Freddie Kitchens Biography
Freddie Kitchens is an American football coach and player who served as a senior analyst for South Carolina. Further, he served as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns.
Freddie Kitchens Age
Kitchens was born on November 29, 1974, in Gadsden, Alabama, United States. He is 48 years old as of 2022.
Freddie Kitchens Height
Kitchens stand at an approximate height of 5 feet and 7 inches.
Freddie Kitchens Family
Kitchens has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Kitchens has any siblings.
Freddie Kitchens Wife
Kitchens exchanged vows with his wife, Ginger in 2000. As of 2022, they celebrated their 222nd anniversary. The couple has two daughters.
Freddie Kitchens Net Worth
Kitchens has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a football coach.
Freddie Kitchens Salary
Kitchens earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Freddie Kitchens Education
When Kitchens finished his high school education at Etowah High School (EHS), he went on to attend the University Of Alabama. While there, he served as a quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Freddie Kitchens Career
Kitchens is a football coach and player who served as a senior analyst for South Carolina. Further, he served as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns. Further, he served the Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Mississippi State Bulldogs, North Texas Mean Green (University of North Texas), LSU Tigers, and Glenville State College Pioneers as an assistant coach.
During the Browns’ disheartening 2019 season after numerous analysts pegged the team to make the playoffs, he served as head coach. After going 6-10, the Browns dismissed Kitchens after one season. From 1993 to 1997, he served the Alabama Crimson Tide as a quarterback. As a quarterback, he threw for 4,668 passing yards and 30 touchdowns. During his three seasons as a starter, Alabama secured the 1995 Citrus Bowl and the 1997 Outback Bowl.
At the time of his departure, he ranked third in the school’s history in career passing trials. Further, he ranked fourth in career passing yards and fifth in career completions. In his time at Alabama, he was dubbed Thick by the offensive coordinator, Bruce Arians. After his collegiate career, he served as an assistant coach for a number of college teams, prior to joining the Dallas Cowboys staff as tight ends coach in 2006 under Bill Parcells.
From 2007 to 2017, he served on the Arizona Cardinals staff for 11 years. In 2008, the Cardinals made an appearance in Super Bowl XLIII, their first Super Bowl in franchise history. However, they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-23. In a number of positions, he served as a coach counting tight ends, quarterbacks, and running backs.
In 2018, the Cleveland Browns employed him as a running backs coach. On October 29, after week 8 of the season, the Browns dismissed head coach, Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator, Todd Haley. Thus, Gregg Williams was dubbed interim head coach while Kitchens secured a promotion to offensive coordinator. The Browns finished the season with a 5–3 record, following a 2–5–1 start under Jackson.
Moreover, he was credited for the improvement of the Browns’ offense. Also, he attained acknowledgment for assisting Baker Mayfield to have a successful rookie season. Mayfield served as the runner-up for NFL rookie of the year. On January 12th, 2019, he earned a promotion to the head coaching position by the Cleveland Browns. Additionally, he served as the 17th head coach in Browns’ history and the ninth since the franchise’s reactivation in 1999.
On September 8, 2019, the Browns lost to the Tennessee Titans by a score of 43–13 in Kitchens’ head coaching launch. The loss marked the 15th solid week 1 loss for the Browns. A few hours after the final game of the season and a 33-23 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, Kitchens lost his job. The Browns closed the season with a disappointing 6-10 record.
On January 27, 2020, the New York Giants employed him as their tight ends coach. Newly employed Giants head coach Joe Judge strongly backed his employment. Previously, the two had served together at Mississippi State. When Giants offensive coordinator, Jason Garrett tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the Giants’ Sunday night game against the Cleveland Browns, he served as an offensive coordinator and play-caller for the game.
Unfortunately, The Giants lost to the Browns 20-6. In 2021, he changed positions and served as a senior offensive assistant. After Jason Garrett’s dismissal, he served as interim offensive coordinator for the Giants. After the 2021 season, he was dismissed following the dismissal of Judge. Since his employment on May 18th, 2022, he serves as a senior analyst under head coach Shane Beamer.
Freddie Kitchens Surgery
In 2013, Kitchens underwent surgery to repair an aortic dissection detected after he fell ill during practice earlier that day. He experienced dizziness and lightheadedness during practice and went to the training room. After evaluations by the team’s medical staff, he went to a hospital for more testing. A CT scan exposed the defect in his aorta. Further, the surgery took place at the Arizona Heart Institute.
Freddie Kitchens Social Media Platforms
He is not active on his social media accounts.