John Calipari
John Calipari
Real Name/Full Name John Vincent Calipari
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: John Calipari
Birth Place: Moon Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 10 February 1959
Age/How Old: 64 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 188 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6’ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms – 85 Kg
In Pounds –  187 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father – Vince Calipari
Mother – Donna Mae Calipari
Siblings: N/A
School: Fort Moon Area High School
College: University of North Carolina; Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American, Italian
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Ellen Calipari (m. 1986)
Kids/Children Name: Erin, Megan, and Brad
Profession: Basketball coach
Net Worth: $50 Million
Last Updated: May 2023

John Vincent Calipari or popularly known as John Calipari is an American basketball coach. He is best known for being the current head coach of the University of Kentucky basketball team. As a coach, John led the team to win the NCAA Championship in 2012. Besides this, for his significant contribution to the game, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015.

Well, how well do you know about John Calipari? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about John Calipari’s net worth in 2023, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about John Calipari to date.

Biography and Early Life

John Calipari was born on February 10, 1959, in Pennsylvania, United States. His father, Vince Calipari, used to work at the airport, and his mother, Donna Mae Calipari, used to work at John’s high school cafeteria. They were originally from Italy. John grew up in the neighborhood of Moon Township, and as a child, John was very sporty. He used to play basketball for several hours.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is John Calipari in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, John Calipari’s age is 64 years old as of today’s date 29th May 2023 having been born on 10 February 1959. Though, he is  6’ 2″ in feet and inches and 188 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 187 lbs in Pound and 85kg in Kilograms.


John Calipari went to Fort Moon Area High School, and after successfully graduating from high school in 1978, John enrolled himself in the University of North Carolina. John was a part of his high school basketball. During college, John played basketball and led his college team multiple times. After a couple of years, John left UNC and joined the Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1980. He finished his college career with an average of 5.3 points per game.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

John Calipari With Wife Ellen Calipari
John Calipari With Wife Ellen Calipari

John Calipari is currently married to his wife, Ellen Calipari, and the couple has been together for a long time. The couple were married in 1986 and are even blessed with two daughters named Erin and Megan and a son named Brad. Brad used to play for Kentucky.

Is John Calipari Gay?

No, John Calipari is definitely not gay. He has been married to his wife, Ellen Calipari, since 1986 and is even the father to three kids. This clearly proves that John is not gay.

Professional Career

John Calipari started his professional career playing as a point guard for his college, the University of North Carolina. He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh. After a couple of years, John was made the head coach of the University of Massachusetts in 1988.

John is well known for his famous dribble drive offense method. In his career, he has coached five college teams and has an excellent record. Coaching twenty-three seasons in his career, John has brilliant statistics, and as of March 2020, he was ranked 23 on the NCAA Division 1 list.

He was also the head coach of the national team of the Dominican Republic for two years. Under his guidance, the Dominican national team won a Gold medal in the 2012 Puerto Rico Centrobasket.


Being one of the most successful coaches, John has earned himself several accolades. Here are some of his most notable achievements. John has won three Naismith College Coach of the year and two Basketball Times coaches of the year. Besides this, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015 for his significant contribution as a coach. John has also been the head coach of the Dominican Republic for several years.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of John Calipari in 2023

John Calipari Net Worth
John Calipari Net Worth

The net worth of John Calipari is estimated in 2023 and found out to be somewhat around $50 Million. He had earned a significant part of his net worth by being a successful basketball coach. With a base salary of $400 thousand USD, John has managed to generate such a significant net worth for himself.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • John Calipari has dual citizenship of both USA and Italy.
  • John’s elder daughter is a neuropharmacologist, and his younger daughter is a French pastry chef.
  • John had some problems with one of his fellow coaches, John Chaney. Chaney was so furious at John that he threatened to kill him in front of the media.

John Calipari has been able to achieve some absolute good heights in his career. Being the coach of multiple college teams, he has shaped some young talented players and has often led his team to victory. His contribution to the sport is adorable.


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