Vance Joseph Biography
Vance Joseph (Vance Desmond Joseph) is an American former football player and coach born on 20th September 1972 in Marrero, Louisiana. Vance is the head coach of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He is the second African American head coach in Broncos history.
Vance Joseph Age
Joseph was born on 20th September 1972 in Marrero, Louisiana (46 years as of 2018)
Vance Joseph Family
His parents are Linda and Robert Joseph. He has an older brother Mickey Joseph who is a wide receivers coach for the Louisiana State University. He has another brother Terry who is also a coach at Texas A&M.
Vance Joseph Wife
Vance is married to Holly Joseph and together they have two children, a daughter Nataly and a son named Stone.
Vance Joseph Net worth
Vance Joseph hasn’t made his salary and net worth public.
Vance Joseph Career as a Player
Vance Joseph began his career in football while at the Archbishop Shaw High School. He played for the school team, Archbishop Shaw High School Eagles, as the starting quarterback for three seasons. He led the team to a 37–6 record and won Louisiana’s 4A state championship as a sophomore.
In 1990 he joined University of Colorado where he played for Colorado’s Buffaloes team. During his first year he helped the team win the National Championship title in 1990.
Vance Joseph left the club in 1994 after graduating, by the time of his graduation he had posted a 55.7 percent passing accuracy, and 4 touchdowns. Vance was also a member of the 1990 National Championship team.
In 1995 he was drafted in the NFL Draft but was later signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent but later switched to the defensive back position. He played in the National Football League for the New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts for two seasons.
Vance Joseph Coaching Career
Vance Joseph began his career in coaching in 1999 when he became graduate assistant for the Colorado Buffaloes a position he held until 2001. In 2002 he briefly joined Wyoming Cowboys as a secondary coach. He later returned to Colorado as the defensive backs coach until 2003. During the 2004 season he was the defensive backs coach for the Bowling Green Falcons.
Vance Joseph was hired by San Francisco 49ers on 17th February 2005 as a secondary assistant. He was promoted to secondary coach in 2006, a position he shared with Johnnie Lynn until 2010 when Lynn resigned.
In 2011 Vance Joseph joined the Houston Texas as the defensive backs coach. He helped Texans to three consecutive top-seven NFL rankings in overall defense. He also helped Houston to its first two division titles in team history and playoff wins from 2011– 12.
In January 2014 he was hired by the Cincinnati Bengals as the defensive backs coach. He helped the Bengals to back-to-back playoff appearances.
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Vance Joseph Miami Dolphins
During the 2016 season Vance Joseph joined Miami Dolphins as the defensive coordinator. He helped the Dolphins return to the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons. His defense ranked fourth in the NFL on third downs (36.2%) while forcing the sixth-most negative plays (107) in the league.
Dolphins won nine of their final 11 regular-season games accounting for the fourth- most takeaways (21) in the NFL during that stretch.
Vance Joseph Denver Broncos | Vance Joseph Contract
On 11th January 2017 Vance Joseph signed a four year contract as the head coach for the Denver Broncos. He became the second African American head coach in Broncos history, after Eric Studesville and the club’s first African-American head coach on a permanent basis.
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On 11th September 2017 he won head coaching debut in the 24–21 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. He finished his first season as head coach with a 5–11 record.
Vance Joseph Sexual Assault Allegations
In 2004, during her time as defensive backs coach at the University of Colorado, she was accused by two female trainers of sexual assault. A state task force investigated the claims as part of a massive recruiting scandal that involved multiple women claiming they were raped by football players.
The case was closed after one woman ed said she did not want to press charges and the other declined to talk to police. Joseph was not charged and later left the University of Colorado and took a job with Bowling Green.
In 2017 the sexual assault charges resurfaced when Joseph was hired as head coach of the Denver Broncos. John Elway, Broncos general manager, conducted an investigation into sexual assault and sexual harassment complaints against Joseph before hiring him. Joseph was asked directly about the accusations during the interview process. He deemed the allegations false and said he was deeply embarrassed by the sexual harassment incident because he was a married father.
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Denver Broncos: Reasons for and against firing Vance Joseph
For many of you reading this, the question doesn’t need any further consideration besides a simple eye test.
It is safe to say, at this point, that a good majority of Broncos Country wants a new head coach. Since Joseph’s season-opening win against the Chargers in 2017, things have been a mixed bag and mostly bad for the Broncos.
The 2017 season ended so poorly that the Broncos ended up with a top-five draft pick. Though having a top five pick in the NFL Draft was fun, it didn’t exactly leave a great taste in everyone’s mouth after the season when there was nothing to build on, including not having a quarterback capable of helping the team win games.
Joseph and John Elway teamed up and opted to give Case Keenum a two-year contract worth $36 million. Despite the addition of Keenum, the Broncos’ inconsistencies on the field remain.
Now with a 6-7 record heading into the home stretch of the 2018 season, the Broncos face the potential of another year with double-digit losses and another seemingly wasted year of the best outside pass rusher in football, Von Miller.
Where will the team go from here? Is firing Joseph the answer, or are the team’s problems mainly elsewhere?