John Calipari Biography

March 19, 2020
First published on:March 19, 2020
by Ramin

Facts of John Calipari

Birth Name John Vincent Calipari
Birth Place Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Famous Name John Calipari
Birth Date 10 February 1959
Horoscope Aquarius
Father Vince Calipari
Mother Donna Mae Callipari
Net Worth $45 million
Salary 9 million
Siblings Lea Calipari and Terri Calipari
No. of Twitter Followers 1.6 million
No. of Instagram Followers 381000
No. of Siblings 2
Profession Head Coach
University attended University of Pennsylvania
School attended Moon Area High School
Married to Ellen Calipari
Children Bradley Vincent Calipari, Megan Rae Calipari, and Erin Calipari

John Vincent Calipari is an American basketball coach who started his professional career as an associate assistant at Kansas University in 1982. Throughout his career, he has achieved a great milestone which made him one of the highest-earning coaches of all time. Currently, he is the head coach for the University of Kentucky who has been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015. His career record is 330-77. He belongs to the Southeastern Conference.

Vincent was born on 10 February 1959 under the star sign Aquarius. He was born in Moon Township, Pennsylvania alongside two sisters Lea Calipari and Terri Calipari. He was born to Parents Donna Mae Callipari and Vince Calipari. He has dual citizenship with the U.S and Italy. Want to know about his life? what are his contract details?  

John Calipari Net Worth: What much salary does he earn annually?

John Calipari, having a height of 1.88m, has signed a 10-year-long contract worth a whopping $86 million. The 10-year contract pays Calipari $8 million per year for each of the next two seasons, $8.5 million per year from July 2021 to June 2025, and $9 million per year from July 2025 to June 2029.

Year  Salary
2019 $8 million
2020 $8 million
2021 $8.5 million
2022 $8.5 million
2023 $8.5 million
2024 $8.5 million
2025 $9 million
2026 $9 million
2027 $9 million
2028 $9 million

In the sixth year, John has the option to choose between coaching and helping as a special assistant to the athletic director/university representative. If he chooses the latter, he would also be responsible for fundraising and promoting the athlete's department, including the men's basketball program. However, like his previous contract, his new deal also doesn't include a buyout.

This offer by Kentucky was the counteroffer to the $48 million deal by the UCLA. Moreover, the new contract will give him more security and he will be given an opportunity to serve as a "paid ambassador" after his retirement. 

John Calipari receiving the Hall of Fame SOURCE: WABC TV

In addition, he was already the highest-paid college coach before signing the new contract earning $9.2 million. His annual salary is double of a normal salary like that of Bob Higgins and Mick Cronin

Calipari has accumulated all of his earnings from his coaching career and has managed to earn a net worth of $45 million according to sources from Celebritynetworth. He has been living a life of Luxury from his career earnings with his family.

John Calipari House

The head coach for the University of Kentucky has earned millions of dollars from his professional career and has managed to buy some of the incense properties. 

John Calipari house in Richmond Road at Ashland Park SOURCE: Livelovelex

Although the details of the properties haven't been revealed in any media, John along with his wife and children all reside in the house located in Richmond Road in Ashland Park. The home looks similar to his other property in Memphis. They also have two dogs named Palmer and McGruff who play around the house.

Personal Life: Wife, Son, and Daughters 

The 61-years-old is happily married to Ellen Calipari since 1986. They have been a happy couple since 1986 without any controversies or affairs. They are blessed with three children.

John Calipari family SOURCE: Ace Weekly

They are Erin Calipari, a neuropharmacologist who played basketball at UMass, Megan Calipari, a French pastry chef, and son Bradley Vincent Calipari who played basketball at Kentucky in May 2019 with two remaining seasons of college eligibility and choose to transfer to the University of Detroit Mercy to complete his college playing career.

John Calipari on Twitter 

Undoubtedly, he is one of the coaches in the states to have a whopping 1.6 million followers in his twitter account where he tweets different facts about the basketball and also shares various information regarding everyday life. 

He is very active on his account and also tweets regarding everything.

Accomplishments and Honors 

  • NCAA Division I Tournament (2012)
  • 6 NCAA Regional – Final Four (1996*, 2008*, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)
  • 6 SEC Tournament (2010, 2011, 2015–2018)
  • 6 SEC regular-season (2010, 2012, 2015–2017, 2020)
  • 4 C-USA Tournament (2006–2009)
  • 5 C-USA regular season (2004, 2006–2009)
  • NIT (2002)
  • 5 A10 Tournament (1992–1996)
  • 5 A10 regular season (1992–1996)
  • 3× Naismith College Coach of the Year (1996, 2008, 2015)
  • AP College Coach of the Year (2015)
  • 3× NABC Coach of the Year (1996, 2009, 2015)
  • 2× Basketball Times Coach of the Year (1996, 2015)
  • 2× Adolph Rupp Cup (2010, 2015)
  • Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year (2009)
  • 4× SEC Coach of the Year (2010, 2012, 2015, 2020)
  • 3× C-USA Coach of the Year (2006, 2008, 2009)
  • 3× A10 Coach of the Year (1993, 1994, 1996)

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