Renowned Football Coach Nick Saban Joins ESPN

Nick Saban, Kent State University alumnus and No. 6 on ESPN's list of winningest coaches in college football history, is joining the sports network's popular program College GameDay.

According to an article from Spectrum News, he’ll also “contribute to the network's coverage of the NFL Draft and do appearances related to Southeastern Conference Media Days, including on the company's dedicated SEC Network.”

In January, it was announced that Saban was retiring from coaching after 17 seasons leading the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.

A native of Fairmont, West Virginia, Saban graduated from Kent State with his bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1973 and earned his Master of Education degree in health and physical education in 1975. While at Kent State, he was a safety on the Golden Flashes football team and was a member of the 1972 squad that won the university’s first conference championship.

During his time at Kent State, Saban earned three letters in football and one in baseball from 1970 to 1972. In 1973, he was a graduate assistant coach and defensive assistant for the Flashes. He was inducted into the Kent State Varsity K Hall of Fame in 2015. 

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POSTED: Tuesday, February 13, 2024 11:33 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 13, 2024 12:22 PM
Associated Press