Lee Corso Biography

September 18, 2019
First published on:December 10, 2018
by Jorge

Facts of Lee Corso

Birth Name Lee Corso
Birth Place Lake Mary, Florida, United States
Famous Name Lee Corso
Birth Date August 7, 1935
Horoscope Leo
Father Alessandro Corso
Mother Irma Corso
Net Worth $12 million
Nationality American
Ethnicity white
Profession Sportscaster
Currently Working For ESPN
Currently Married yes
Married to Betsy Youngblood

Lee Corso is an American professional sports broadcaster and football analyst for ESPN and also a former coach. Since 1987, he has been an expert analyst for the ESPN College GameDay program. Corso served as head football coach at Louisville University, at Bloomington Indiana University, and at Northern Illinois University.

 

As of 2018, Lee Corso has an estimated net worth of over $12 million. He is married to a woman named Betsy Youngblood.  

Personal Life

83 years Lee Corso is a married man. He married a woman named Betsy Youngblood in 1956 and they are together since then. Furthermore, there are no rumors that couples are engaged in extra love affairs or activities that would ruin their relationship.

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Corso serves as honorary chairman of Coaches Curing Children's Cancer, a charity that raises money through youth sports teams for pediatric cancer research.

Net Worth And Salary

As of 2018, Lee Corso has an estimated net worth of over $12 million. Other details of his salary and income are unknown. Further, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of sports announcer ranges from $18,824 and $75,754 per year,  Excluding the highest-paid announcers.

In addition, Lee Corso has been working as a sportscaster since 1987. Reportedly, Corso signed a multi-year contract with ESPN network to cover the college gameday in 2017 but the details about his contract are not in the media yet. With the reference of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the sportscaster having huge experience can earn up to $5 million annually. 

Coaching Career

After school, Corso became Maryland's quarterback coach under his former FSU coach Tommy Nugent. In 1966 Corso became Navy's defensive back coach.

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CAPTION: Lee Corso in his coaching days SOURCE: Pinterest

He was appointed a head coach in Louisville in 1969 and coached his ESPN colleague Tom Jackson. Later, he was hired by Indiana after taking Louisville to only its second-ever bowl game.

Further, he was hired as head football coach by Northern Illinois University, making him 16th coach of the team.

Short Bio

Lee Corso was born on August 7, 1935, in Lake Mary, Florida, the United States to parents Alessandro Corso and Irma Corso. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to the white ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Leo. In addition, the details about his siblings are not available yet.

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CAPTION: Lee Corso in his college days SOURCE: Alchetron

He played quarterback at Miami Jackson Senior High in Miami, Florida. A baseball prospect, he received a $5,000 bonus to sign as a shortstop with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

He set the school record for most career interceptions as a defensive player (14), a record that lasted more than two decades until Monk Bonasorte broke it.

Corso graduated with a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1957 and a master's degree in administration and supervision in 1958.

Broadcasting Career

In 1987, Corso was hired by ESPN as an analyst for the program Saturday College GameDay. He often acts as a comic foil to co-hosts Desmond Howard, Rece Davis, and Kirk Herbstreit, covering the main football college games from August to January.

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CAPTION: Lee Corso in GameDay SOURCE: USA Today

Corso is also famous for finishing every week with his mascot headgear forecast. Corso made a short film in 2006, Nike commercial featuring  Briscoe High School football team.

Together with Herbstreit and play-by-play man Brad Nessler, Corso appeared annually in EA Sports' NCAA Football titles until NCAA Football 11, in which he doesn't do play by play. 

 


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