Known as Coach K, Mike Krzyzewski is one of the most famous college basketball coaches in history. As a coach, he has led the Duke Blue Devils to the NCAA Tournament for a record 24 straight seasons. He has also been named the Naismith Coach of the Year three times, and led the Blue Devils to three National Championships. He was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.
A former star athlete at the United States Military Academy, Krzyzewski began his coaching career in 1980 with the Duke Blue Devils. He went on to become the head coach of the United States men’s national team and won three Olympic gold medals. Before coaching at Duke, Krzyzewski was paid $48,000 a year. He earned $500,000 a year in the early 1990s, but his pay fell to around $9.7 million after the team won its first National Championship in 1996. He was also one of the highest paid coaches in the NCAA before his retirement.
Before retiring from coaching, Krzyzewski had a net worth of approximately $40 million. Most of his wealth comes from his salary, and he was the second highest paid coach in the NCAA behind Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari. His base salary is $7,048,206, and it can increase to $10 million based on his team’s performance.
Krzyzewski and his wife, Mickie Krzyzewski, live in a 7,636 square foot mansion in Durham, North Carolina, near the Duke University campus. The home is currently valued at $2-3 million. It includes a garage that houses a BMW, Mercedes, and Range Rover.
Krzyzewski’s net worth is estimated to grow to around $45 million in 2021. He and his wife are the proud parents of three daughters, and they have eleven grandchildren. They have kept their personal lives private, and have not been publicly involved in controversy.
As a coach, Krzyzewski has led Duke to a record 572-75 home record, and he has made three trips to the Final Four. He has also been named the second highest winning coach in NCAA history. He has a ten-year average of 170 wins, with more than 100 wins in each of the last eight years.
Krzyzewski’s wife, Mickie Krzyzewski, is one of the most prominent supporters of Coach K. She often credits Coach K for the success of her daughters. Krzyzewski and his wife have been married for many years. Their three daughters, Emily, Samantha, and Caroline, are all Duke basketball players. They are also involved in charitable work, and have a large portfolio of charity work. Their ten grandchildren are growing up as well.
Krzyzewski is the longest-running college basketball coach in the US. He has coached over 1,500 games, and has a record of 1,201 wins. He has compiled a 572-75 home record, and led Duke to 24 straight NCAA Tournament berths. He is also one of only five coaches to have won more than three National Championships.
He has been married to Carol “Mickie” Marsh for many years. They have three daughters, Emily, Samantha, and Caroline, and ten grandchildren.