Jim L. Mora Biography
Jim L. Mora born James Lawrence Mora is an American football coach who was most recently the head coach of the UCLA Bruins of the Pac-12 Conference. Prior to taking the job at UCLA, he served as a head coach in the National Football League(NFL), coaching the Atlanta Falcons from 2004 to 2006 and Seattle Seahawks in 2009. He has also served as an analyst for NFL Network and Fox Sports.
Jim L. Mora Age
James Lawrence Mora was born in Los Angeles, California on November 19, 1961. As of 2018, he is 57 years.
Jim L. Mora Family
Jim is the son of an assistant coach in college football. As a child Mora lived in various locations in the West: primarily in Boulder, Colorado (ages 7–12) and also in California, mostly in the Los Angeles area. When he was 12, his father left Colorado after the 1973 season to join the staff at UCLA under first-year head coach Dick Vermeil.
His father coached the defensive line at UW for three seasons, then moved over to the pro ranks with the Seattle Seahawks in 1978, where he coached for four years under Jack Patera.
Jim Mora attended Hyak Junior High and Interlake High School in Bellevue and graduated in 1980. Later he attended the University of Washington, where he walked on and was a reserve defensive back/linebacker for the Huskies from 1980 to 1983. He appeared in two Rose Bowls (January 1981, 1982) and was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Mora has two brothers, Stephen, a mortgage broker in Bend, Oregon and Michael, an architect in Seattle. With middle name Lawrence after his grandfather, Mora is not a junior, as his father’s middle name is Earnest.
Mora graduated from Washington in 1984 and began his coaching career under James as a graduate assistant for the Huskies, then moved to the professional ranks the following year.
Jim L. Mora Wife
Mora has been married but separated from his wife, Shannon. Together they have a daughter, Lillia, and three sons, Cole, Ryder, and Trey. His son, Ryder, is a freshman at the University of Maryland and graduated from Loyola High School in Los Angeles, CA. Ryder was also a member of Loyola’s lacrosse team that won two Southern Section championships, while he was there. Jim’s daughter, Lillia, is a senior at USC.
The Moras run the Count On Me Family Foundation, an organization that targets children from low socio-economic backgrounds, children with mental and physical disabilities, and children deemed “at-risk,” as well as those that lack stability or support in their lives
Jim L. Mora Career
Mora hired on as a quality control coach with the San Diego Chargers in 1985 and moved up to coach the secondary in 1989. In 1992, he went to the New Orleans Saints to coach under his father, head coach Jim E. Mora. In 1997, Jim Mora moved to the San Francisco 49ers to coach under Steve Mariucci and became the 49ers’ defensive coordinator in 1999.
Mora enlisted on as a quality control mentor with the San Diego Chargers in 1985 and climbed to mentor the optional in 1989. In 1992, he went to the New Orleans Saints to mentor under his dad, head coach Jim E. Mora. In 1997, the more youthful Mora moved to the San Francisco 49ers to mentor under Steve Mariucci and turned into the 49ers’ defensive coordinator in 1999.
In 2004, Jim Mora was employed by the Atlanta Falcons as their head mentor with a five-year, $7.5 million contract. He drove the Falcons to a record of 11–5 and a first-round bye in the playoffs. Atlanta facilitated and crushed the St. Louis Rams 47–17 in the divisional round, and progressed to the NFC Championship Game, where they lost 27–10 headed straight toward the Philadelphia Eagles.
In 2005, the Falcons went 8–8 and Mora portrayed the season as a “frustrating year.” This non-winning season proceeded with one of the NFL’s most bizarre records – the Falcons had never had consecutive winning seasons ever of establishment, a 40-year measurable peculiarity that no other present-day expert group has coordinated. This record finished in 2009. During a rematch of the 2004 NFC Championship with the Philadelphia Eagles, Mora was seen smelling ammonia capsules on the sidelines during a Monday Night Football broadcast.Jim L. Mora Photo
John Madden noticed that a few mentors utilize the cases during amusements, despite the fact that they are generally for players’ use. Following the 2005 season, Jim Mora marked a three-year contract augmentation with the Falcons, which ensured the last two years of his unique five-year bargain, and included a 6th in 2009.
The national media and the Falcons fans had elevated standards in 2006, yet they tumbled to a 7–9 record. Atlanta lost their last three recreations, including two at home, and missed the playoffs for a second in a row year.
On December 14, while the Falcons were still measurably alive as they continued looking for the playoffs, Mora said during a radio meeting with Dave “Softy” Mahler and previous Huskies partner/roommate Hugh Millen on Seattle sports-talk radio station KJR-AM that in the event that it were offered, he would take the head training work at the University of Washington (an occupation that was not open), “even if [the Falcons] were in a playoff run.”
While he later asserted that he was just joking, he was scrutinized by numerous Falcons fans just as individuals from the national media who guaranteed that creation such remarks were irresponsible. Team owner Arthur Blank publicly communicated his objection to Mora’s remarks.
The Seattle Seahawks hired Mora as assistant head coach and defensive backs coach on January 21, 2007. Following the 2007 season, Mora interviewed for the Washington Redskins head coaching job after Joe Gibbs resigned, but Mora declined the position to stay with the Seahawks. Mora was announced as the successor to Mike Holmgren prior to the 2008 season and signed a five-year contract through the 2012 season, estimated at $4 million per year.
Jim Mora was officially named the seventh head coach in franchise history in 2009, upon Holmgren’s retirement after the 2008 season. His first official press conference as the new Seahawks head coach was given on January 13, 2009, where he enthusiastically shared his vision of bringing a Super Bowl championship to Seattle and having a championship parade from the Space Needle to the ‘Hawks stadium, Qwest Field.
After going 5–11 in his only season as Seahawks head coach, Mora was fired on January 8, 2010, with three years and $12 million remaining on his contract. Mora was replaced by former USC head coach, Pete Carroll.
Jim L. Mora Broadcasting career
After his dismissal by the Seahawks, Mora accepted a position as a commentator with the NFL Network.
In August 2010, Fox Sports announced that he would be serving as a color analyst on the network’s NFL coverage for the 2010 season. He was a sideline reporter and teamed with play-by-play announcer Dick Stockton and analyst Charles Davis to call regional games.
During NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football schedule, Jim Mora, alongside analysts Kurt Warner, Sterling Sharpe, Brian Billick, Jay Glazer, and host Fran Charles could be seen on Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Sears from Los Angeles. Mora and Billick could also be seen every Monday during the season on The Coaches Show, providing a breakdown of the biggest storylines and decisions behind Sunday’s matchups from a head coach’s perspective.
Jim L. Mora Net Worth
Jim is an American college football coach. He has been an NFL coach and was most recently, the head coach of the UCLA Bruins of the Pac-12 Conference. He lives a lavish life and has a net worth of $8 million and a salary of $3.2 Million.
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