Mario Cristobal Biography

Mario Cristobal is a famous American football coach and former player. He is rendering his services as a head football coach at the University of Miami. He worked at Florida International University (2007 to 2010) and the University of Oregon (2017 to 2021).

Early Life

Mario Cristobal was born on 24th September 1970 in the City of Miami. He was born to his father Luis Cristobal and mother Clara Cristobal. There is no information available with us about his siblings, he is known to be a single child. Mario always had an interest in football and used to play football on the school team. He completed his high school education at Christopher Columbus High School situated in Miami, Florida. After that, he went to the University of Miami for further studies and got graduated in1993 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He also completed his master’s degree in the same university and passed out in 2001. He played football with his college team and won two national championships and earned First-Team All-Big East Conference as an offensive tackle.

Mario Cristobal Career

Mario in the year 1994 began his professional career by signing a free-agent contract with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent. He retired after playing for the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe in 1995 and 1996. After that, he pursued his coaching career in 1998 by serving as a graduate assistant under Butch Davis till 2000. He became the tight ends and offensive line coach at Rutgers University under Greg Schiano in 2001 and then coached under Larry Coker for three seasons from 2004 to 2006.

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Mario joined Florida International University in 2006 and served there for almost six years. In 2012 he got dismissed by FIU Athletic Director Pete Garcia. He was hired by Miami as an associate head coach and tight ends coach in January 2013. After that, in January 2017, Mario Cristobal joined Willie Taggart’s staff at Oregon as an offensive line coach and served them for five years. Currently, he is a head football coach at the University of Miami.

Mario Cristobal Biography

Real Name Mario Manuel Cristobal
Birth Date 24 September 1970
Age (as of 2021) 51 Years
Birth Place Miami, Florida, United States
Nationality American
Profession Football Coach
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Libra

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in Centimeters – 183 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 80 kg  –  in Pounds –  188 lbs
Shoe Size 12 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Light Brown
Body Type Average


Father Luis Cristobal
Mother Clara Cristobal


School Christopher Columbus High School
College University of Miami

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Jessica Cristobal
Children Two (Mario Mateo, Rocco Mateo)

Personal Life

Mario Cristobal tied the knot with Jessica Cristobal in June 2006. The couple has two sons named Mario Mateo and Rocco. They share a happy life together and are seen very often on social media as well. Mario is not a big fan of social media, he is not available on platforms like Instagram and Facebook. He owns a Twitter account under the name @coach_cristobal and around 98.3k people follow him.

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Mario Cristobal Net Worth

Mario has a successfully established career as a coach and former football player. He lives a wealthy lifestyle. His annual salary as a coach at Miami University is around $ 8 Million. He has a net worth of $ 1.5 million as of now.


  • Mario in his college life was a teammate with Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock who is a famous movie star.
  • He got featured in a documentary film ‘The U’ in which he was interviewed about his time at the University of Miami.
  • Mario has a special place for his mother in his life, according to the sources he calls his mother before every match, before meeting the media.

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