Mark Dantonio is a former American football coach in college football. Back in his graduate college days, he has played as a defensive back and earned three letters for the position for the Gamecocks. The head coach announced his retirement on 4 February 2020 after recording the winningest head coach on the MSU football team.
He had his stint of 14 years of head coaching for the Michigan State Football team after he held the position from the 2007 season. Further, he led the team to three Big Ten Conference championships and eight victories over the archrival Michigan Wolverines football team in thirteen years. Prior to joining MSU, he had served as head coach to Cincinnati from 2004 to 2006 season. Let us scroll over to read more of his information.
Caption: The American former head coach of MSU Spartans.
Mark Dantonio: Bio, Family, Education
The football coach was born on 9 March 1956 which makes his age 65 as of 2021. He was born in El Paso, Texas to parents Justin Dantonio and Maryan Dantonio. Further, his grandfather, Frank Dantonio migrated to the United States from Montenerodomo, Italy in 1912. He has a nationality of America and belongs to white ethnicity.
Additionally, he is the second child to his four children of his parents. When he was one, his family relocated to Zanesville, Ohio. There his father worked as the vice principal and basketball coach at Zanesville High School. Also, Mark attended the school and was an all-state safety at Zanesville. Later he joined the University of South Carolina and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Education in 1979. He then received his master’s degree in 1980 from Ohio University.
Mark Dantonio: Career & Life Achievements
During his time at the University of South Carolina, he has played as a defensive back and earned three letters under the coach Jim Carlen in 1976-78. However, he shifted from player to coach after joining Ohio University as well as became a graduate assistant under the head coach Earle Bruce for two years. Then he moved to Purdue University as a graduate assistant. Following that, in 1986, he had his five-year stint at Youngstown State University as a defensive secondary coach on Jim Tressel’s staff.
He then named as a head coach in December 2003 for Cincinnati till 2006 and led the team to win a bowl game victory and directed the team’s transition into the Big East Conference. Since 2007, he has been serving as a 24th head coach for the Michigan State till the date he announced his retirement on 4 February 2020, Further, he recorded as the all-time winningest coach of the Michigan State Football of 114-57 and a.667 inning percentage.
— Mark Dantonio (@DantonioMark) January 30, 2021
Mark Dantonio: Personal Life & Wife
Coming over to his personal life, his followers must have known that he is a happily married man. He has married his long-time girlfriend turned wife Becky in 1990. Further, he has not revealed much information on his dating or married life. However, he has welcomed two daughters, Kristen and Lauren with his wife. The couple is sharing a blissful life with each other without any speculations of involvement in an affair or separation.
Mark Dantonio: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
According to sources, the coach earns from the lower range of $300 thousand to higher $9 million. Some sources also reviewed that an annual analysis of coach salaries, the estimated gross salary for FBS head coaches in 2020-21 will be $2.7 million, up 1.1 percent from last year’s average. In that context, Mark reported making a salary of $6 million from his career. Further, he has a net worth estimated at around $14 million.
The head coach has a verified Twitter account @DantonioMark with 149.3k followers. He has an unverified Instagram account @dantoniomark with 26.8k followers. On Facebook, he goes by the verified handle under his name with more than 1k followers.
— Mark Dantonio (@DantonioMark) January 30, 2020
Mark Dantonio: Body Measurements
The talented personality has a strong and fit body that stands to a height of 5 feet 8 inches or 1.72 meters. His body weighs around 79 kg with unknown body measurements of chest, waist, and hips. He has dark green eyes color with silver-grey hair color.