Tom Izzo - Biography

Last Modified: Jul 27, 2020

Tom Izzo
Profession: College basketball coach
Best Known For: Michigan State University head coach
Salary: $3 million
Net Worth: $13 million

Personal Details

Born on : January 30, 1955 (age 66)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Tom Izzo
Birth Place: Iron Mountain, Michigan, USA
Horoscope: Aquarius
Father's Name: Carl Izzo
Mother's Name: Dorothy Izzo
Siblings: 2

Mary Bucklin (sister)
Anne Levandoski (sister)

High School: Iron Mountain High
University: Northern Michigan University
Ethnicity: Italian
Nationality: American

Relationships

Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: May 30, 1992
Wife's Name: Lupe Marinez Izzo
Children: 2

Raquel Izzo (daughter)
Steven Izzo (adopted son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.75 meter (5 feet 9 inch)
Weight: 73 kg (160.94 lb)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: 10.5 US
Bicep Size: 15.5 inch
Chest Size: 44 inch
Waist Size: 33 inch

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Who is Tom Izzo?

Tom Izzo is a college basketball coach by profession and American by nationality. He has been Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team’s the head coach since 1995.

Tom Izzo: Age, Parents, Siblings

Tom Izzo’s birth took place on January 30, 1955, in Iron Mountain, Michigan, USA. He was born to parents Carl Izzo and Dorothy Izzo.  He is not the only child of his parents and has two siblings- sisters Mary Bucklin an Anne Levandoski. 

Their father Carl Izzo passed away in December 2015 at the age of 90.

Education, Ethnicity

Tom Izzo was educated at the Iron Mountain High. After graduation, he joined Northern Michigan University. He graduated from there in 1977.

His ethnicity is Italian.

Tom Izzo: Career

Before fame

Tom Izzo met Steve Mariucci, a former NFL head coach in his hometown when they were kids. Both attended the same high school and also were teammates on the football, basketball and track teams. While at Northern Michigan University, the two friends were also roommates.

Source: Anonymous Eagle (Tom Izzo, Steve Mariucci)

At the University Izzo played from 1973 to 1997 for the men's basketball team, setting a school record for minutes played. After graduation, he was chosen to be the head coach at Ishpeming High School for one season and later was the assistant coach at Northern Michigan University from 1979 to 1983. In September 1983, he became a part-time assistant at Michigan State.

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Worked in

Tom Izzo also worked as an assistant coach at University of Tulsa for two months in 1986. Right before 1990, he was chosen as associate head coach and in 1995 was made the head coach of men's basketball for Michigan State University (MSU).

With Tom Izzo has a head coach at MSU, the team won nine regular-season Big Ten championships five Big Ten Tournament titles, and on November 26, 2015, he won his 500th career game.

Source: CBS Sports (Tom Izzo)

Worked with

Over the years, Izzo has worked with Mike Deane, Jud Heathcote.

Also read: John Beilein - Basketball coach for Michigan Wolverines 

Tom Izzo: Awards, Nominations

In 2013 he was voted by USA Today Sports as the fifth angriest coach in college basketball and had won 1998 Henry Iba Award for the college-basketball coach of the year.

On October 13, 2016, Izzo earned the Dean Smith Award, the award which is  awarded to “an individual in college basketball who embodies the spirit and values of the late North Carolina coaching great.”

He also was named Big Ten Coach of the Year in 1998 and 2009. In 2016, he was Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Tom Izzo: Girlfriend, Marriage, Children, Wife

Is Tom Izzo still married? Yes, he is a happily married man. He married his wife Lupe Marinez Izzo on 30 May 1992 and has been with her ever since. 

The couple has welcomed daughter Raquel Izzo and adopted a son named Steven Izzo.

Source: Player Wags (from left- Lupe Marinez Izzo, Raquel Izzo, Tom Izzo)

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Tom Izzo: Salary, Net Worth

As Izzo is one of the top college basketball coaches in the USA, it is not surprising that his net worth is estimated to be $13 Million and annual salary is estimated to be $3 Million.

Tom Izzo: Social Media

Despite his fame, he is however absent from social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.

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