John Beilein’s biography

John Patrick Beilein is an American professional basketball coach who currently serves as the Senior Player Development Advisor for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association.

John Beilein
John Beilein

Quick Facts Of John Beilein

Celebrated Name John Beilein
Age (As of 2023) 69 Years of 2023
Nick Name John Beilein
Birth Name John Patrick Beilein
Birth Date 1953-02-05
Gender Male
Profession Basketball Head Coach
Place Of Birth Burt, New York
Movies American
Position Head Coach
Famous For Basketball Coach
Net Worth Will Add Soon
Salary Will Add Soon
Spouse Kathleen Beilein
Marital Status Married
Children Four
Team Cleveland Cavaliers
Ethnicity White
Face Color White
Hair Color Grey
Source of Wealth As a Basketball Coach
Birth Nation USA
School DeSales High School
College / University Wheeling Jesuit University / Niagara University
Educational Qualification BA Degree in History and MA Degree in Science
Siblings Eight
Links Wikipedia, Twitter


John Beilein is an American basketball coach and current head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. He has previously coached the Michigan Wolverines (2007-2019), West Virginia Mountaineers (2002-2007), Richmond Spiders (1997-2002), Canisius Golden Griffins (1992-1997) in NCAA Division I as well as Le Moyne College (1983-1992), Nazareth College (1982-1983) and Erie Community College (1978-1982). Beilein has won 754 career games at four-year universities and 829 games altogether, including those at the junior college level.

What is John Beilein known for?

  • Have achieved 20-win seasons at four different levels – junior college, NCAA Division III, NCAA Division II, and NCAA Division I.

Where is John Beilein born?

Turning back to his past life, John Beilein’s birth took place in Burt, New York, USA. He was born John Patrick Beilein to parents Arthur J. Beilein, a policeman, and Josephine Niland. He is not the only child of his parents and has eight siblings. Beilein is the eighth child of his mother and father.

He was educated at DeSales High School. After graduation, he enrolled at Wheeling Jesuit University, formerly known as Wheeling College. He graduated from the same in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. He went on to study Science at Niagara University and earned a Master of Science degree in 1981.

When did John Beilein pursue his career as a basketball coach?

  • While a student at Wheeling Jesuit University, John Beilein played for the college’s basketball team from 1971 to 1975. During the 1974–75 season, he even played as the captain of his team.
  • After graduating, he started his professional career as a coach rather than a basketball player.
  • In 1975, John Beilein first coached at Newfane High School for a total of three years. From  1978 to 1982 he coached at Erie Community College followed by basketball coaching at Nazareth College for the 1982–1983 school year.
  • Soon he joined Le Moyne College as a coach and coached its teams from 1983 to 1992. Then in 1992, John Beilein was finally hired to a Division I post at Canisius Golden Griffins. He stayed with the team until 1997.
  • Other teams Beilein has successfully coached are Richmond Spiders (1997–2002), West Virginia Mountaineers (2002–2007), and Michigan Wolverines (2007–2019). On May 13, 2019, he was named the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and has signed a five-year contract.
  • Through all his years as a basketball coach, he never served as an assistant coach.

To whom John Beilein was married?

Reflecting on his personal life, John Beilein married his longtime girlfriend Kathleen Griffin on 14 October 1978. He and his wife have welcomed four children together- sons Patrick Beilein, Mark Beilein, Andrew Beilein, and daughter Seana Hendricks.

His son Patrick has taken up in his father’s footsteps. Patrick is the current head basketball coach at Niagara University while Mark and Andrew work for Alro Steel and Business Roundtable respectively.

The couple is living happily without any rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.

How much is John Beilein’s net worth?

While with Michigan Wolverines, John Beilein’s salary was estimated to be $3.8 million. However, his salary with Cleveland Cavaliers has not been revealed. In the case of revelation, we will let you know. Also, there are no estimates on his net worth.

On social media, Beilein is active on Twitter and does not own an official account on Facebook and Instagram.

How tall is John Beilein?

Observing his body statistics, he has a healthy body figure with a decent height. His body information is yet to be revealed. In the case of revelation, we will let you know.

Did You Know?

  • Played college basketball at Wheeling Jesuit University from 1971 through 1975.
  • Head coach of West Virginia University men’s basketball team.


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