Bret Bielema is an American college football coach and a former player who came into the limelight for playing with the Milwaukee Mustangs in the mid-90s. Since then, Bret has taken his valuable playing experiences into a coaching role.
Throughout his career, Bielema has gone on to coach for teams like Iowa, Kansas State. He was later hired by the University of Wisconsin as the head coach of the football team. With his new role, Bret has been able to get the best out of his players. Let us now get to know a bit more about him, shall we?
— Bret Bielema (@BretBielema) May 16, 2016
Bret Bielema: Early Life and Education
Bret Arnold Bielema was born on the 13th of January, 1970, in Prophetstown, Illinois. He was born to parents Arnie Bielema and Marilyn Bielema. Bret grew up alongside two sisters Brandi and Betsy and the Bielema siblings are pretty close to one another. Looking at his family backgrounds, Bret is a White Caucasian and is an American by nationality.
— Bret Bielema (@BretBielema) June 17, 2018
Now coming to his academics, Bret joined the University of Iowa. He later graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the institution. Whilst in college, Bret was an amazing football player and it was certain that he would go on to pursue a career in the sport.
Bret Bielema: Career
— Bret Bielema (@BretBielema) July 6, 2017
Mater after graduating from his college, Bret began coaching the football team at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. With his team Wisconsin Badgers, Bret was able to end the regular season with a 14-0 victory over San Diego State. He was only the third coach of Wisconsin to win their first three games. Amazingly in November of 2006, he became the first head coach in Big Ten history to win ten games in a first season too. With his contribution to the team, he was nominated for the Coach of the Year Award but just came short to Gene Chizik. Next, on the 4th of December, 2012, Bret left Wisconsin to coach the Arkansas Razorbacks. His first season with the Razorbacks was not quite what he was looking for. The team suffered its worst record since entering the competition in 1992.
— Bret Bielema (@BretBielema) September 30, 2018
Slowly but surely, things began looking better with Bielema and his team. However, despite all his efforts in the first three seasons, the improvement was extremely minor. Next, on the fourth season, things ended with two consecutive embarrassing defeats. After his five years for Arkansas, Bret was sacked from his position and he left the team with the worst coaching record in school’s history.
Bret Bielema: Personal Life
— Bret Bielema (@BretBielema) February 19, 2019
Now coming into the personal aspects of Bielema’s life, he is married to the beautiful Jennifer Heilsberg. The two got engaged on the 1st of April, 2011 after having been together for over four years. Just a year later, on the 10th of March, 2012, Bret and Jennifer said their vows at a Catholic Church.
Next, in December 2016, the couple gave birth to a wonderful baby girl. Bret took to Twitter to announce it. They named the baby girl Briella Nichole Bielema. As things stand, Bret and Jennifer are still together and going strong. We do with them the very best of the future.
Bret Bielema: Net Worth and Social Media
Despite an unsuccessful ending to his coaching campaign, Bret will go down as one of the top coaches in American college football history. He began working as a coach from a very young age and was able to establish himself in a very short period of time. Doing what he did, Bret has been able to accumulate a net worth of $8 million. Moreover, reports suggest that he made a salary of over $4 million annually.
— Bret Bielema (@BretBielema) August 2, 2016
Bret is also pretty active on social media platforms. You can find him on Twitter under the handle @BretBielema where he likes to share some aspects of his life. His wife, on the other hand, is active on Instagram where she is under the handle @jenniferbielema.