Swans: Inside John Longmire and Wife Shelley Longmire Family

John Longmire and his wife Shelley Longmire has been married for a long time ( Source : Dailymail )

John Longmire, an AFL Sydney Swans head coach, and his wife Shelley Longmire have been happily married for over a decade.

Their relationship is only going strong as time passes. Former Australian professional rules footballer John serves as the Sydney Swans' head coach.

Before venturing into his coaching career, Longmire represented the North Melbourne Football Club for more than ten years in the AFL and won the Australian Football League premiership player in 1999, the same he left the Kangaroos.

The 51-year-old former AFL star gained notoriety when Corowa Rutherglen in the Coreen & District Football League offered him the 1984 Thirds goal kicking award. Longmire had scored 82 goals as a 16-year-old junior in 1987, his first season as a senior, and came close to winning the league's top prize.

Quick Facts About John Longmire

Full NameJohn Longmire
Age51
WifeShelley Longmire
Kids3
Net Worth$8 million
Height194 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight102 kg (225 lb)
ProfessionFootball Coach
Current TeamSydney Swans

John Longmire played for the North Melbourne Football Club in the 80s and 90s
John Longmire played for the North Melbourne Football Club in the 80s and 90s( Source : Australianfootball )

Inside John Longmire and Wife Shelley Longmire Family

John Longmire and his wife, Shelley Longmire, make up a lovely family. Swans coach takes motivation from his blissful married life.

Longmire is blissfully wed to her adorable girlfriend, Shelley, in a dream wedding. The couple tied the knot in the early 2000s and have been counterparts.

Before their nuptial, John and Shelley had been dating for a long time. The couple, who have three lovely kids, are frequently spotted together. In Sydney, Australia, the happy family dwells in a private home.

In 2013, they underwent house renovations, and in 2017 they installed a pool and cabana hut. A trendy coffee table on grey carpeting contrasts with the darling leather sofas and chairs that enhance the living room's charm.

The coach's lovely seaside property in Malabar was sold in July 2018 by the coach's wife, Shelley. After Swans' former coach Paul Roos retired in 2011 and Longmire was promoted to the top position, he purchased the house for $1.7 million.

In 2018, Longmire's then 13-year-old son commented on Alex Johnson's injury, saying, "Alex doesn't deserve this, it is just not fair." Before rupturing the feared anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, in only his second game back AFL game after a long absence from injury, Alex endured five reconstructions and 12 procedures on his left knee.

AFL coach John Longmire with his wife Shelley and three children
AFL coach John Longmire with his wife Shelley and three children ( Source : codesports )

John Longmire And Wife Shelley Longmire Age Difference

John Longmire, aged 51, was born on the last day of 1970 on December 31st. Meanwhile, her evergreen wife Shelley Longmire is around her late 40s based on her look and appearance.

Shelley has not revealed her age and birthdate, nor did her husband John mention anything regarding her age. But looking at their pictures, one can easily see not much of a difference in their ages.

Longmire, a scholastic phenom from Corowa-Rutherglen, was initially committed to Sydney but ultimately chose North Melbourne. He could adapt to several positions with equal effectiveness since he was magnificently tall at the height of 194 cm, strong, and unexpectedly swift, especially early in his career.

He started as a local player for the Corowa-Rutherglen Football Club before catching the eye of North Melbourne talent scouts in 1988 at age 18. Longmire and middle forward Wayne Carey had a potent goal-scoring tandem at North Melbourne. The pair teamed to score 769 goals throughout six seasons between 1990 and 1995, including thirteen occasions when they both scored ten or more goals in a single game.

John Longmire bought his son to a football pitch
John Longmire bought his son to a football pitch ( Source : cdn )

How Long Has John Longmire Coached Sydney Swans?

John Longmire returned to New South Wales and has been the head coach of Sydney Swans since 2011.

Longmire was hired as the Swans' coaching supervisor by senior coach Paul Roos in 2008. After Roos retired after the 2010 season, Longmire took over as senior coach of the Sydney Swans as part of a succession plan.

With only five defeats in the first 14 rounds of the 2011 season, the 51-year-old made a respectable start to his coaching career. His inaugural contest as Sydney Swans senior coach in that year's campaign concluded in a tie with Melbourne.

Longmire took on the head coaching position at Sydney in 2011 after completing a lengthy tutelage under Rodney Eade and Paul Roos. He guided the Swans to the last four in his first season and the club's sixth title in his second, in 2012. In 2014, while he was the Swans' coach, they advanced to another Grand Final but lost to Hawthorn. The Bulldogs defeated them in 2016 after they had previously come close.

Longmire's eight seasons as Sydney's coach have produced eight consecutive finals appearances, an incredible feat unequaled by any other AFL club. However, others contend that the Swans should have won at least one more championship during that time.

John Longmire is coaching AFL team Sydney Swans for over a decade since 2011.
John Longmire is coaching AFL team Sydney Swans for over a decade since 2011. ( Source : foxsports )

Given that they made it to the championship final each season, including the last five with Lance Franklin starting, who was perhaps the finest player in the league then, they must have been a good team.

Regardless of the validity of such claims, John's accomplishments as a player and coach would make many people envious. Moreover, Longmire also led the All-Stars squad in the one-time 2020 State of Origin game, which was held on February 28, 2020, at Docklands Stadium, Melbourne.

How Rich Is John Longmire? AFL Coach Net Worth in 2022

According to Idol Net Worth, the former AFL player John Longmire has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Most of his bread and butter comes from his profession as a football coach and the money he earned from his playing career. Due to his incredible physique and well-built body, he got the nickname "Horse." 

But the money he now earns as a head coach is far less than he used to make as a player because players are paid comparatively more than coaches. In addition, many brands and endorsement deals also benefit players' sources of income. But that does not rule out the fact that he is earning a good earning as a football coach. In fact, he will make the list of highest-paid coaches in the AFL at present.

In July 2022, Longmire's former club North Melbourne asked coach Alastair Clarkson to lead the club and made a salary deal worth $1.6 million a year. The Kangaroos were willing to make the mega deal through as they believe the four-time premiership winner Clarkson is worth all the money.

The monstrous deal will quickly go down as the record for highest-earning a coach gets in the Australian Football League (AFL) history. According to Mark Robinson, the three-time championship coach of Richmond, Damien Hardwick, and the 2012 premiership coach of Sydney, John Longmire, are the only two AFL coaches currently earning a million dollars in salary.