Mark Dantonio Wiki
Mark Dantonio was born on March 9, 1956, and from El Paso, Texas, USA. He is a former American football coach and player, recently he served as the head football coach at Michigan State University, a position he had held since the 2007 season, presiding over one of the most successful eras in the program’s history.
Mark Dantonio Career
He attended the University of South Carolina and earned three letters as a defensive back for Coach Jim Carlen for the Gamecocks 1976-78. Then, he earned a bachelor’s degree in education from South Carolina in 1979 and he received a master’s degree in education from Ohio University in 1980.
Then, Mark began his coaching career at Ohio University, where he was a graduate assistant. Later, he was named head coach at Cincinnati on December 23, 2003, and became the first head coach in 23 years to lead the school to a winning season in his first season at UC.
On November 27, 2006, he became the 24th head coach at Michigan State. Then, on April 21, 2007, he began his Michigan State career well at Spartan Stadium and Michigan State drew over 25,000 fans to watch the team’s spring scrimmage game.
On October 8, 2011, Dantonio signed a contract extension that made him a “Spartan for life.” In 2014, he earned the second-highest salary among college football coaches, due largely to a retention bonus. On September 21, 2019, with his 110th victory, Dantonio became the winningest head coach in MSU football surpassing Duffy Daugherty.
On February 4, 2020, Dantonio announced he would be stepping down as head coach of the Michigan State football team. Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio announced his surprise retirement Tuesday on Twitter, and the Spartans are better off for it.
Under Dantonio, Michigan State became one of two Big Ten teams to make the College Football Playoff (though most fans would probably rather forget the result). He won three conference titles and beat Michigan, Penn State and Ohio State plenty of times, sometimes winning stunningly.
To all Spartans: Thank you for everything. You have truly helped my dreams come true. pic.twitter.com/uKkubvp1cW
— Mark Dantonio (@DantonioMark) February 4, 2020
Mark Dantonio Family
How old is Mark Dantonio? He was born on March 9, 1956, and from n El Paso, Texas, USA and he is 63 years old as of 2019. He was born to Justin and Maryan. Furthermore, his Grandfather Frank D’antonio moved from Montenerodomo, Italy, to the United States – losing the apostrophe at Ellis Island – in 1912.
He has three brothers: Frank Dantonio, John Dantonio, and Mike Dantonio.
Mark Dantonio Wife
Mark Dantonio married his wife, Becky, in 1990. The duo has two daughters, Kristen and Lauren.
Mark Dantonio Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth of him is $18 Million USD as of 2019. He stands 5 feet 9 inch tall and weighs around 79KG.