Mario Cristobal Biography
Mario Manuel Cristobal is the head football coach of the Miami Hurricanes football team at the University of Miami. He previously served as the head football coach at Florida International University from 2007 to 2012 and from 2017 to 2021the University of Oregon.
Mario Cristobal Age
Morio was born in Miami, Florida, United States, on 24 September 1970. He is 53 years old.
Mario Cristobal Height
Cristobal stands at an average height of 6 feet 4 inches tall.
Mario Cristobal Eduation
He attended Christopher Columbus High School for his high school education. Later, Mario joined the University of Miami and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
Mario Cristobal Family
He was born to his caring and loving parents in Miami, Florida, United States. However, information regarding this matter is ongoing and will be updated as soon as possible.
Mario Cristobal Wife
Mario got married in June 2006 to his caring wife Jessica in June 2006. The couple has two sons Mario Mateo and Rocco.
Mario Cristobal Children
Cristobal and Jessica are proud parents of two sons Mario Mateo and Rocco.
Mario Cristobal Salary
Mario receives an annual salary of $8 million.
Mario Cristobal’s Net worth
Cristobal has an estimated net worth of $9 million.
Mario Cristobal Career
His coaching career started at the University of Miami where he served from 1998 to 2000 as a graduate assistant under head football coach Butch Davis. From 2001 to 2003, Mario under Greg Schiano was the tight end and offensive line coach at Rutgers University. He returned to Miami to serve from 2004 to 2006 as tight ends coach and offensive line coach under Larry Coker for three seasons.
On December 19, 2006, in FIU’s history, Cristobal was named the second head coach. Mario also was the first Cuban-American head coach in Division I-A. FIU struggled to lose their first eleven games for most of his first season as head coach. However, on December 1, the Golden Panthers with a 38–19 victory over North Texas finally broke a Football Bowl Subdivision-leading 23-game losing skid.
The third season after winning five games the previous year under Cristobal came with high expectations. The team took a step back going 3–9 overall and regressed under his leadership, with wins coming against Western Kentucky, North Texas, and Louisiana-Lafayette.
On December 5, 2012, Cristobal was relieved of his position at the FIU football program as head coach. Pete Garcia FIU Athletic Director “He’s done a very good job for this program for firing Cristobal explained his reasoning, but we’ve gone back over the last year and a half.
After his dismissal as head coach at FIU, Mario was hired to serve as associate head coach by Miami and tight ends coach on January 10, 2013. He was an elite recruiter in the national 247Sports.com composite rankings in each of his four seasons at Alabama, finishing No. 1. In the 2015 cycle, He was named the National Recruiter of the Year by 247Sports and in 2016 he was ranked in the country by 247Sports as the nation’s No. 2 recruiter.
In January 2017, Mario Cristobal run game coordinator (along with running backs coach Donte Pimpleton) and joined Willie Taggart’s staff at Oregon as offensive line coach, with additional duties as co-offensive coordinator (shared with quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo).
After Taggart’s abrupt departure, in 2018, Cristobal fielded a team that improved to 9-4 and against Michigan State won the Redbox Bowl (formerly the San Francisco Bowl). In 2019, Cristobal after going 11-2 during the regular season, was voted Pac-12 Coach of the Year by the Associated Press winning the North division, earning a trip to the Rose Bowl, and beating Utah in the Conference Championship.
In 2020, Mario due to the COVID-19 pandemic again led Oregon to a Pac-12 Championship, posting a 4–2 record against a conference-only schedule. Oregon with a loss in the Fiesta Bowl to Iowa State would finish the season. On December 6, 2021, Cristobal replacing Manny Diaz was named head coach of the University of Miami Hurricanes football team. Cristobal with the Hurricanes signed a 10-year, $80 million contract.