Let’s meet his wife Mrs. Lupe Marinez Izzo also known as the First Lady Of Michigan. Lupe Izzo is the gorgeous wife of college basketball coach Tom Izzo, head coach for the Michigan State Spartans.
Tom Izzo Parents
Tom Izzo is famous for his successful career as the Michigan State Spartans head coach setting the Big Ten record for the longest home winning streak! also not so famous for his temper.
He was born on January 30, 1955, in Iron Mountain, Michigan; he is the son of Dorothy and Carl Izzo, who passed away at the age of 90, on December 28, 2015.
Carl Izzo born on October 4, 1925, graduated from Iron Mountain High School and worked for several years at his family business, Tony Izzo and Sons and Grandsons, which he subsequently owned.
Coach Izzo has three sisters, Georgia Izzo, Anne Izzo Levandoski and Mary Izzo Bucklin.
Tom Izzo College
Coach Tom Ozzo played basketball at Northern Michigan from 1973to 1977; he was named a Division II All-American and set record for more minutes played.
Tom Izzo Coaching Career Timeline
- He started his coaching career in 1977 as head coach at Ishpeming High School.
- From 1979 to 1983, served as an assistant coach at Northern Michigan.
- In September 1983, was promoted to part-time assistant.
- He joined the Michigan State coaching staff as an assistant coach in 1983.
- In 1986, served as an assistant coach at the University of Tulsa for two months.
- He returned to Michigan State in 1986.
- Michigan State appointed him head coach in 1995.
- He was named Big Ten Coach of the Year for the first time in 1998, (then in 2009 and 2012), that same year he was named AP College Coach of the Year and won the Henry Iba Award.
- He was named 2001 NABC Coach of the Year, and then again in 2012.
- Coach Izzo won the Clair Bee Coach of the Year Award in 2005.
- He won the 2011 John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award.
Tom Izzo Net Worth
As of January 2022, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has a net worth estimated at $13 million.
Tom Izzo Contract & Salary
According to records, online Tom Izzo’s annual salary is $4.4 million. Tom Izzo signed a five-year contract extension with Michigan State on April 15, 2019.
Tom Izzo Wife
Lupe Marinez Izzo
Tom Izzo’s wife Lupe Izzo, born Lupe Marinez is originally from Texas but grew up in East Lansing, Michigan. In East Lansing, the former Lupe Marinez met her future husband. In fact, for their first date, Tom invited Lupe to a Michigan State game, how original!
She probably could have imagined what she was getting into!
Tom and Lupe were married in May of 1992 at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in East Lansing but wait because there is a lot more to it! Just love wedding proposals! Tom actually put on a brave helmet if you know what I mean when he decided to ask Lupe to be his wife right in front of both their families during Christmas time!
I guess Christmases must be even more of a magical time for them huh! Two years after their wedding, Lupe gave birth to their firstborn, a daughter, Raquel.
Lupe’s family isn’t limited to their two children however – like many wives of college coaches, she is involved in the lives of Tom”s players and also Tom’s longtime friend Steven Mariucci; they have been there for each other throughout everything. Even Lupe had to pass muster with Mariucci back when she and Tom first met.
When Tom Izzo married her in 1992, Mariucci, was obviously the best man. They are godfathers to each other’s children and consult each other on investments, media relations, aging parents. When Mariucci interviewed for the Lions’ job in early 2003, Izzo drove the 75 miles from East Lansing to Detroit that night, arriving at midnight, and the two friends talked until 4 a.m. In 1999, when Izzo was en route to his first Final Four, Mariucci sat in the stands with Lupe, holding her hand; it wasn’t clear who was more nervous!
Certainly, Lupe Izzo, 68, has been a great supporter and fan of her husband. She is known for her grace, candor, and ebullient spirit, and whenever she is approached about any of the basketball players she calls them her Michigan State hoops family..and the best place to find her?? Yup, you guessed right! In the crowds!
Tom Izzo Children
Tom and Lupe Izzo’s eldest child, is their daughter Raquel B. Izzo born on August 1, 1994. Raquel Izzo graduated in 2013 from Lansing Catholic High School; in 2015 studied communications and media studies at Regent’s University in London, later in 2917, received her degree in advertising with a concentration in media management from Michigan State University.
For seven years Raquel Izzo worked at Michigan State, first as a student assistant and later as a development associate; she is executive director at the Tom Izzo Family Fund and a Med Spa coordinator at Skin Boss Med Spain Haslett, Michigan.
Raquel now Raquel Izzo McDonald married her longtime boyfriend Matthew McDonals in July 2020.
A few years later, after the couple had Raquel, Lupe and Tom Izzo adopted son Steven, who is six years younger than his sister. Steven Mateen Izzo born on July 16, 2000, in East Lansing is a 5’8 guard with the Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball team. He played at Lansing Catholic, where he averaged 1.5 points in just under five minutes per game his senior year.
Steven Izzo a junior pursuing a degree in advertising management averages 1.1 minutes per game his junior year.
You can see her Facebook page here.