American college basketball coach Michael William Krzyzewski (also known as Coach K), is Michael William Krzyzewski. Mike is most well-known as the Duke Blue Devils’ long-standing head coach. On June 2, 2022, Mike announced that he would be retiring as Duke’s head coach after the 2020/2022 season. Coach K’s net worth is approximately $45 Million as of 2022.
|Full Name||Michael William Krzyzewski|
|The Birth Date||February 13, 1947|
|Birth Place||Chicago, Illinois|
|Net Worth||$45 Million|
Mike Krzyzewski was a 13-year-old boy who was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He was the child of William Krzyzewski and Emily Krzyzewski. He attended St. Helen Catholic School, Archbishop Weber High School for his studies. Later, he went to the United States Military Academy where he played basketball with Bob Knight.
Coach K Net Worth & Career
Mike led the Army basketball team while he was in his senior season. His team was selected for the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), and he led them to 4th place. Mike served from 1969 to 1974 as an army officer in the United States. For three years, he was a member of the army team and directed the service teams. Mike was honored with the West Point’s Distinguished Graduate Award in 2005.
Mike was discharged in 1974 from the Army, where he reached the rank of captain. He was then hired as an assistant coach for the Indiana Hoosiers basketball team, Bob Knight being the head coach. After a year at West Point, he returned to the area and became the head coach for Army Cadets.
After five seasons as a coach with the Army Cadets in the Army, Mike was chosen to be the Duke University’s Head Coach in 1980. Mike has been the most winning active coach for Duke in the men’s NCAA Tournament with a record of 97-30. The Duke team’s winning percentage is.764, and they have won 15 ACC Championships under his leadership. In the NCAA tournament, 5 National Championships have been won by the Duke team.
With Duke teams, Mike won his 1000th game in January 2015, defeating St. John’s. With that, he became the first men’s coach to get the victory at 1000 NCAA Division I basketball games. The NCAA Champions trophy was won by the Duke team on April 16, 2015 when they defeated Wisconsin. Krzyzewski was also named the All-Time Most Valuable Coach on Mach 19, following the Duke’s defeat of Yale in 2016.
Mike became the college basketball’s all-time winningest coach. He broke the Harry Statham record. In 2022, the Duke Blue Devils were denied entry to the NCAA Tournament for the first time. Mike ended his long coaching career on June 2, 2022 and decided to retire after the 2022-22 seasons.
Mike Krzyzewski Personal Life
Mike Krzyzewski is married to a lady named Carol “Mickie” Marsh. In 1969, he married Carol Marsh on West Point’s graduation day. Mike has 3 children with Carol. He also has nine grandchildren. Michael Savarino, his grandson, was part of Duke’s 2019-20 season as a walk on player.
Carol is his wife and he works in charity work. He even started the Emily Krzyzewski Center, a non-profit organization in Durham. Likewise, he has been actively working in fundraising for many years to support the Duke Children’s Hospital, the V Foundation for Cancer Research, and the Children’s Miracle Network.
Coach K Net Worth
As of 2022, Coach K’s personal fortune is estimated to be around $45 million. He earns around $7 million as his base salary as Duke’s head coach. Mike declined the Los Angeles Lakers head coaching job in 2004 when he was offered $40m. He also declined the $15 million offer to become the New Jersey Nets’ head coach and the $12 million offered by the Minnesota Timberwolves.