Rick Pitino Height, Weight, Age, Controversies, Family, Biography & More

Rick Pitino

Full NameRichard Andrew Pitino
ProfessionAmerican Basketball Coach
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 178 cm
in meters - 1.78 m
in feet inches - 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms - 70 kg
in Pounds - 154 lbs
Eye ColorMoss Green
Hair ColorSalt & Pepper
Coach/TrainerNot Known
NBA Team/Men's College Basketball TeamUMass Minutemen Basketball
Records/Accomplishments (main ones)• 2 time- NCAA Division I championships (1996, 2013).
• 7 time- NCAA Final Four (1987, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2005, 2012, 2013).
• America East Tournament championship (1983).
• 2 time- America East regular season championships (1980, 1983).
• 5 time- SEC Tournament championships (1992–1995, 1997).
• 2 time- SEC regular season championships (1995, 1996).
• 2 time- C-USA Tournament championships (2003, 2005).
• C-USA regular season championship (2005).
• 3 time- Big East Tournament championships (2009, 2012, 2013).
• 2 time- Big East regular season championships (2009, 2013).
• AAC regular season championship (2014).
• AAC Tournament championship (2014).
Awards/Honors• John Wooden National Coach of the Year (1987).
• NABC Coach of the Year (1987).
• 3 time- SEC Coach of the Year (1990, 1991, 1996).
• C-USA Coach of the Year (2005).
• Adolph Rupp Cup (2009).
Personal Life
Date of BirthSeptember 18, 1952
Age (as in 2017)65 Years
Birth PlaceNew York City, New York
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
SignatureRick Pitino Signature
HometownBayville, New York.
SchoolSt. Dominic High School, Oyster Bay, New York
College/UniversityUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Educational QualificationA University Graduate
FamilyNot Known
ReligionNot Known
EthnicityWhite American
AddressDaniel Pitino Foundation, Inc.
1999 Richmond Road
Suite 300
Lexington, KY 40502
HobbiesWriting, Reading, Traveling
ControversiesOn September 26, 2017, Pitino's name appeared for an alleged "pay for play" involving recruits at Louisville. As per the allegations, an Adidas executive conspired to pay $100,000 to the family of a top-ranked national recruit to play at Louisville and to represent Adidas when he turned pro. Next day, Louisville placed Rick Pitino on unpaid administrative leave. On October 2, 2017, the board of the University of Louisville Athletic Association formally started the process of firing Rick Pitino. On the same day, Pitino's lawyer claimed that Louisville officials should have given him 10 days notice, under the terms of Pitino's contract. On October 16, 2017, the ULAA board voted unanimously to fire Pitino.
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Girlfriends/AffairsKaren Cunagin Sypher
Rick Pitino Affair With Karen Cunagin Sypher
Wife/SpouseJoanne Minardi
Rick Pitino With His Wife
Marriage DateYear 1976
ChildrenSons- Richard Pitino (Basketball Coach), Christopher Pitino,
Rick Pitino (Center) With His Sons Richard Pitino (Right) and Christopher Pitino
Daniel Pitino (died March 8, 1987),
Rick Pitino Son Daniel Pitino
Ryan Pitino,
Rick Pitino With His Son Ryan Pitino (Left)
Michael Pitino
Daughter- Jacqueline Pitino
Rick Pitino Daughter Jacqueline Pitino
Style Quotient
Car Lexus LFA
Money Factor
Salary/Fees$7.8 million
Net Worth$25 Million

Rick Pitino

Some Lesser Known Facts About Rick Pitino

  • Does Rick Pitino smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Rick Pitino drink alcohol?: Yes
  • He was born in New York City and was raised in Bayville, New York.
  • He was the captain of the Basketball Team at his school St. Dominic High School in Oyster Bay, Long Island.
  • In 1970, Pitino enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Pitino was a standout guard for the Minutemen Basketball Team.
  • In 1974, after college, Pitino took up a job as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Hawaii, and within a year, he moved up to become a full-time Assistant.
  • During the 1975-76 season, he served as Hawaii’s interim Head Coach.
  • In 1978, the Boston University hired Pitino as the Head Coach. Prior to his arrival, the Boston University’s Team was lagging behind. However, during the tenure of Rick Pitino as its Head Coach, the team made its first NCAA appearance in 24 years.
  • After Boston, Pitino served as an Assistant Coach with the New York Knicks under Hubie Brown (season 1983-85).
  • In 1985, Rick Pitino became the head coach at Providence College. Before the arrival of Pitino, this team was also performing miserably. Within two years, Pitino led them to the Final Four. Rick Pitino as Head Coach at the Providence
  • In 1989, he joined Kentucky as its Head Coach. Pitino worked hard to earn team’s reputation, which was lost due to a scandal under its former Coach- Eddie Sutton. Pitino led them to the Final Four in the 1993 NCAA Tournament. In 1996, Pitino also helped them win a national title in the 1996 NCAA Tournament.
  • In 1997, Rick Pitino went to NBA, and in 2001, took up the task of coaching at the University of Louisville. Pitino led the Team to the Final Four, their 1st ever in 19 years. Rick Pitino Louisville Coach
  • In 2010, The Puerto Rico Basketball Federation appointed Pitino as the next Head Coach for Puerto Rico’s Olympic Team. However, due to NCAA regulations, he could not take up this assignment.
  • Rick Pitino is also a professional writer and has authored several books including a motivational self-help book titled- “Success is a Choice.” Rick Pitino Success is a Choice
  • In 1988, Pitino published an autobiography entitled- “Born to Coach.” Rick Pitino Born to Coach
  • In 2008, his book “Rebound Rules” became the top seller at the 2008 Kentucky Book Fair. Rick Pitino Rebound Rules
  • Beyond Basketball, he has also been involved in the sport of ‘Thoroughbred horse racing.’ Rick Pitino Thoroughbred horse racing

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