Allen Davis was a retired American Football coach. He also did own Oakland Raiders which participated in the National Football League. He served as the general manager of the team for a period of 39 years; this is from the year 1972 to the year 2011. Before acquiring majority shares in the team, he did work as the team head coach. This was between the years 1963 to the year 1965. In between the years 1966 to the year 1971, he had very few shares in the team. Al Davis did serve as the commissioner of the American Football League in the year 1966. Here is a quick summary of Al Davis’ net worth, career and earnings.
Al Davis Early Life
Al Davis as he was popularly refereed was born in the year 1929 on July 4th. His birth names were Allen Davis. He was born in Brockton, Massachusetts. His father was Louis Davis, who did work as a business person. His father had investments in the clothes manufacturing. In the year 1934, together with his brother and his father and mother, they moved to Brooklyn. His brother’s name is Jerry. Al Davis had very great interest in basketball, and he was an excellent player. He had ambitions to play for Erasmus Hall High School team. This would have offered him a chance to work with Coach Al Badain. He had minor roles in his high school team. He completed his high school studies, and he did join Wittenberg College in Springfield. Here, he did play baseball. After some time, he did transfer to Syracuse University. Here, he was not able to bag a major role in varsity team. He was very disappointed, and he did transfer to Hartwick College. He did not spend much time here, and, he returned to Syracuse. He interacted with various successful players. He did learn a course in football strategy. Al Davis died in the year 2011.
Al Davis Career, Awards & Achievement
After completing his degree in Arts (English), his search for a college post did commence. He did this as he continued his master’s degree. He got rejected in at Hofstra University. He landed a post at Adelphi University as a freshman football coach. In the year 1952, he did defer his studies and went on to join the army as a coach. He coached the football army team. Once he finished this contract with the army, he did wed his fiancée by the name Carol Sagal. After his marriage, he did serve as a freelancer scout.
In the year 1955, he did join The Citadel team as an assistant coach. Here he did work under John Sauer who was the head coach. Here, he did not have a very impressive record as the team lost most of the tournaments. In the year 1960, he got hired as a backfield coach at Los Angeles Chargers. He worked under Gillman who was the head coach of the team. He joined Oakland Raiders at the age of 33 years. Here, he was the head coach and at the same time the general manager. He achieved great success in his first four seasons. He got criticised for his disapproval of the merging of the AFL and NFL. Oakland Raiders was able to achieve huge success under his leadership.
Awards and Achievements
Al Davis was able to achieve massive success in the football industry. He led teams to greater heights as well as developing the talents of players. He believed in the talents of the young men that he met and always wanted to inspire them to do better.
Net worth of Al Davis
Al Davis had a net worth of over $500 million. This wealth has come from the various posts that he has held in the football industry. He has been able to serve as coach of many football clubs where he got paid very well. His investment in Oakland Raiders has seen his wealth increase significantly.
Al Davis dreams of ever making it in the football industry seemed impossible. Most of the people he met never believed he would achieve any success as a coach or in the football industry. His focus is what has seen him build an empire in the football world. May he continue to rest in peace.