Mike Munchak Biography
Mike Munchak (Full name- Michael Anthony Munchak) is a former professional American football player and current offensive line coach for the Denver Broncos. He was born on March 5, 1960, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S. Munchak played left guard for the Houston Oilers from 1982 until 1993 and was a nine-time selection to the Pro Bowl. In 2001, Munchak was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He is a graduate of Penn State.
Munchak continued his association with the Houston franchise after his retirement, by becoming an assistant coach. He joined the staff in 1994 as an offensive assistant and quality control coach and stayed with the franchise after it moved to Tennessee and became known as the Tennessee Titans, eventually becoming its offensive line coach in 1997, and served in that position for 14 years.
In 2011, Mike Munchak became the Titans’ head coach and was fired after the 2013 season, ending his 31-year association with the franchise. He served as offensive line coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers for five years and is now the offensive line coach for the Denver Broncos.
Mike Munchak Wife
Munchak is married to Marci since 1983. Together, they have two daughters; Alexandria and Julie Munchak.
Mike Munchak Penn State
From 1978–1981, Munchak was an offensive lineman for Penn State. During this time he was a starter for the 1979 and 1981 seasons; however, he missed the 1980 season due to a knee injury. During his senior year, he was named a second-team All-American and was subsequently drafted 8th overall by the Houston Oilers.
Mike Munchak Broncos
Mike Munchak applied for the head coach position at Denver Bronco and made it to the list of finalists of that position. On January 14, 2019, Munchak was hired as the offensive line coach for the Broncos.
Mike Munchak Steelers
The 2014 season marked the first season since 1982 that Munchak had no involvement (as a player or coach) with the Oilers/Titans franchise. Munchak eventually became the offensive line coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers. In a 2016 NFL playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Munchak yanked Bengals player Reggie Nelson’s hair, drawing a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. He was subsequently issued a $10,000 fine by the NFL for the incident that was later rescinded after it was determined that the incident was inadvertent.
Mike Munchak Age
Mike Munchak was born on March 5, 1960, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S. He played left guard for the Houston Oilers from 1982 until 1993. Munchak is 59 years old as of 2019.
Mike Munchak Titans | Oilers
One year after retiring as a player in 1994, Munchak joined the Houston Oilers staff as an offensive assistant/quality control coach. Munchak was named offensive line coach in 1997, of the newly relocated Tennessee Oilers, a position he held for the next fourteen seasons. Mike Munchak was named head coach of the Titans on February 7, 2011 following Jeff Fisher’s departure as head coach. The 2011 season marked his 30th season with the organization.
The 2013 season, Munchak’s third as head coach, yielded a record of 7–9. That offseason, franchise CEO Tommy Smith and general manager Ruston Webster requested that Munchak replace at least six assistant coaches. Mike Munchak disagreed with some of these requests and refused to fully enact those changes in his staff. Munchak was consequently relieved of his position on January 4, 2014.
Mike Munchak Hall Of Fame | Honors
- In 2001, along with Nick Buoniconti, Marv Levy, Jackie Slater, Lynn Swann, Ron Yary, and Jack Youngblood, Munchak was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
- Munchak was inducted into the National Polish American Sports Hall of Fame in June 2003.
- The street in front of Scranton High School is named after Munchak.
- The United Way of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania has a charity golf tournament named after Munchak. Each year the tournament is held the last week of June at The Country Club of Scranton in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.