Who is Mike Krzyzewski's wife, Mickie? Meet Coach K's family and kids

Iram Sharifah Khan June 3, 2021
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Mike Krzyzewski aka Coach K is retiring and fans want to know all about his personal life before he bows out as basketball coach at Duke. So, who is Coach K’s wife and family?

Who is Mike Krzyzewski’s wife, Mickie?

Mike Krzyzewski’s wife is Carol March, otherwise known as Mickie Krzyzewski, who he has been married to since 1969. Not much is known about her personal life but here is what we were able to find.

The two married at West Point, New York, on the day of his graduation at a small Catholic chapel. On their 35th wedding anniversary in 2004, the couple renewed their vows at Duke Chapel.

She was born on 26 September 1946 in Alexandria, Virginia, and was an airline stewardess when the two met on a flight. They have been together since!

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Mike Krzyzewski personal life

Mike Krzyzewski is well known as one of, if not the, “best college coach in basketball history“. He was born on 13 February 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, and graduated from United States Military Academy, where he played basketball.

His affinity for basketball meant once he was discharged from the military he joined Indiana Hoosiers in the mid-1970s as an assistant. In 1980 he joined Duke University in North Carolina, where he was named head coach.

In 2015 he became the first coach in history to win 1,000 NCAA division basketball games. On 2 June 2021, after more than 40 years as coach he announced he will retire at the end of the 2021-22 season. He will be succeeded by Jon Scheyer.

At the time of writing, Krzyzewski’s net worth stands at about $45 million, which make him the “second-highest paid coach in college basketball behind Kentucky’s John Calipari”, according to The Fayetteville Observer.

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Meet Coach K’s family!

Including Coach K’s wife, the couple have three daughters, Debbie Savarino, Lindy Frasher and Jamie Spatola. They have nine grandchildren in total.

Debbie works on Duke’s faculty as assistant director of athletics. Lindy works as a staff counsellor at Duke and works with the basketball team. Jamie graduated from Duke University in English and is an author. In 2006 she released a book entitled Beyond Basketball with her father.

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Iram is a London-based freelance journalist with a BA in Journalism and Media from Birkbeck University. She studied several modules, including Journalism in British Life, Interview skills and Feature Writing, Introduction to Journalism Practice and Manga and Anime. Iram went from university to work with GRV Media at The Focus Writers’ Academy and enjoys learning Japanese, taking singing lessons, playing video games and watching Korean dramas in her spare time.