Diana Ditka Mike Ditka’s Wife

Diana Ditka

Diana Ditka is the second wife of Mike Ditka, former football coach now sports commentator. Prior to coaching and commenting was a NFL tight End player as well as college football player at the University of Pittsburgh.

For the most part of his NFL career, he played with the Chicago Bears, but also played with the Eagles and The Cowboys.

Ultimately, another key point is that not only he is the only coach in the NFL who as a player scored a touchdown in a Super Bowl, but that he is also one of two people to win an NFL title as a player, an assistant coach, and a head coach, the other is former NFL quarterback and head coach Tom Flores.

First playing with the Dallas Cowboys and two in the coaching staff of the Cowboys and the Bears. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988.

Iron Mike

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Diana’s hubby known as Iron Mike was born Michael Dyczko in Carnegie, Pennsylvania to Charlotte and Mike Ditka. He attended at St. Titus School. sand the University of Pittsburgh. Ditka was selected in the first round (5th overall) in the 1961 by the Chicago Bears.

He was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in 1966 before he signed a deal with the Dallas Cowboys in 1969. With Dallas Mike won the Super Bowl VI; retired after the 1972 season.

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Ditka started his coaching career first as assistant coach with the Cowboys under head coach Landry, he had another taste of Super Bowl Championship in 1977 when the Cowboys won their second title.

He became head coach for the Chicago Bears in 1982, under the coaching of Mike Ditka the Bears won the Super Bowl XX. He left Chicago in 1992, after owner George Halas fired him after a disappointing season.

The New Orleans hired him as their head coach in 1997, succeeding Jim Mora. Two sad, dry years with no titles and harsh critics left Mike, GM Bill Kuharich and his entire staff out of the Saints’ coaching staff in 1999.

After closing that chapter, he worked as a sports commentator for NBC, CBS Sports and ESPN.

Margery and Diana

As has been noted, Mike Ditka married twice. He first got married to Margery Dougherty Ditka on January 28, 1961, their son Mike III born in 1961 and Mark a year later.

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Additionally in 1964 they welcomed daughter Megan,  Matt the youngest was born in 1966. A couple of years later they separated and eventually got divorced in September, 1973.

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He subsequently tied the knot to the former Diana Trantham on July 8, 1977 in Dallas, Texas. Diana Ditka and Mike have no children together.