Mark Gottfried is an American collegiate basketball coach, athlete, and former basketball player. Mark Gottfried was most recently the head coach of the Cal State Northridge Matadors.
Mark Gottfried was born on January 20, 1964. His full name is Mark Frederick Gottfried. Currently he is 58 years old and his sun sign is Aquarius. He is originally from Crestline, Ohio, USA. His father, Joe Gottfried, is a former NCAA Southern Illinois Univ-Carbondale basketball coach and retired in 2009 as athletic director at the University of South Alabama. Similarly, Mary Gottfried is his mother’s name. He has a sister named Christy Logan Gottfried.
Mark played college basketball at Carterville High School and Carbondale High School, both in Carbondale, Illinois. He then played for UMS Prep in Mobile, Alabama during his senior year and graduated in 1982. He was also inducted into the National Honor Society as an undergraduate.
This personality was inducted into the UMS-Wright Hall of Fame and was UMS Alumnus of the Year in 2004. He later attended Oral Roberts on a basketball scholarship. After playing there for a season, he moved to Alabama. He also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts & Sciences degree in Communications from the University of Alabama in 1987. He later attended UCLA Graduate School for two years.
working life and career
Mark served as an assistant coach at UCLA under Jim Harrick for eight seasons. Additionally, the Bruins were NCAA champions in 1995 with Gottfried as their assistant coach and recruiter. Therefore, in 1994, The Bruins were ranked #1 nationally for their recruiting class.
Mark faced his former school twice as head coach in Alabama. Similarly, he was the head coach at Murray State University from 1995 to 1998 and compiled an overall record of 68–24. Murray State advanced to the NCAA tournament in 1997 and 1998 and made the NIT there in his debut season in 1996.
This individual coached the Racers to Ohio Valley Conference championships in each of his seasons as head coach and became the first head coach to win 3 OVC titles in just 3 seasons. Mark was hired from the University of Alabama on March 25, 1998.
His team, however, became the first in Crimson Tide history to finish #1 in the AP poll the following year. Additionally, this personality was named SEC Coach of the Year by the AP and his fellow coaches.
Gottfried accepted the job as head coach of the NC State Wolfpack men’s basketball team on April 5, 2011. Additionally, on March 11, 2012, the NC State Wolfpack men’s basketball team received the 11th seed in the NCAA tournament.
When his team was selected for the tournament, this coach was given a two-year contract extension until April 4, 2018. He also became just the 14th coach in history to defeat the country’s No. 1 on January 12, 2013. He also celebrated on January 23, 2017 his 400th career win as head coach.
After a meeting between Mark and athletic director Debbie Yow, NC State announced on February 16, 2017 that Mark would not return as head coach the following season. He also joined the Dallas Mavericks as an assistant coach for their 2017 NBA Summer League team. Similarly, on March 12, 2018, Mark was hired as the head coach.
Mark is divorced by Elizabeth Gottfried. However, he has 5 children. Hence he has 4 sons namely Brandon Gottfried, Cameron Gottfried, Aaron Gottfried, Dillon Gottfried and a daughter named Mary Layson Gottfried.
His eldest son, Brandon, was a standout athlete at Gulf Shores High School in both football and basketball and graduated from Stanford University. Likewise, his daughter Mary Layson is an accomplished international model.
Mark is a decent size and weight. But he did not provide the measurement of his height and weight. Likewise, his other body measurements are also unavailable. However, he has blue eyes and black hair.
Social Media and Wealth
His Twitter account @Mark_Gottfried has gained over 41.3k followers. He has amassed over 3,000 followers on his Instagram Account.
This basketball coach’s main source of income is mostly from being a successful athlete and coach. However, Mark has not publicly disclosed his net worth and other income.
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