Mike Zimmer Biography
(American Football Coach)
Birthday: June 5, 1956 (Gemini)
Born In: Peoria, Illinois, United States
Mike Zimmer is an American football head coach who currently coaches National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings. He has also served as a defensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, and Cincinnati Bengals in the past. The son of former NFL player Bill Zimmer, his got his first dose of inspiration from his father. Zimmer was a successful multi-sport athlete in high school where he earned all-conference honors in baseball, wrestling, and football. Following his graduation from high school, he attended Illinois State University and majored in physical education. His first coaching job was at the University of Missouri, where he served as a part-time defensive assistant. Zimmer joined National Football League in 1994, initially assisting the Dallas Cowboys. Today, he is much respected as a fine football coach who has the ability to bring out the best in enthusiastic football players.