One the highest paid and most successful coaches in collegiate football history, he led LSU to a National Championship in 2003 and Alabama to National Championships in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017. He received the AP Coach of the Year Award in 2003 and 2008.
He briefly served as an NFL head coach for the Miami Dolphins from 2005 to 2006, but then returned to college. He won national titles in 2012 and 2017 despite winning neither the SEC Western Division nor the SEC Championship Game.
He married Terry Constable in 1971, and he has a son named Nicholas and a daughter named Kristen.
He and Bear Bryant are two of the most successful coaches in Alabama football history.