The Chicago Bears have a new general manager 15 days after firing Ryan Pace. The Bears went 6-11 this season, and the new GM has a big task on his hands in finding a new head coach. After the latest appointment, we explore Ryan Poles’ wife, children, and estimated salary in Chicago.
Former Kansas City Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles has been announced as the Chicago Bears’ new general manager.
The 36-year-old is a former offensive tackle at Boston College and joined BC’s staff in 2008 after graduating. He then became a personnel assistant with the Chiefs in 2009 before becoming assistant director of player personnel in 2018. He was executive director of player personnel for just a year before moving to Chicago.
New Bears GM grateful for oppurtunity
It’s certainly a big job for Poles, whose first concern is appointing a new head coach. After the news was made official on Tuesday 25 January, Poles said in a statement: “I am extremely grateful to George, the McCaskey family and the rest of the Bears organization for this opportunity.
“The Chicago Bears are one of the flagship franchises in the National Football League and are recognized as one of the most prestigious clubs in all of sports. It’s an honor for me to join such a well-regarded organization. Together with my family, I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running to help get this organization, its fanbase and the city what they deserve: a winning team and a Super Bowl trophy.”
More on Ryan Poles’ family and parents
The new Bears GM was born on 20 September 1985 in Canandaigua, New York. Ryan Poles’ parents are his father, Junior Poles, and his mother, Marry Ellen. He also has a younger sister, Kelly Poles, who played basketball at the University of Vermont.
Ryan Poles’ wife Katie and their children
Ryan Poles’ wife is Katie Bud Poles, who is a Program Director at i9Sports according to her LinkedIn bio. i9Sports is a Youth Sports League for children aged 2-14 years of age.
Katie has worked there since October 2011, and before that, was a teacher. According to her LinkedIn, she lives in Leawood, Kansas, United States, although this is likely to change after her husband Ryan took a job in Chicago.
Ryan and Katie got married in 2011, and they have two children together, Mason and Jordyn. Neither Ryan nor Katie Bud Poles are on Instagram, however, they are both on Facebook. Katie can be found here, while Ryan is here, and they have both uploaded plenty of cute snaps with Mason and Jordyn.
His net worth and estimated salary with the Chicago Bears
Accurate figures for both are difficult to obtain, but it’s estimated that Ryan Poles’ net worth is between $500k-$1million. His salary in Chicago is unconfirmed but reasonable estimates suggest it will be $1million+ per year.