Pro Football Hall of Famer and coach, Mike Ditka has been an NFL analyst since 2004 for ESPN show Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown and guest on ESPN Radio’s SportsCenter. Mike spent 12 years playing and 14 years coaching the game he loves. He contributes annually to ESPN’s Super Bowl week coverage as well as serving as a game analyst for Monday Night Football.
Sports Speaker Mike Ditka is the second person to win the Super Bowl as a player, assistant coach and head coach. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988 and was the first tight end to receive his award. Upon retirement, he was the assistant coach for the Dallas Cowboys, where they made it to the playoffs eight times and a Super Bowl victory in 1977. While coaching for the Chicago Bears, he was giving the nickname, “Da Coach” and “Iron Mike.” Mike left Chicago as head coach in 1992 with a 106-62 record, only to become head coach of the New Orleans Saints in 1997. Three years later, he retired from coaching with a record of 121-95.
Sports Speaker Mike Ditka is the owner and operator of Ditka’s restaurants, has a line of wines, a carefully blended hand rolled line of cigars from Pacific Cigar Company, a line of vitamins set to be launched soon, apparel and Mike Ditka Resorts.
Mike also devotes a lot of his time to various charitable endeavors like various anti-drug and prevention campaigns. He also founded The Mike Ditka Foundation which raises funds for Misericordia, a residential facility for developmentally disabled children, and for pediatric AIDS research programs. Mike Ditka is available for personal appearances, golf outings, and product promotion.
APPEARANCES: 3rd Rock from the Sun, According to Jim, Becker, CenterStage, Cheers, Coach, E:60, Entourage, ESPN25: Who’s #1?, Late Night with David Letterman, SNL, SportsCentury, Tony Danza Show
BOOKS: The ’85 Bears: We Were the Greatest, In Life, First You Kick Ass: Reflections on the 1985 Bears and Wisdom from Da Coach, Ditka: An Autobiography
TO WORK WITH MIKE DITKA: Sports Speaker Mike Ditka can be hired for endorsements and events in roles such as public speaker, autograph signings, SMT’S, and public relation campaigns.