Who Is Tom Brady’s Father? Everything To Know About Tom Brady Sr.

Who is Tom Brady Sr.? Here is everything you need to know about the father of seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady and the special bond the two have.

Tom Brady Sr. — the father of seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady — did not take the NFL route like his son did for over 20 years. However, he shares a similar story of how hard work over a consistent, long-term basis paid off positively.

An Overview of Tom Brady Sr.

Brady Sr. is American and of Irish descent.

Earning a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from the University of San Francisco, Brady Sr.’s journey to success began at a life insurance company called New England Life.

Having worked his way up the ranks, Brady Sr. officially created his insurance firm, Thomas Brady & Associates.

He started the company in San Mateo, California, before opening an office in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2007 — the site of his son’s playing career up until 2019.

Brady Sr. met his wife Galynn while she was working as a flight attendant. On April 19, 1969, the couple got married. They reportedly still reside in San Mateo, California — where they raised Tom and his three sisters, Maureen, Nancy, and Julie.

Who Is Tom Brady's Father? Everything To Know About Tom Brady Sr.
Photo via Tom Brady’s Instagram.

Brady Sr. is a grandfather of 10 grandchildren. Through Tom, they have three: Jack, Benjamin, and Vivian.

Brady Sr. noticed his son’s competitive nature at a very young age. In an interview, Brady Sr. recalled how Tom “hated” losing in sports, even as a young boy.

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Brady Sr. and Tom share a very close relationship. In an interview with members of the media just before New England’s Super Bowl matchup against the Atlanta Falcons in 2017, Brady teared up when mentioning his father was his “hero.”

“He was always someone who supported me in everything I did,” Brady added.

 

When Brady announced his retirement for a second time after the 2022 season — formally marking the end of his professional football career — he told one individual a week before everyone else: Brady Sr.

In a special interview with The Boston Globe, Brady Sr. said he was “not shocked by any means” that his son was going to hang up his cleats after a remarkable run that will be talked about by future generations.

“He has played football for 32 years out of his 45, living his dream for three-fourths of his life,” Brady Sr. said. “It’s been a wonderful ride.”

Brady Sr. was on the field for what would be Brady’s final NFL game — a 31-14 loss vs. the Dallas Cowboys on Super Wild Card Weekend, with Brady quarterbacking the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The two exchanged a long hug.

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