Dan Dakich Biography

( 1962 - )
March 2, 2020
First published on:August 20, 2017
by Jack Ol

Facts of Dan Dakich

Date of Birth: 1962, August 17
Age: 58 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 5 Inch
Birth Name Dan Dakich
Birth Place Gary, Indiana
Famous Name Dan Dakich
Father Thomas Dakich
Mother Bobbie Dakich
Net Worth $1 Million
Salary $200,000
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Sportscaster and radio host
Started career as Baseball Player
Currently Working For ESPN and SEC Network
School attended Andrean High School
Currently Married Yes
Married to Leigh Ross Rakich
Divorce Jackie Dakich
Children 2

Dan Dakich is a popular American basketball sportscaster and radio host. Dakich who is a professional retired basketball player has served as an assistant coach and interim head coach for Indiana University Hoosiers. Also, he stood as head coach at Bowling Green State University from 1997 to 2007.

Dakich has married twice in his life. Together with his first, he shares two children. As of now, he is living a blissful life with his second partner since their marriage in 2015. As of 2020, his net worth is around $1 million. 

Who is Dan Dakich Married to?

Dakich married his girlfriend Jackie Dacich in 1990. However, their married life did not sustain long. They separated after some years of their conjugal life. Dakich has a son Andrew and daughter Laura from Jackie. Andrew plays basketball for Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team.

In The year 2015, Dakich found a new life-partner Leigh Ross Rakich with whom he tied the knot on 8 July 2015. Since then the couple is married, they are happily enjoying their conjugal life without the rumors of divorce or separation issues. Their mutual understanding, love, cooperation, and trust make their relationship stronger day by day.

Dan Dakich and his current wife Leigh Ross SOURCE: 1070 The Fan

His current wife Leigh is a former softball player who currently serves as the head coach of the Syracuse University softball program since 2006.

Dakich has reached the age of 64 now. He has a stands at the height of 6’5”, which is around 1.95m. 

Dan Dakich Net Worth and Salary

Having worked as a successful player, coach, and current college football analyst, Dakich deserved to have a fortune of net worth.

Dakich accumulated massive earnings through his dedication and devotion towards his work. He is receiving an annual salary of $200,000 from ESPN Network. As of 2020, he has maintained a net worth of over $1 million.

Dan Dakich Early Life & Education

Dakich was born on August 17, 1962, in Gary, Indiana, United States. He holds an American nationality and is of white ethnicity. Dakich was born to Thomas Dakich and Bobbie Dakich. He has a brother named Tom Dakich.

Dan Dakich Playing Career

Dakich went to Andrean High School in Merrillville, Indiana. From 1981 to 1985, he elected to play under the coach of Bob Knight. Dakich served as a team captain during his junior and senior seasons. As a junior, he was named All-Tournament at the Indiana Classic and as a senior; he bagged similar accolades at the Hoosier Classic.

Dakich is remembered for his defensive performance against Michael Jordan in the 1984 East Regional Semifinal of the NCAA Tournament. Dakich received his degree from Indiana University in 1985 with a degree in telecommunications.

Dan Dakich Coaching Career

Upon playing career, Dakich spent 12 seasons on the IU coaching staff under Bob Knight for 12 seasons. As an assistant coach, he helped Indiana to win several games over 12 years staying in Indiana.

From 1997 to 2007, Dakich served as the head coach at Green Bowling State University where he amassed a record of 156-140 (.527) At the end of the 2008 season, Dakich served as the interim head coach for the Indiana University.

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Dan Dakich College Basketball Analyst

Having a successful career as a basketball player and coach led him to the television and journalism world. He started his television career for the Big Ten Network for the 2009-2010 college basketball season. Since joining ESPN in 2010, he worked as a college basketball commentator and studio analyst.

Since September 2008, he worked as the host of The Dan Dakich Show on ESPN 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis.


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