Marcus Freeman is an American football coach who was born on January 10, 1986. He used to play linebacker and is now the head coach at the University of Notre Dame. In 2021, he was the defensive coordinator and coach of the linebackers at Notre Dame.
The 2021 season ended with head coach Marcus Freeman in an unexpected situation. Previous Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly took a job with LSU before their bowl game, leaving Freeman in charge of the team without much notice. Even though there were problems, Freeman made Notre Dame (8-4) feel very good about the future after his first season. They got off to a rough start, but then they won some big games that gave hope to a program that needed it.
He met with the media to talk about how South Carolina is going to be challenged and how he thinks his team would then finish the season. Besides this, people are now wondering about his personal life including who is Marcus Freeman’s wife and more details about his life.
Who Is Marcus Freeman’s Wife?
Marcus is married to his college-time girlfriend Joanna. They tied the knot on 20 February 2010. The couple is caring parents to six children: Vinny, Siena, Gino, Nico, Capri, and Rocco. The couple is living happily. There is not much information about Joanna as she keeps her private life out of the spotlight.
Marcus’s Instagram account is stuffed with his family photos. The couple has celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2020, Couch shared a heartwarming message for his better half, which says, “Celebrating 10 years of being married to the love of my life and the glue to the Freeman family. Happy anniversary Jo!”.
Marcus’s Wife Supported Him To Join Notre Dame
Marcus‘ first chance to join Notre Dame was when the team picked him up after high school. Marcus liked a lot of things about Notre Dame, but he chose Ohio State to play for beloved coach Tyrone Willingham.
Nearly two decades later, Notre Dame offered him a job as defensive coordinator. Like the last time, Marcus had two options: Louisiana or Notre Dame. Marcus wrote in The Players’ Tribune that he and Joanna were leaning toward Notre Dame: “I can’t tell you exactly what it was that told us to come to Notre Dame, but there was something. We all know that there’s something different about Notre Dame. We all know it is something special. And I just thank God I didn’t make the wrong choice twice.”
When Brian Kelly left for LSU, he asked Marcus to join him as defensive coordinator. “I told them, ‘I need a job, but can I talk to my wife?'” Marcus told ND Insider so. “That’s all I asked, ‘Can I talk to my wife?'”
Joanna and Marcus talked about what would happen to the players in Notre Dame if he took the job at LSU. The couple decided that it would be selfish to leave the team. So, Marcus decided to stay and fight for the top job. Joanna told the ND Insider: “(Marcus said), ‘We have this bowl game coming up, we can’t.’ I don’t want to leave these kids,'” said Marcus. So that’s the first time I really looked at him and thought, “He really loves Notre Dame. He really likes these kids. He is excited to be here because he loves Notre Dame. So I just took a deep breath, and I knew he was going to go after this job.”