Mark Dantonio who is an American football coach, as well as a former player, is currently working as the head football coach at the Michigan State University. It is a position that he has been holding since the year 2007 season, presiding over one of the most successful eras in the history of the program.
Mark went to study at the University of South Carolina from where he earned the three letters as the defensive back for the coach Jim Carlen for Gamecocks 1976-78. After that, he earned the bachelor’s degree in the education from the South Carolina in the year 1979. Additionally, he also received the Master’s degree in education from the Ohio University in 1980.
Mark started his coaching career at the Ohio University. In 1981, he made his first stop in Big Ten conference when he moved on to the Purdue University as a graduate assistant. He then spent a couple of years as graduate assistant at the Ohio State University. In addition to that, he had also coached for Butler CC, Kansas, Cincinnati, Michigan State, Youngstown State, and Akron. He then became the 24th head coach of Michigan State on 27th November of 2006.
Mark is the native of El Paso, Texas, United States. He came into this world on 9th March of the year 1956 which has now made him reach at the age of 59. He is the son of Justin and Maryan. Although he is known by the name Mark Dantonio, as a child, he was named as Mark Justin Dantonio.
His grandfather Frank D’Antonio moved to the United States from Montenerodomo, Italy losing the apostrophe at the Ellis Island in 1912. He was born as the second child among the four sons to his parents. When he was one year old, he along with his family moved to the Zanesville, Ohio where his father became the vice principal as well as the basketball coach at the Zanesville High School. Mark was an All-State safety at the Zanesville.
Moving on to his personal life biography, Mark has already got married. He is married to his wife named Becky. The couple tied their knot with each other in the year 1990 and since then they have been living their blissful life. Mark also has two children, both daughters together with his wife whom they have named as Kristen and Lauren.
Prior to that, Mark is a devout Roman Catholic. As he was born in the month of March, his star sign is Pisces. Besides that, more details about his age, bio, salary, and height can also be accessed from various sources.