Jon Embree Bio Personal: Born October 15, 1965 in Los Angeles, CA Graduated from Cherry Creek High School in Denver Completed CU Bachelor's Degree in Communications in 1988 Married to the former Natalyn Grubb and has 3 children: Taylor (UCLA WR), Connor (UNLV WR) and Hannah Brother Sean is the Offensive Coordinator at Fairview High School in Boulder, CO (head coach is Tom McCartney, Bill's son) Player: 1983-1986 Colorado Buffaloes (Lee Willard Award as freshman, All-Big 8 as sophomore, 2nd in receiving yards among all CU tight ends) 1987-1988 Los Angeles Rams (6th round draft pick) 1989 Seattle Seahawks (elbow injury ended playing career) Coach: 1991 University of Colorado (volunteer coach) 1992 Douglas County High School (Wide Receiver and Tight End Coach) 1993-1994 University of Colorado (Tight End Coach) 1995-1998 University of Colorado (Defensive End Coach) 1999-2000 University of Colorado (Tight End Coach) 2001-2002 University of Colorado (Wide Receiver and Kicker Coach) 2003 UCLA (Assistant Head Coach / Wide Receiver Coach) 2004-2005 UCLA (Assistant Head Coach / Passing Game Coordinator / Tight End Coach) 2006-2008 Kansas City Chiefs (Tight End Coach) 2010 Washington Redskins (Tight End Coach) Notable coaching highlights: 6 bowl wins in 10 seasons on the CU staff. Since he left, CU has had losing seasons in 5/7 years. In his final season at UCLA working as its Passing Game Coordinator, the Bruins finished 10-2 with the #7 offense in the country. Coached 2 Mackey Award winners in college and in the NFL he coached Tony Gonzalez to his only back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons. Notable players recruited to Colorado: Daniel Graham, Tyler Brayton, Andre Gurode, Victor Rogers, Cedric Cormier, Justin Bannon, Mark Fenton, Sean Tufts, Hannibal Navies, Donald Strickland, Damen Wheeler, Rashidi Barnes, and Ben Kelly. Notable players coached: Christian Fauria (All-Big 8), Matt Lepsis (All-Big 8 2nd team), Daniel Graham (2001 John Mackey Award Winner), Mercedes Lewis (2005 John Mackey Award Winner), Tony Gonzalez (Pro Bowl all 3 seasons under Embree with his best 3-year statistical stretch of his career despite entering his 30s), Chris Cooley (39 receptions through 8 games in 2010) Buffs4Life: Founder & Director The foundation was established in 2007 to help former CU athletes and their families deal with financial hardships in times of need. Buffs4 Life also supports the Denver Safe House, a women’s shelter in Colorado. During the Holiday season, Buffs4Life distributes toys and goods to women and their children at the shelter. Buffs4Life, a 501 (c) (3) organization also receives generous support from sponsors, including the Anthony H. Kruse Foundation.