Who is John Calipari?
John Calipari is an American basketball coach. He was born on February 10, 1959, in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. John is the head coach of the University of Kentucky men’s team. Moreover, he has won the NCAA Championship in 2012.
|Celebrated Name||John Calipari|
|Birth Date||February 10, 1959|
|Birth Place||Moon Township, Pennsylvania|
|Birth Name||John Vincent Calipari|
|Parents||Father: Vince Calipari
Mother: Donna Calipari
|Height||6 feet 2 inches|
|Net Worth||$15 million|
John was born to Vince Calipari and Donna Calipari, as the John Vincent Calipari. He was born with the birth sign of Aquarius. He grew up with the other two children; Terri Calipari and Lea Calipari. He holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, belongs to Italian. With the height of 6 feet 2 inches, he has been able to maintain her body fit.
About her education, firstly, he attended Moon Area High School. After his graduation in 1978, he enrolled in Clarion State College. He graduated with a degree in Marketing. Furthermore, during his high school, he played for the Clarion State Eagles.
John Calipari started his career as an Assistant Coach at the University of Kansas in 1982. He worked under the head coach Ted Owens and Larry Brown. Later, from the year 1988 to 1996, he became the head coach of the University of Massachusettes. Then, from 1996 to 1999, he worked as the head coach of the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association. Eventually, he worked as the head coach for the University of Memphis from the year 2000 to 2009. Subsequently, in 2009 he became the head coach at the University of Kentucky. Also, he worked there in 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015 respectively. Furthermore, in 2012, he led the team to the NCAA Championship.
Being an excellent coach, he has received numerous awards and honors. He became the Naismith College Coach of the year in 1996, 2008, and 2015 respectively. Likewise, for the year 1996, 2009, and 2015, he became the NABC Coach of the Year. Also, in 1996, he became the Basketball Times Coach of the Year, and in 2009, Sports Illustrated Coach of the Year. Furthermore, in the year 2010, 2012, and 2015, he became the SEE Coach of the Year.
Personal Life of John Calipari
John is a married man. He married Ellen Calipari in 1986. Also, the couple is blessed with two daughters and a son. Their daughter Erin is a neuropharmacologist, and the second daughter Megan is a Frech pastry chef. Furthermore, their son Brad showed interest in basketball from his young age and played basketball for two seasons at Kentucky.
John Calipari has earned fame among mass people. Likewise, from his amazing career as a coach, he has earned a handsome amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be about $15 million.