Marcus Freeman

PSR 12 Jan,2022

Facts of Marcus Freeman

Full Name
Marcus Freeman
Last Name
Birth Name
Marcus Freeman
First Name
Famous Name
Marcus Freeman
Married to
Joanna Herncane
Currently Married
Relationship Status
No. of Instagram Followers


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
$5 Million
Head Coach
Currently Club
Notre Dame
Started career as
Football Player


Married to
Joanna Herncane
Currently Married
Relationship Status

Marcus Freeman is an American football coach and former linebacker. He has been serving as the head of the University of Notre Dame since 2021. After being picked by the Chicago Bears, Marcus played in the NFL for a season in 2009. Freeman previously served as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Notre Dame in 2021. 

On January 10, 1986, Marcus Freeman was born in Dayton, Ohio. He is the son of Michael Freeman and his wife, Chong Freeman. His father served in the Air Force in South Korea. Freeman has an older brother Michael Jr. Marcus graduated from Wayne High School and enrolled at Ohio State University. Marcus stands six feet and one inch tall and weighs 109 kg. 

Marcus Freeman Net Worth 2023, Salary & Contract Breakdowns

Marcus Freeman has an estimated net worth of more than $5 Million. He has earned most of his gains through his successful career in the NFL as a player and a coach. Freeman signed a four-year contract with Notre Dame at $2.5 million per season in 2021. 

MarcusMarcus has been working as the head coach of Notre Dame. SOURCE: Athlon Sports

Marcus had an annual salary of $425,000 while working with Cincinnati in 2019. His salary was $280,000 in the first year, and he received $275,000 in 2018. In 2016, Freeman took home $250,000 working with Purdue. He is very early in his career and will make millions in the future. 

As Freeman is actively working as a coach, we can say that his income will rise in the coming years. 

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Marcus Freeman & Joanna Herncane Kids: Mr. & Mrs. Freeman's 6 Children

Marcus is the proud father of six children. Freeman walked down his wedding aisle in 2010 with his longtime girlfriend, Joanna Herncane. The love birds had been dating each other for several years before marriage. They have not shared much about their first meeting experience. 

Marcus Marcus shares a photo with his wife and children SOURCE: Instagram@coachfreeman

Marcus and his wife Joanna have six children, Vinny, Siena, Gino, Nico, Capri, and Rocco. The family of eight is living a happy married life. There has been no rumor of the couple having ups and downs in their married life. Marcus does not show much presence on social media and has successfully kept his personal life away from the media.

Recent Life Update of Marcus Freeman: Expecting 4th son with Wife Joanna 

Marcus Freeman is starting his second season as the head coach at Notre Dame. In his first year, his team did well with an 11-2 record and a victory over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. Freeman aims to build on this success in 2023.

With his wife Joanna, Freeman is getting ready to welcome their fourth child in September. They already have three sons together. Recently, he was honored as one of the top 40 under-40 coaches in college football by 247Sports, recognizing his talent among young coaches.

Looking ahead, Freeman's potential for an NFL head coaching job is being discussed. His coaching skill has made him stand out, and his success at Notre Dame could make him a sought-after name. All in all, Marcus Freeman has a lot going for him – he leads a strong college football program, has a growing family, and is gaining recognition as an exceptional young coach. His future looks very promising.

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Marcus Freeman's Journey to The Head Coach of Notre Dame

Marcus started playing football in High School. The multi-talented athlete also ran track, competed in the 4×100-meter relay, and threw the shot and discus. After graduating from High School, He committed to playing at Ohio State University. Freeman played as a linebacker for most of his time and then listed his name for the 2009 NFL draft. 

Chicago Bears drafted him in the 2009 NFL draft in the fifth round, overall 154th pick. He was shortly waived and then signed with the Buffalo Bills. In October, Marcus got released from the Bills and signed with the Houston Texans, but Freeman retired due to an enlarged heart condition. The player joined Kent State as their Graduate Assistant and then moved to Purdue University as a linebacker. 

In December 2016, Marcus joined the Cincinnati Bearcats. He worked with the team as their linebackers coach and was ranked among the top coaches in the position. In January 2021, Notre Dame hired him as their new head coach, replacing Brian Kelly


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