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						John Calipari

John Calipari

Date of Birth February 10, 1959
Age 64 years, 4 months, 5 days
Place of Birth Moon
Country United States
Profession Basketball Coach
Horoscope Aquarius

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John Calipari is a famous Basketball Coach, born on February 10, 1959 in United States. As of January 9, 2023, John Calipari’s net worth is $45 Million. He received the Naismith College Coach of the Year Award in 1996, 2008 and 2015 and the Sports Illustrated Coach of the Year Award in 2009.

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Spouse Ellen Calipari
Children(s) Bradley Vincent Calipari, Megan Rae Calipari, Erin Calipari


NCAA head coach who led the University of Kentucky to an NCAA Championship in 2012. Before joining Kentucky, he helped establish an elite basketball program at the University of Memphis, coaching the Tigers to the NCAA Championship game in 2008. John Vincent Calipari (born February 10, 1959) is an American basketball coach. Since 2009, he has been the head coach of the University of Kentucky men’s team, with whom he won the NCAA Championship in 2012. He has been named Naismith College Coach of the Year three times (in 1996, 2008 and 2015), and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015..

He married Ellen Calipari and they have three kids together: Megan, Erin, and Bradley.

Calipari was born in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh. He is of Italian descent. He attended Moon Area High School and graduated in 1978.

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Calipari lettered two years at UNC Wilmington before transferring to Clarion University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. He played point guard at Clarion during the 1981 and 1982 seasons, leading the team in assists and free throw percentage.

John Calipari Net Worth

John Calipari is one of the richest Basketball Coach & listed on most popular Basketball Coach. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, John Calipari's net worth $45 Million.

Net Worth $45 Million
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Source of Income Basketball Coach
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He played point guard for UNC- Wilmington and Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Calipari lettered two years at UNC Wilmington before transferring to Clarion University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. He played point guard at Clarion during the 1981 and 1982 seasons, leading the team in assists and free throw percentage.

From 1982 to 1985, Calipari was an assistant at the University of Kansas under Ted Owens and Larry Brown. Calipari had several jobs as the lowest coach in the pecking order when Ted Owens hired him as a volunteer assistant for the Jayhawks’ 1982–83 season, including serving food at the training table. “I was blessed to have the chance. Can you imagine being 22, 23 and your first opportunity to be around the game is at a program like Kansas?”

From 1985 to 1988, he was an assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh under Roy Chipman and Paul Evans. From 1988 to 1996, he was head coach at the University of Massachusetts. From 1996 to 1999, he was head coach and Executive VP of basketball operations for the NBA’s New Jersey Nets. During the 1999–2000 season, he was an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers under coach Larry Brown, before moving on to his next position at the University of Memphis.

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He was previously the head coach at the University of Massachusetts from 1988 to 1996, the NBA’s New Jersey Nets from 1996 to 1999 and the University of Memphis from 2000 to 2009, and was the head coach of the Dominican Republic national team in 2011 and 2012.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Basketball Coach. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. John Calipari celebrates birthday on February 10 of every year.

From 1988 to 1996 at UMass, Calipari led the Minutemen program to five consecutive Atlantic 10 titles and NCAA Tournament appearances, including periods where the program was ranked first nationally. He finished with a 193–71 record overall, with a 91–41 record in Atlantic 10 conference games. Calipari was named Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year in 1992, 1993, and 1996. He was also named the Naismith, NABC, Basketball Times & Sporting News National Coach of the Year in 1996. He led UMass to its first-ever appearance in the Final Four with the play of the John R. Wooden Award winner and Naismith College Player of the Year Marcus Camby, although this appearance was later vacated by the NCAA because Camby had accepted about $28,000 worth of gifts, in particular a gold chain, from two sports agents who were luring him to enter the NBA draft after his Sophomore season.

What is John Calipari's salary?

From 2009 to 2019, John Calipari’s base salary was $6.5 million. In June of 2019, he signed a 10-year, $86-million contract extension that comes with an average salary of $9 million.

Who is the highest paid college basketball coach?

Bill Self is the highest-paid college basketball coach. The Kansas head coach tops the list for the 2021-22 season. He took home $10,184,282, which is close to $2 million more than the second-highest-paid coach.

How many Final Fours has John Calipari?

Calipari has coached Kentucky to four Final Fours, in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. He also led UMass and Memphis to the Final Four in 1996 and 2008 respectively; those appearances were later vacated, though Calipari was cleared of wrongdoing in both cases.

What's John Calipari record at Kentucky?

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Who is the highest paid NFL coach?

Sean McVay is likely the highest paid coach in the NFL, making somewhere between $15-$18 million per year, as the article outlines. Coming it at number two is Bill Belichick, who is making $12.5 million per season.

In the Sweet 16 matchup with Kentucky in 1992, official Lenny Wirtz issued Calipari a controversial technical foul for being outside the coach’s box during a crucial UMass possession. Kentucky went on to face Duke in the next round in one of the greatest games in college basketball history, won on a last-second shot by Christian Laettner.

Calipari’s greatest strength as a coach is his ability to create teams that play together. His 1992 Massachusetts team remains one of the most overachieving units The Minutes has ever seen, featuring a shooting guard with range so limited he made one 3-pointer all season (Jim McCoy), a 6-foot-3 power forward (Will Herndon), and a left-handed center who stood all of 6–7 (Harper Williams). Somehow, that collection of marginal talent went 30–5 and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16.

In 1993, UMass defeated defending NCAA champion and preseason #1 North Carolina in the pre-season NIT in Madison Square Garden. The following year #3 UMass defeated defending NCAA champion and #1 Arkansas in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off classic, which resulted in UMass becoming the first New England college basketball team to be voted #1 in the Associated Press poll.

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