Rick Pitino Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Rick Pitino

Biography / Wiki

The only men’s coach in NCAA who has the honor and history to lead three different schools to a Final Four, Richard Andrew “Rick” Pitino is an American basketball coach. Regarded as one of the best in the game Rick is not only the second-highest-paid coach, but he also has lived through scandals, extortion attempts, and affairs and overcame it all.

Rick is not only a highly successful basketball coach; he is also an author and motivational speaker. This talented man who has always loved the game continues to be one of the most successful coaches in the history of American basketball.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on September 18th, 1952, the former University of Kentucky and University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino is currently 70 years old. Rick has a height of 5’ 10” in feet and weighs 70 kg approximately. Rick also has a very rare eye color which is moss green and grey colored hair, also known as salt and paper hair color.

Net Worth

During the 2014-15 seasons Pitino’s $5,758,338 per year salary made him the second-highest-paid men’s basketball coach. Rick Pitino has a net worth of $45 million dollars which he earned mostly from his coaching in men’s basketball. Pitino listed his 12,000-square-foot Miami mansion which he purchased in 1999 for $29 million.

In November 2017 and a month later he dropped the asking price to $26 million. He purchased the mansion for 5.4 million dollars. Rick has also established the Daniel Pitino Foundation in the memory of his son Daniel through which millions of dollars were raised for children in need.

Education / Family

Born and brought up in New York, Rick Pitino was the captain of his school basketball team at St. Dominic High School and loved playing basketball from a young age. He also played as a standout guard for the Minutemen basketball team when he was attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1970. He married Joanne Minardi in 1976 and the couple had six children of which Daniel died as a child.


Richard Andrew Pitino

Nickname Rick
Birth Place New York City, New York
Date Of Birth September 18, 1952
Age 71 Years
Height In centimetres – 178 cm
In feet inches – 5’ 10”
Weight In Kilograms – 70 kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
Eye Color Moss Green
Hair Color Salt & Pepper
Profession American Basketball Coach
Sexual Orientation Straight
School St. Dominic High School, New York
College University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Religion Not Known
Nationality American
Home Town Bayville, New York
Fathers Name Not Known
Mothers Name Not Known
Brothers Not Known
Sister Not Known

Career / Fashion And Style

After his graduation in 1974, Rick started serving as Hawaii’s interim head coach. In 1978 he was hired as the head coach by Boston University and helped to change the team’s fortunes. He became an assistant coach with the New York Knicks after leaving Boston for the seasons 1983-85.

He was later selected to be the coach at Kentucky in 1989. He took up the task of coaching the University of Louisville in 2001 after he went to the NBA in 1997. He led the team to the Big East tournament championship in 2012 where they won the regional final but lost in the Final Four.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

Girlfriend Karen Cunagin Sypher


Rick Pitino Affair With Karen Cunagin Sypher
Rick Pitino Affair With Karen Cunagin Sypher

Marital Status Married
Wife Joanne Minardi


Rick Pitino With His Wife
Rick Pitino With His Wife

Children Daughter – Jacqueline Pitino


Rick Pitino Daughter Jacqueline Pitino
Rick Pitino Daughter Jacqueline Pitino

Son – Richard Pitino, Christopher Pitino

Rick Pitino (Center) With His Sons Richard Pitino (Right) and 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
Rick Pitino Son Daniel Pitino

Ryan Pitino, Michael Pitino

Rick Pitino With His Son Ryan Pitino
Rick Pitino With His Son Ryan Pitino (Left)

Rick Pitino

Some Interesting Facts About Rick Pitino

  • Pitino made his team a promise to his team about midway through the 2012-13 seasons that he would get a tattoo if they won it all and when Cardinals came through and Pitino stayed true on his promise and got a tattoo.
  • Like father like son, Richard Pitino, The 32-year-old coach and son of Rick Pitino has been following in the footsteps of his father since 2004.
  • Pitino admitted to having engaged in sexual relations with Karen Cunagin Sypher in 2003. Pitino claims that he gave her $3,000 for abortion. Pitino and His Wife Joanne have outlasted this affair and extortion.
  • Pitino is the second-highest-paid men’s basketball coach after Blue Devils Mike Krzyzewski.
  • “Born to Coach” is an autobiography published by Pitino in 1988.
Rick Pitino's Born to Coach
Rick Pitino’s Born to Coach
  • Pitino has spent almost nine years coaching in the NBA and during this time he has had two NBA Coaching Stints. He has briefly coached the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks.
  • He was a teammate of “Dr. J” Julius Erving in his freshman year.
  • Pitino led the University of Louisville team to the Final Four, their 1st ever in 19 years in 2001after he took up the task of coaching.
  • The Puerto Rico Basketball Federation appointed Pitino as the next Head Coach for Puerto Rico’s Olympic Team in 2010; however, he could not take up this assignment due to NCAA regulations.
Wiki Bio is a team of dedicated professional content writer devoted to creating concise and captivating biographies of celebrities. Dive into our world of exclusive gossip and fascinating insights, where you'll stay connected to the pulse of the entertainment industry. Experience the allure of stardom at its finest on wikibio.us