Barry Switzer Net Worth

Barry Switzer Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Barry Switzer net worth is
$5 Million

Barry Switzer Wiki Biography

Barry Layne Switzer was born on the 5th October 1937, in Crossett, Arkansas USA, and is a former professional American Football player and former football coach, probably best recognized for being the head coach for the National Football League (NFL) team – the Dallas Cowboys. Previously, he was the head coach at the University of Oklahoma. His playing career was active from 1956 to 1960, while his coaching career was active from 1961 to 1997.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Barry Switzer is? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of Barry’s net worth is over $5 million as of mid-2016. His careers in the sports industry as a professional football player, and as a football coach have earned him a big part of his fortune over time. Other sources of his wealth are coming from his business ventures, such as owning Switzer’s Locker Room.

Barry Switzer Net Worth $5 Million


Barry Switzer was brought up with his younger brother by his father, Frank Mays Switzer, and his mother, Mary Louise Switzer. He attended Crossett High School, where he distinguished himself as a top student and a football player. Right after matriculation, he received scholarships from several colleges, but decided to enroll at the University of Arkansas, from which he graduated with a BA degree in Business in 1960; while there, he played football for the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Upon graduation, he briefly served in the US Army, after which he returned to college, and then began to pursue his career in the sports industry as an assistant coach. Thus, his professional coaching career began in 1961. Five years later, after the 1966 season, he moved to the University of Oklahoma where he became offensive line coach. During the next years, he was hired as offensive coordinator, and under that position he made a name for himself, as he came up with the offensive tactics called wishbone. Under his guidance, the college team made history by setting the record of 472 rushing yards per game in 1971.

Barry’s net worth further increased in 1973, when he became the head coach of the University of Oklahoma. Thanks to his great skills, the team set the overall record of 157-29-4, winning the Big Eight Conference Championship consecutively from 1973 to 1980, and three times National Championships, and 54 of his player were named All-Americans. He stayed there until 1989, when the team was placed on probation for several scandals by the NCAA, so Barry decided to resign.

Subsequently, in 1994, he brought his career to a new level, becoming the head coach of the NFL team – the Dallas Cowboys. He stayed on that position until 1997, and during that period his overall net worth increased to a large degree, as the Cowboys became the 1995 Super Bowl Champions.

Thus, as Barry is one of two coaches who have won both National Championships in the NCAA and NFL, he earned several awards. In 2001 he was inducted into the Oklahoma and Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, and in the following year, in the National College Football Hall of Fame. He also received the Jim Thorpe Lifetime Achievement Award.

If to talk about his personal life, Barry Switzer has been married to Becky Buwick since 2000. Previously, he was married to Kay McCollum (1963-1981), with whom he has three children and six grandchildren. His current residence is in Norman, Oklahoma.

Full NameBarry Switzer
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 5, 1937
Place Of BirthCrossett, Arkansas, United States
ProfessionAmerican football player, Coach, Businessperson
EducationUniversity of Arkansas, Crossett High School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseBecky Switzer (m. 2000), Kay McCollum (m. 1963–1981)
ParentsMary Louise Switzer, Frank Switzer
SiblingsDonnie Switzer
NicknamesThe King
MoviesAny Given Sunday, Varsity Blues
TV ShowsFox NFL Sunday, BCS Selection Show
1He and 'Jimmy Johnson' (III), whom he succeeded as the Cowboys' head coach in 1994, are the only coaches to win both a national championship and a Super Bowl. (Johnson guided the Miami Hurricanes to the No. 1 ranking in 1987, after beating Switzer's Oklahoma Sooners 20-14 in Orange Bowl.).
2As an assistant football coach at the University of Arkansas in the 1960s, two of his players were Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson. Jones purchased the NFL's Dallas Cowboys in 1989, and in 1994, hired Switzer to replace Johnson.
3Coached football player-turned-actor Brian Bosworth at Oklahoma from 1983-1986.
4Head coach of Oklahoma University football team from 1973-1988, guiding the Sooners to national championships in 1974, '75, and '85.
5Head coach of the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys, 1994-1997.


Any Given Sunday1999Dallas Announcer
Varsity Blues1999Bronco Coach
Arli$$1998TV Series
Possums1998Prattville Coach


Neighborhood Sessions: Toby Keith2015TV Movie documentary special thanks


A Football Life2012-2016TV SeriesHimself
Undisputed2016TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302010-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Through These Gates2013DocumentaryHimself
Mike & Mike2010TV SeriesHimself - Telephone Interviewee
Pardon the Interruption2009TV SeriesHimself
Saving Grace2008TV SeriesHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
Sooner Magic2005Video documentaryHimself
The Complete History of the Philadelphia Eagles2004Video documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
WWE Raw1998TV SeriesHimself
NFL Monday Night Football1994-1997TV SeriesHimself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
The NFL on NBC1994-1997TV SeriesHimself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
TNT Sunday Night Football1995-1997TV SeriesHimself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
NFL on FOX1994-1996TV SeriesHimself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
Super Bowl XXX1996TV SpecialHimself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1995 NFC Championship Game1996TV SpecialHimself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1994 NFC Championship Game1995TV SpecialHimself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
Coach1990TV SeriesHimself
1989 Latrobe Valley Football League Grand Final1989TV MovieHimself - Commentator
1986 Orange Bowl1986TV MovieHimself - Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach
1985 Orange Bowl1985TV MovieHimself - Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach
1981 Orange Bowl1981TV MovieHimself - Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach
1980 Orange Bowl1980TV MovieHimself - Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach
1979 Orange Bowl1979TV MovieHimself - Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach
1978 Orange Bowl1978TV MovieHimself - Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach
1976 Fiesta Bowl1976TV MovieHimself - Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach
1976 Orange Bowl1976TV MovieHimself - Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach

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Mike & Mike2014TV SeriesHimself - FOX Football Anyst
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2008TV SeriesHimself

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