John Calipari was born into a family of five: his mother, father, himself, and his two other siblings.

Calipari was born in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Moon Township, Pennsylvania. He has Italian ancestors. He graduated from Moon Area High School in 1978.

His father worked at a steel plant before going on to work at an airport. His mother worked as a pizza server in the school cafeteria.

John Vincent Calipari, an American basketball coach, was born on February 10, 1959. Since 2009, he has served as the head coach of the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team.

He was the Coach of the Year three times at Naismith College (1996, 2008, 2015) and inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame (2015).

From 1988 to 1996, he served as the head coach of the University of Massachusetts, the NBA’s New Jersey Nets from 1996 to 1999, and the University of Memphis from 2000 to 2009.

John Calipari Siblings

John Calipari has only two siblings namely Lea Calipari and Terri Calipari. Both his siblings are females. Terri owns a frozen yogurt shop in Florence.

Meet Lea Calipari and Terri Calipari

John Calipari is the only sibling of his two sisters, Lea Calipari and Terri Calipari. His two sisters are his closest friends. Terri is the proprietress of a frozen yogurt store in Florence.


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