 in McDonald, Pennsylvania. His father, Marvin Lewis Senior, was a professional steelworker while his mother, Venetta, was a nurse.
Marvin’s family had nothing to do with the profession he chose. They were all in the different pace of educational and professional background, including his two sisters. Marvin himself was in the greats of his education.
He was a 1200 point SAT scorer and had different choices of profession. However, he chose to become a football coach and remained active in his duty ever since his college days.
Marvin Lewis Retiring From NFL After Getting Fired?
It was at the early age of nine when Marvin started playing football. His passion for the game developed from there, and never came to an end as he made it his profession with the passing days.
Marvin continued playing as a quarterback and safety during his high school and university days. However, Marvin made his coaching debut as a linebackers coach only in 1981.
He started out as a coach at the Idaho State University and later continued with the same duty at the University of New Mexico, Long Beach State University and the University of Pittsburgh.
It was later in 1992 when Marvin finally made his coaching debut for NFL. He was chosen as the linebackers coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1992 NFL.
He was up in the same position before he landed as a Defensive Coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens in the 1996 NFL.
After six long years of his work in the Baltimore Ravens, Marvin headed for Washington Redskins in the same duty for 2002 NFL.
But he rose to fame after Cincinnati Bengals hired him as the head coach for NFL 2003. Under Marvin’s coaching, Cincinnati Bengals not only broke the records but set many new records as well.
Marvin Lewis in his duty of a head-coach for Cincinnati Bengals during their match against Pittsburgh Steelers on 22 October 2017 (Photo: gettyimages)
Marvin worked as a head coach for the Cincinnati Bengals for 16 long years until the news of him getting fired from the team broke out in 2018.
However, the Cincinnati Bengals announced the extension of Marvin’s contract for two more years. Thus, the 60-year-old youthful and energetic man is not retiring this early from his lifetime duty as a coach.
Marvin enjoys an outstanding salary of $4.5 million on a yearly basis which sums up to make up his outstanding net worth of $14 million.
His Family With Wife, Kids
Marvin has been married to his wife, Peggy Tapastamos, for many years now. The couple shares two kids, daughter Whitney, and son Marcus together.
However, the start of their relationship wasn't that great. When Marvin and Peggy announced their engagement, it was quite difficult for the families to digest the news.
Peggy's strict family also didn't take the news of an African-American man getting married to a Greek Orthodox woman that well. In fact, Marvin's in-laws even refused to attend the wedding.
However, as of now, Peggy claims that the two families have grown much closer.
Marvin and Peggy’s endearing relationship is not limited to their personal progress but has stood as societal progress as a whole.
The two have even founded a non-profit organization that helped in community fundraising for their initiative “Learning is Cool” that has helped many students excel in their academics.
Hopefully, the couple continues with the excellent work and motivates many for taking up greater social initiatives in their life.