Tommy Amaker Biography and Early Life
Tommy Amaker is an American College basketball coach and former Basketball player. He was born Harold Tommy Amaker Jr. on June 6, 1965 in Falls Church, Virginia, United States and he was raised there. He was born to a single mother named Alma Amaker, a High school teacher.
Tommy Amaker Net Worth
Tommy Amaker is an American College basketball coach and former Basketball player who has an estimated net worth of $8 million. He earns over $700 thousand as salary annually.
Tommy Amaker Career
Amaker’s basketball career began when he signed up to play for McDonald’s All-American team in 1983. He was later named to the Parade All-American team. He enrolled at Duke University and became a point guard. During his time at Duke University, he made and broke several records such as single-season assist in the year between 1986 and 1990. He also held Duke University’s career NCAA tournament assist average record with 57 in 12 games for a 4.7 average. Amaker was later drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 3rd round of the 1987 United States Basketball League’s draft. He later played for Wyoming Wildcatters before quitting his basketball career to pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Duke University.
In 1988, he became an assistant coach on the Duke University’s basketball team while pursuing an MBA degree. From 1989 until 1997, he was an assistant coach. In 1997, he became head coach at Seton Hall. He later coached Michigan Wolverines men’s Basketball team. In 2007, he signed a deal with Harvard University and became the head coach of their basketball team. Amaker has recorded a lot of success in his coaching career as he has won awards like Ivy League coach of the year in 2010, District I Coach of the year in 2012 and so many more.
Tommy Amaker Wife
Tommy Amaker is married to his wife named Stephanie Pinder-Amaker. They got married in 1992. Stephanie Pinder-Amaker is a licensed clinical psychologist.
Tommy Amaker Kids
Tommy Amaker has a son named William Amaker.
Tommy Amaker Education (High School and College)
Tommy Amaker studied at W.T. Woodson High School, in Fairfax, Virginia. He also studied at Duke University.
Tommy Amaker Nationality and Ethnicity
Tommy Amaker is of American nationality. He is of African-American ethnicity and descent.
Tommy Amaker Height and Weight
Tommy Amaker stands at a height of 5 ft 11 inches. He weighs 87 kg.
Tommy Amaker Residence
Tommy Amaker resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.
Social Media Presence
Amaker has over 300 thousand Twitter followers and he is also active on other social media networks.
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Controversies, rumors and legal issues
Amaker came under scrutiny after he opted to become head coach of Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team after the team’s management had come under serious investigations and scandals.
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Facts about Tommy Amaker
|Net Worth||$8 million|
|Salary||Over $700 thousand annually|
|Income Source||College basketball coach and former Basketball player|
|Birthday||June 6, 1965|
|Wife||Stephanie Pinder-Amaker (m. 1992)|
|Education (High School and College)||W.T. Woodson High School and Duke University|
|Residence||Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States|
|Height||5 ft 11 inches|