Who are Darrell Bevell's wife and children as ex-Lions coach replaces Urban Meyer?

Joshua Rogers December 16, 2021
Who are Darrell Bevell's wife and children as ex-Lions coach replaces Urban Meyer?
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The Jacksonville Jaguars offensive co-ordinator has been promoted to interim head coach following Urban Meyer’s dismissal. Given his new role, NFL fans want to know more about Darrell Bevell’s wife and children.

Darrell Bevell became Detroit Lions interim coach after he replaced Matt Patricia. The 51-year-old, who is from Scottsdale, Arizona, went undrafted in the 1996 NFL Draft, which was when he decided to focus on coaching.

Bevell is also former offensive co-ordinator for the Seattle Seahawks, and served as offensive co-ordinator for the Minnesota Vikings from 2006 to 2010. He was hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2021 as their offensive co-ordinator under then-head coach Urban Meyer.

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Bevell steps in as Jaguars interim coach after Meyer’s dismissal

On Wednesday, 15 December, Darrell was named Jacksonville Jaguars’ interim head coach after Urban Meyer was fired. Meyer had a brief yet tumultuous time with the Jags, winning just two of his 13 games in charge.

Bevell will now take charge as Jacksonville’s interim head coach for the final four games of the season, beginning Sunday against Houston, who are 2-11.

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More on Darrell Bevell’s personal life, including wife Tammy

People want to know more about Darrell Bevell’s wife Tammy in the wake of his new role. The couple married in the 1993, with their wedding taking place in Salt Lake City. 

Tammy is believed to be 51 years old and was Tammy Barlow before becoming Mrs Bevell. Darrell and his wife stay out of the limelight, and Tammy is generally not on social media. However, there are several photos of the family online. She also appears to have a Pinterest account but the photos are mainly of hairstyles.

Darrell Bevell’s children and a double proposal

Darrell and Tammy Bevell have three daughters – Kailey, Hailey and Morgan. When he was Detroit Lions interim head coach, Darrell told reporters an amusing story involving his future son-in-laws.

“I was with my family, my wife, my three daughters and my two, I guess, future son-in-laws. They both wanted to talk to me,” Bevell told TMZ.

“My middle daughter’s a softball player at BYU and when she came up here, she’s like, ‘I haven’t got enough hitting in, I want to go hit.’ So we went out and hit, and one of them (the boys) took a softball off the eye, so he asked me (for his daughter’s hand in marriage) while we were in the emergency room,” Bevell said.

“The two guys (both) asked me for my permission.”

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.