Mike and his wife Peggy have two grown children, Kyle and Krystal. Both are graduates of the University of Texas.
Mike was a project consultant for the movie Any Given Sunday.
Before becoming head coach for the Broncos, Mike served as Offensive Coordinator under Dan Reeves.
Mike, now head coach of the Denver Broncos, used to be the head coach of their arch rivals the Oakland Raiders.
Mike played with John Elway in the 1995 Waldbaum's Celebrity Golf Classic.
One of Mike's nicknames is "Shanny."
Mike almost died once in college after being injured while playing football. He split his kidney, but delayed going to the hospital until a roommate finally called an ambulance. His heart stopped for 30 seconds before the doctors brought him back and performed emergency surgery on him.
Mike was a quarterback and defensive back for East Illinois University.
Mike attended East Leyden High School in Franklin Park, Illinois.
Mike and The Broncos won back to back Super Bowls in 1998 and 1999.
Mike is currently the Executive Vice President of Football Operations and Head Coach for the Denver Broncos.
Shanahan: (On his coaching technique) I am always pushing them to believe. To do something special.
(In a press conference after Denver Bronco Defensive Cornerback, Darrent Williams, was shot and killed New Year's Day in 2007.)
Shanahan: You never know why God takes someone, but I'll say this, He got...(pauses to compose himself)...someone very special in Darrent.
Shanahan: It takes a great athlete and a very mature athlete to play as a rookie in the NFL.
Shanahan: The one thing we have in our division is everybody tries to get better. We've got ownership throughout the division where teams are looking to improve...If you're not improving in our division, chances are you're not going to win.