Tom Izzo Biography

March 20, 2020
First published on:March 20, 2020
by Ramin

Facts of Tom Izzo

Birth Name Tom Izzo
Birth Place Iron Mountain, Michigan
Famous Name Tom Izzo
Birth Date 30 January 1995
Horoscope Aquarius
Father Carl Izzo
Mother Dorothy Izzo
Net Worth $15 million
Salary $4 million
Siblings Mary Bucklin and Anne Levandoski
Height 5' 7''
No. of Siblings 2
Profession Head Coach
Currently Working For Michigan State University
University attended University of Michigan
School attended Iron Mountain High
Married to Lupa Marinez Izzo
Children Raquel Izzo and Steven Izzo

Tom Izzo is an American college Basketball coach. He is the head coach for the Michigan State University since 1995. Under Izzo supervision, Michigan State has been one of the successful collegiate basketball programs, earning him the nickname "Mr. March". He alongside his best friend Steve Mariucci attended Iron Mountain High and for his collegiate year, he enrolled at the University of Michigan. His current record is 628-241 (.723).

Izzo was born on 30 January 1995 under the star sign Aquarius. He was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan alongside two sisters Mary Bucklin and Anne Levandoski. He was born to parents Carl Izzo and Dorothy Izzo who belonged to Italian and Finnish descent

Tom Izzo Net worth: Contract details, Bonuses, and Annual Salary 

The 65 years old has dedicated nearly half of his life to Michigan State University improving the basketball team. During his stay, he has led the team to the 2000 NCAA Division I National Championship and the 2009 NCAA National Championship Game. eight final four, ten Big Ten Championships, and six Big Ten Championship. 

During his stay, he has signed multiple contracts with Michigan State University. He signed his latest contract last year on 15 April 2019. With alteration from his previous contract, his base salary for the season will be $430,000 with an extra $3.09 million in supplemental pay. However, he will earn a larger bonus if he stays at Michigan until 30 April 2022. He will earn a $4 million retention bonus if he chooses to stay and doesn't retire which will be paid by 15 July 2022. Bob Huggins and Mick Cronin also have a similar salary as the head coaches in their own Universities.

The head coach will receive a certain portion of the retention bonus if he chooses to leave Michigan. In addition, he will also be receiving performance bonuses if he can lead the team to victory in their next matches.

The Native of Michigan will receive $100000 if he can lead the team to victory at the Big Ten regular season, $75000 for making the Sweet 16 spot, $150000 for winning the National title, and $25000 for making it into the NCAA tournament. Izzo comes as one of the top coaches in college basketball program who has a net worth of $15 million.

Tom Izzo enjoying his holiday with his Daughter SOURCE: [email protected]

From all of his income as a head coach, he has been living a lavish and luxurious lifestyle with his family.     

Retirement Plan

There is also a retirement plan included in the contract that he signed which states that if he chooses to retire as a coach, he can join the administrative position for university advancement which offers $250,000 salary annually.

This is an option available for Izzo if he wishes to retire as a coach for the Michigan State University. 

Tom Izzo's wife, Daughter and Adopted Son 

The 5' 7'' tall in height has been married to Lupa Marinez Izzo since 30 May 1992. Marinez is originally from Texas but grew up in East Lancing, Michigan.

Tom Izzo Wife, Daughter and Adopted son SOURCE: Spartans Wire

They have been together for more than 27 years without any controversies and affairs. They welcomed daughter Raquel Izzo from their marriage life and have also adopted a son named Steven Izzo who is a walk-on player for his father at Michigan State.

Accomplishments and Honors 

  • NCAA Division I Tournament (2000)
  • 8 NCAA Regional - Final Four (1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2019)
  • 10 Big Ten regular-season (1998–2001, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • 6 Big Ten Tournament (1999, 2000, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2019)
  • 2* NABC Coach of the Year (2001, 2002)
  • Clair Bee Coach of the Year (2005)
  • AP College Coach of the Year (1998)
  • Henry Iba Awards (1998)
  • 3* Big Ten Coach of the Year (1998, 2009, 2012)
  • John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award (2011)

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