Mark Dantonio Biography

Mark Dantonio

Quick Facts Of Mark Dantonio

Celebrated Name Mark Dantonio
Age 64 Years
Nick Name Mark Dantonio
Birth Name Mark Justin Dantonio
Birth Date 1956-03-09
Gender Male
Profession Football Coach
Birth Nation USA
Place Of Birth El Paso, Texas
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
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Religion Roman Catholic
High School Zanesville High School
College / University University of South Carolina / Ohio University
Educational Qualification Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Education
Marital Status Married
Wife Becky
Children Two
Daughter Kristen and Lauren Dantonio
Father Justin Dantonio
Mother Maryan Dantonio
Siblings Three
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Hair Color Grey
Eye Color Brown
Net Worth $14 Million
Salary $5.6 Million
Source of Wealth Sports Industry
Sexual Orientation Straight

Mark Dantonio is an American football coach and former player. He is the current head football coach at Michigan State University and he has held the position since the 2007 season, presiding over one of the most successful eras in the program’s history. Similarly, He’s led the Michigan State Spartans to three Big Ten Conference championships, and eight victories over archival Michigan in twelve years. Let's know more about him through this article.

What is Mark Dantonio famous for?

  • An American football coach and former player.

Where is Mark Dantonio born?

Going back to his past life, Mark was born in El Paso, Texas, the U.S. to his parents Justin and Maryan Dantonio in the year of 1956. Currently, he aged 63 years old. Similarly, He is American by nationality and belongs to White ethnicity. He has three siblings; Frank, John, and Mike Dantonio. Further, He is a devout Roman 

Which institutions does Mark Dantonio go to study?

For his education, he attended Zanesville High School. Later, he enrolled at the University of South Carolina where he earned a bachelors' degree in education in 1979 and a master's degree in education from Ohio University in 1980.

When did Mark Dantonio pursue his coaching career?

  • Dantonio began his coaching career at Ohio University, where he was a graduate assistant. In 1981, he made his first stop in the Big Ten Conference. 
  • Later, he moved on to Purdue University as a graduate assistant. He spent two years, in 1983 and 1984, as a graduate assistant at Ohio State University under head coach Earle Bruce. 
  • In 1986, he began a five-year stint on Jim Tressel’s staff at Youngstown State University as a defensive secondary coach.
  • Since 1990, He led the Penguins’ defense to an 11-0 record and a #2 ranking nationally. Glen Mason hired him in 1991 to be the defensive secondary coach for the Kansas Jayhawks. 
  • When Nick Saban was hired at Michigan State in 1995, he hired him to join his staff in East Lansing. And there he remained even after Saban left for LSU. After Bobby Williams was named head coach in 1999 following Saban’s departure, he was promoted to associate head coach. Similarly, there he remained through the 2000 season.
  • He was named head coach at Cincinnati on December 23rd, 2003. He became the first head coach in 23 years to lead the school to a winning season in his first season at UC.
  • During his time at UC, he led the Bearcats to a bowl game victory and directed the team's transition into the Big East Conference. As head coach, he had 15 players earn all-conference honors and 25 received conference academic recognition.
  • He began his Michigan State career well at Spartan Stadium when on April 21st, 2007, Michigan State drew over 25,000 fans to watch the team's spring scrimmage game.
  • In 2012, He led the Spartans to a 7-6 record and a Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl win against Texas Christian University. The season started with promise, when preseason #13 Michigan State beat #24 Boise State; but two games later, the #10 Spartans lost to No. 20 Notre Dame, and went on to suffer four home losses in Big Ten play. 
  • The year 2016 is the Spartans' worst season under him, going 1-8 in Big Ten play and finishing the season at 3-9, the program's worst overall record in more than 30 years.
  • Despite anemic offensive production in 2018 with the scoring offense (18.7 points per game) that ranked 125th out of 129 teams, he resisted major restructuring of his offense but instead chose to reshuffle the offensive staff in 2019. 
  • On February 04th, 2020, He announced he was stepping down as head coach, just hours after being accused of committing NCAA violations.

Is Mark Dantonio married or not?

Turning his personal life, Mark is a married man. He was married to his lovely wife, Becky in 1990. Together, they blessed with two daughters; Kristen and Lauren Dantonio. Currently, they have a happy and blissful life without rumors of divorce or separation.

What is the net worth of Mark Dantonio?

Mark Dantonio is an American college football coach and former player who earns the sum of a good amount of money and salary from his profession in the field of the sports industry. As per online sites, his estimated net worth said to be $14 million and his salary is $5.6 million at 

How tall is Mark Dantonio?

Being a football coach for over a decade, Mark has an athletic body with grey hair and brown eyes. Apart from that, his other body information such as height, weight, body measurements, etc. is yet to be disclosed. In the case of disclosed, we will let you know.