Duke university’s head men’s basketball coach Michael William Krzyzewski is more famous than Coach K, especially for pushing the Blue Devils to five NCAA Division I titles, 15 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament championships, and 12 ACC regular seasons.
Who is Michael William Krzyzewski (Coach K)?
Coach K is an exalted coach from Chicago, who is known for his eminent personality. He is the son of Emily M. and William Krzyzewski and grew up in a Ukrainian village where his family is of Catholic background. 74 years old in 2021, he was born on 13 February 1947. Coach K has American nationality and follows the Christian faith with his family. Coach K’s zodiac sign is Aquarius.
Early days of Coach K
He belongs to a catholic family and spent his childhood in his hometown with his family where he is closer with his sibling’s bill Krzyzewski. It seems his early days were well spent with his family and siblings with better education.
Education and hobbies of Coach K
Although he is a legend of a basketball coach, it is obvious that he is well educated, yet his educational journey began in his hometown Ukrainian village. After attending St. Helen Catholic school and Archbishop Weber prep school in Chicago, he graduated from United States Military Academy in 1969.
Hobbie of Coach k
Since his early years, he has been a sportsman, and his passion for basketball led him to pursue a career in sports. His dedication to the game made him the captain of the 1968-69 Army basketball team. He led his team to the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).
Relationship, wife, children
Coach K was blessed with a soul mate whom he married in a catholic chapel on his graduation day in 1969. Carol Mickie Marsh is his best supporter in both his personal and professional life. As of today, they have three daughters Debbie, Lindy, and Jamie, and ten grandchildren.
Height Weight and body measurement
A legend of basketball, his appearance and personality fit his profession. Fans love his brown eyes and black hair, as well as his body structure. He has maintained a body where he stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 80kg.
The career of Coach K
His passion for basketball led him to pursue a career as a coach and to succeed in his career. First, he was a captain of the Army Basketball team under Bob Knight during his college days.
In the meantime, he worked in the United States Army for three years and was released in 1974 as a captain.
After serving in the United States Army, he began coaching in 1974-1975 with the Indiana Hoosiers before returning to West Point to coach Army cadets where he led them to a 73-59 record and one NIT berth in five seasons.
As the head coach at Duke University of Blue Devils since 1980 march 18, his career path has struck the heavens. Having 35 NCAA Tournament berths for the past 36 years and 24 consecutively, he has been the most successful coach in men’s NCAA tournaments. His Duke team has won 15 ACC championships, five NCAA tournament national championships, and reached 12 finals fours.
On March 20, 2011, Coach K won his 900th game with his blue devil team as well as on January 25, 2015, he became the first man to win 1,000 NCAA Division I basketball games.
Moreover, he won 90 total wins, including the NCAA Division I tournament in 2016. On February 16, 2019, he became the all-time winning coach in college basketball history at any level after winning his 1,123rd game.
He announced his retirement from coaching basketball in the year 2021-2022.
Coach k praise and awards
Coach K’s basketball career has been amazing because he has won many games as he represented his state and country as a great basketball player. Due to his successful journey as a head coach he has received many awards and honors.
He received the honor of winning five-time NCAA Champion for years 1991,1992,2001,2010,2015 with five-time coach of the Olympic Gold Medal winning team in 1984,1992,2008,2012,2016.
In addition to receiving two gold medals at FIBA World Cups in 2010 and 2014, he also earned two bronze medals in 1990 and 2006.
He received three-time Naismith college coach of the year with two-time Naismith memorial basketball hall of fame inductee (2001,2010) as well college basketball hall of fame inductee class of 2006.
He was honored with United States Olympic hall of fame inductee (2009), FIBA hall of fame inductee (2017) with a dream team.
Besides that he was honored by united states military academy sports hall of fame inductee(2009), two times united states sports academy Amos Alonzo Stagg coaching award winner, twelve ACC regular-season championships, fifteen ACC tournament championships, five times ACC coach of the year, national polish American sports hall of fame inductee.
His career journey has praised him in many ways as the best America’s coach award 2001, sportsman of the year 2011, making history award in 2013, coach K Court at Cameron indoor stadium.
Coach K was honored as coach Krzyzewski teaching character through sports award, awarded as the order of Lincoln by governor of Illinois in 2014 in the area of sports as well as receiving the golden plate award of the American Academy of Achievement in 1995.
Besides being the best coach and its reward he has received Humanitarian Award for civic service and charitable efforts.
Charity and fund
In addition to being a great coach, he is a good human being who invests some of his money in a variety of nonprofit organizations.
Not only Mike but also his family were involved in charity as they funded Emily Krzyzewski center located in Durham( 2006) as well Duke children’s Hospital, children miracle Network, V Foundation for cancer research, and so on.
Krzyzewski family is more active in funding Duke university as establishing scholarships for students meanwhile active on the board of advisors of Code of Support Foundation.
The net worth of Coach K
The majority of his income here comes from coaching basketball, where he earned about $9.7 million every year. According to the source, he has an estimated net worth of $45 million.
Social sites and platforms
Since he is a national hero, he is active on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
In his Twitter account, https://twitter.com/coachkwisdom?lang=en has a total of 3762 Tweets, joined in 2013 February with 685 following and 1476 K followers. While his Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/coachkrzyzewski/?hl=en is another social site to keep himself updated in which he has non-posts with 826 followers and 140 followings. Meanwhile, his Facebook account https://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Coach-K-Krzyzewski/100044254906592/ has 246K followers.