Mark Gottfried

Basketball Coach

Mark Gottfried was born in Crestline, Ohio, United States on January 20th, 1964 and is the Basketball Coach. At the age of 60, Mark Gottfried biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 20, 1964
United States
Place of Birth
Crestline, Ohio, United States
60 years old
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Basketball Coach, Basketball Player
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Mark Gottfried Life

Mark Frederick Gottfried (born January 20, 1964) is an American men's college basketball coach and former player.

He is currently the head coach at Cal State Northridge. Gottfried spent one season with Oral Roberts and three seasons in Alabama, winning the Sweet Sixteen in each of his seasons with the Crimson Tide.

He spent eight seasons at UCLA, including the 1995 NCAA championship season, three years as head coach at Murray State, eleven years as head coach at Alabama, and six seasons at North Carolina State.

Early years

Gottfried was born in Crestline, Ohio. He played varsity basketball at Carterville High School in Carterville, Illinois, and Carbondale High School in Carbondale, Illinois. He then played for UMS Prep (now known as UMS-Wright Preparatory School) in Mobile, Alabama, averaging 21.6 ppg/11.2 rpg before graduating in 1982, averaging 21.6 ppg/11.2 rpg. He was nominated for the National Honor Society as a student. Gottfried was inducted into the UMS-Wright Hall of Fame in 2004, and he was named as the year's most Distinguished Alumnus.


Mark Gottfried Career

College career

Gottfried received a basketball scholarship from Oral Roberts. After being a Freshman All-American for one season, he went to Alabama. He played 98 games in a row, and Alabama advanced to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in three seasons. In a 1987 game against Vanderbilt, he set the school record for most 3-point shots made in a single game with eight players, as well as a career-wide field goal percentage (.485, 167). Gottfried earned both the University of Alabama's Hayden Riley Top Scholar Award and the Bryant Award as the school's top scholar-athlete during his senior year. He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the seventh round of the 1987 NBA draft, but he never played professionally. Rather, he spent three years with Athletes in Action, then attended UCLA graduate school for two years.

Coaching career

Gottfried served as an assistant coach at UCLA for eight seasons (1988-95) under Jim Harrick. Former St. John's and UCLA head coach Steve Lavin and former Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar were among the staff's notables. With Gottfried as an assistant coach and recruiter, the Bruins were the 1995 NCAA champions. In 1994, the Bruins were ranked 1st nationally for their recruiting class, with future NBA players Ed O'Bannon, George Zidek, Tyus Edney, Don MacLean, Tracy Murray, Darrick Martin, and Mitchell Butler. In the second round of the 2006 NCAA tournament, Gottfried met his former school twice as head coach at Alabama, losing 79-57 and losing 62-59.

Gottfried served as the head coach at Murray State University from 1995 to 1998, a 68–24 record. Murray State made the NCAA tournament in 1997 and 1998, as well as in 1998, when he first appeared in the NIT in 1996. In each of his seasons as head coach, he guided the Racers to three OVC titles in fewer than three seasons. In his last season, the Racers finished 25th in the final AP Poll.

Gottfried was hired by the University of Alabama on March 25, 1998. In the 2001–02 season, he led the Tide to the SEC regular season championship, the first regular-season championship in 15 years. His crew became the first in Crimson Tide history to be ranked No. 1 in the following year. In the AP poll, the AP is at number one. The team dominated the rankings for two weeks before losing 51-49 to Utah just over a week before conference play. In the second round of the NCAA tournament, his team defeated top-ranked and top-seeded Stanford during the following season. The squad then advanced to the Elite Eight after defeating reigning national champion Syracuse to advance to the Elite Eight, winning yet another program first. The Tide ultimately lost to UConn, the eventual national champion. Gottfried was voted SEC coach of the year by the AP and his colleagues for his efforts. Alabama qualified as a fifth seed in the NCAA tournament next season before losing in the first round to UW-Milwaukee.

That was followed by key player injuries and disappointment. In 2006–07 and 2007–08, Alabama had back-to-back losing seasons in the SEC. Alabama did not qualify for either the NIT or NCAA post-season tournament for the first time in nine years (only the second time under Gottfried), but the Tide did not accept an invitation to the first annual College Basketball Invitational. Gottfried talked with Alabama Athletics Director Mal Moore on January 26, 2009, following player Ronald Steele's controversial departure and an underperforming season at the time, the team's underperforming season at that time.

Gottfried accepted the position of head coach of the NC State Wolfpack men's basketball team on April 5, 2011. Gottfried intended to perform a tandem skydive into Carter Finley Stadium during halftime of a football game to celebrate the forthcoming basketball season. Weather delays had cancelled the climb, which had been forecast for September 17, 2011.

The NC State Wolfpack's men's basketball team earned their 11th seed in the NCAA tournament on March 11, 2012. Gottfried got a two-year contract extension from April 4, 2018. Gottfried's 11th-seeded Wolfpack team defeated Georgetown Hoyas in the 3rd round of the NCAA Tournament on March 18, 2012, earning a Sweet 16th place. In the Sweet 16, the Wolfpack defeated the Kansas Jayhawks in the second round five days later.

After defeating Duke 84–76, Gottfried became the 14th coach in the country to defeat the country's top ranked team with two separate schools on January 12, 2013. (having previously done so at Alabama).

NC State picked up victories against two Top ten conference foes (Jan 11 vs Duke and Feb 14 vs Louisville) during the 2014–2015 season. Both Top 10 victories came straight after losing to the Virginia Cavaliers, the ACC's top 10 teams. The road victory over the Louisville Cardinals was only the third time since the Wolfpack had won a road match against an AP Top 10 squad, snapping a 22-game drought in such games since the turn of the century. North Carolina State will qualify for the NCAA Tournament as an 8 seed excluding the top seeded Villanova Wildcats before falling to the Louisville Cardinals in the Sweet 16 Gottfried's second year with the Wolfpack. However, this will be Gottfried's last winning season in Raleigh.

Gottfried won his fourth career as a head coach by defeating #17 Duke in an 84–82 thriller at Cameron Indoor Stadium on January 23, 2017. It was the first time NC State had won at Duke since January 1995.

Gottfried was on the hot seat after two seasons in the ACC, including going 9–27 in those seasons and several transfers out.

Gottfried and athletic director Debbie Yow's meeting, NC State announced on February 16, 2017 that he would not return as head coach for the following season.

The NCAA charged NC State with a string of misconduct surrounding the naming of former actor Dennis Smith Jr. in July 2019. Gottfried was found to have two Level I offences, including inability to monitor assistant Orlando Early, who had been accused of facilitating payments to Smith. The NCAA placed NC State on one year probation for the crimes in December 2021, and the Wolfpack was banned from attending any of the Wolfpack's victories in 2016-2021. Gottfried was also dealt with a one-year show-cause fine, which is effective until December 19, 2022. If Gottfried is a student at another NCAA member school during this time, the school must disclose why Gottfried cannot be suspended. Early was dealt with a six-year penalty.

Gottfried started as an assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks' 2017 NBA Summer League team. In the 2017 NBA draft, the Mavericks had drafted Dennis Smith, Jr., who played for Gottfried at NC State for a season.

Gottfried was hired as the head coach of Cal State Northridge on March 12, 2018. The infractions case at NC State was revealed only after Gottfried's first season as the nation's top Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde will recall that CSU Northridge's decision to recruit him had been strongly criticized in April 2021. Gottfried and his staff were forced to leave. According to the school, they were investigating potential rule abuses in the basketball program. He never recovered; he and CSU Northridge mutually agreed to part ways in December 2021, just after being given a show-cause fine for the NC State's conduct. If Gottfried was back in action, CSU Northridge would have had to tell the NCAA that Gottfried should not be suspended, and may have been severely punished if he committed additional offenses while his show-cause order was in place. Trent Johnson was named interim coach for the 2021–22 season and moved to the position on a permanent basis after the season.