Marcus Freeman: Salary, New Contract, Family, Wiki, Bio

Marcus Freeman is an American football coach and former linebacker who is currently the head coach at the University of Notre Dame. He previously served as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Notre Dame in 2021.

Marcus Freeman: Salary, New Contract, Family, Wiki, Bio


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His yearly salary starts at $9 million in 2022, increasing to $9.2 million the following year and $200,000 every two years after that (2025, 2027, 2029) before reaching $10M in 2031.

New Contract:

Marcus will take over the program immediately as Kelly opted to accept a 10-year, $95 million contract from LSU despite the Irish still having an outside shot at the College Football Playoff. Notre Dame is sixth in the CFP rankings heading into championship weekend.

Off the field, Freeman will look to solidify a highly promising 2022 recruiting class that currently ranks fifth in the nation, according to 247Sports.


Marcus Freeman: Salary, New Contract, Family, Wiki, Bio

He graduated from Wayne High School in Huber Heights, Ohio, and was a Parade All-American. Freeman has a daughter, Bria, and he and his wife, Joanna, have six children, Vinny, Siena, Gino, Nico, Capri and Rocco.

Freeman married his wife, Joanna in 2010, whom he dated since college. The couple has six children: Vinny, Siena, Gino, Nico, Capri and Rocco.


Marcus Freeman played at Ohio State University from 2004 to 2008, competing in 51 games (37 starts) during his time there. He was a two-time Second-team All-Big Ten honoree after starting 26 games at weak-side linebacker and 11 games at strong-side linebacker.

He concluded his career with 268 tackles (140 solo) and 21.5 TFLs, 6.0 sacks, 15 PBUs, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery, ranking him 19th on the school’s all-time tackle list.


His father Michael Freeman met his mother Chong while he was serving in the Air Force in South Korea. Marcus was born at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center in Fairborn, Ohio. He has an older brother, Michael Jr.

The family lived in Huber Heights and Marcus attended Wayne High School.

Freeman was rated as one of the top three overall prospects in Ohio as a senior and named to the Parade All-America team coming out of Wayne High School in Huber Heights, Ohio.


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