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Mario Cristobal


Mario Cristobal is an American head football coach and former player. Moreover, Mario Cristobal is currently the head football coach of the Miami Hurricanes football team at the University of Miami.

Early Life

Mario Manuel Cristobal best known as Mario Cristobal was born on the 24th of September, 1970, in Miami, Florida, the United States of America. According to his birth date, this head coach is 52 years old and holds American nationality.

Moreover, he belongs to the Cuban-American ethnicity and holds an American nationality. Mario is Christian by religion and his zodiac sign is Libra. In addition, he is the son of Luis Cristobal (father) and Clara Cristobal (mother). Under the Castro government, his father was held as a political prisoner.

Educational Background

At Miami’s Christopher Columbus High School, he played high school football. Between 1988 and 1992, he was a four-year letterman for the University of Miami’s Miami Hurricanes football team while playing NCAA football. Jimmy Johnson, a coach in the Hall of Fame, and Dennis Erickson were his coaches. The Hurricanes won two national championships during his four seasons there (1989 and 1991). As an offensive tackle in the Big East Conference in 1992, he was named to the First Team.

He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami School of Business in 1993 before returning to the university in 2001 to pursue his master’s degree. In the documentary The U, which had its television debut on ESPN on December 12, 2009, he talks about his experience at the University of Miami.

Mario Cristobal – Net Worth 2023

In his career, he has collected a huge sum of money. Moreover, as a football coach, he has a net worth of more than $10 Million. He has an annual salary of $5.5 million while working as a head coach for Oregon.

Professional Career

Mario Cristobal signed a free-agent contract with the Denver Broncos in 1994 after finishing his playing career in college. In 1995 and 1996, he was a player for the NFL Europe’s Amsterdam Admirals before quitting the league to become a coach.

Coaching Career

His coaching career got its start at the University of Miami, where he worked as head football coach Butch Davis’ graduate assistant from 1998 to 2000. He served as Greg Schiano’s tight ends and offensive line coach at Rutgers University from 2001 to 2003. From 2004 to 2006, he returned to Miami and worked with Larry Coker as the offensive line and tight ends coach for three seasons.

He chose to become Florida International University’s new head coach in 2007. Later, he was named Sun Belt Coach of the Year and guided the team to the championship. The coach moved to the University of Alabama in 2013 to serve as the offensive line coach, recruiting coordinator, and associate head coach.

Mario transferred to the University of Oregon in 2017 and helped the team win the Pac-12 North Division and the championship. After going 11-2 during the regular season, winning the North division, defeating Utah in the Conference Championship, and earning a trip to the Rose Bowl, he was chosen by the Associated Press as the Pac-12 Coach of the Year in 2019.

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Caption: Mario Cristobal leading his team Oregon (Source: The Athletic)

He worked with offensive line coach Alex Mirabal to develop All-American Penei Sewell, who later won the Outland Trophy as the nation’s top interior lineman. A finalist for the 2019 Joe Moore Award for the best overall team in the nation was the offensive line unit from Oregon.

Oregon defeated the Wisconsin Badgers in the Rose Bowl to cap up the postseason. He replaced Manny Diaz as head coach of the University of Miami Hurricanes on December 6, 2021. Moreover, he signed with the Hurricanes in a 10-year, $80 million contract.


In his coaching career, he has earned several awards and honors. AP Pac-12 Coach of the Year (2019), 247Sports National Recruiter of the Year (2015), and Sun Belt Coach of the Year (2010) are some of his awards.

Relationship Status

He married Jessica Cristobal in June 2006. In front of their close friends and family, the couple married secretly. With the marriage, the couple has two children whose names are Mario Mateo Cristobal and Rocco Cristobal. Moreover, this football coach has not yet been part of any controversy or rumors.

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Caption: Mario Cristobal with his family (Source: NBC Sports)

Body Measurements

Mario Cristobal stands 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 120 kg. Moreover, he has dark brown hair with light brown eyes and his shoe size is 12 US.

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Caption: Mario Cristobal cheering his team during a game (Source: Statesman Journal)

Mario Cristobal – Social Media

On his Twitter page, there are more than 114.7k followers. Besides this, this American football head coach is not active on Facebook and Instagram.