Tony Vitello is one of the most loved coaches at the University of Tennessee and a former baseball player. He has been the head coach at Tennessee since 2017 and with his knowledge and guidance, led the team to achieve great milestones at the national level in baseball.
Tony was born on 9th October 1978 in St Louis Missouri, USA. There is not much information available about his parents and family but it is known that his father’s name is Greg who was the head coach at De Smet Jesuit High school. He is also known to have a three sibling sister one of whom is named Kara but there is not much available about his other sisters. He is currently 42 years old and believes in Christianity.
Tony has not shared much about his early education but it is believed that he completed his high school graduation from De Smet Jesuit High School in St Louis, Missouri. He also attended a Division II school Spring Hill College in Alabama for a year. He later joined the University of Missouri in the year 2000 and was also part of the college Baseball team till his graduation in 2002.
Tony Vitello Career
Tony started his career as a college baseball player in the year 2000 when he joined the baseball team of his University. He played at the Infield position till his graduation. As soon as he graduated, he decided to make a career as a coach and joined the University of Missouri as an Assistant Coach in 2003. he led the team to win Seven consecutive NCAA tournaments which made them the team of the decade. Despite being a young coach with less experience, he coached the team to do its best. He worked there as an assistant coach till 2010 and left to join TCU Horned Frogs as an Assistant for the next few years.
In 2014, he joined the University of Arkansas as Assistant coach and recruiting coordinator and worked there till 2017. In his very first season at Arkansas, he led the team to become the country’s top class and helped them improve their batting average and hitting. Later in 2016, the team achieved the best offense rank in the country. In 2017, he left the assistant coach position at Arkansas and joined the University of Tennessee as the Head Coach. He is presently working in the same position. During his 17-year career, he managed to get several of his students get picked in the overall drafts by MLB and also helped the teams win different leagues. Some of the notable athletes he coached are Aaron Crow, Andrew Benintendi, Kyle Gibson, etc.
In 2019, he coached the team through the NCAA tournament and the team ranked at 11th position with their strong game and also made new records such as the second-highest number of home runs. The following SEC 2020 season was canceled but the team won the inaugural round Classic at Round Rock in Texas which was the highlight of the season. Recently in 2021, he coached his team to become the SEC Eastern Division champions in the College World Series. He also led the team to win the Knoxville Super Regional in June 2021 and reach their fifth college world series.
Tony Vitello Biography
|Real Name||Anthony Gregory Vitello|
|Birth Date||October 9, 1978|
|Age (as of 2021)||42 Years|
|Birth Place||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Profession||College Baseball Coach|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 11” – in Centimeters – 180 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 77 kg – in Pounds – 170 lbs|
|Chest Size||40 inches|
|Waist Size||36 inches|
|Biceps Size||16 inches|
|Shoe Size||11 (U.S.)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|School||De Smet Jesuit High School|
|College||University of Missouri|
|Is he a Gay?||No|
Tony has not shared much about his personal life and relationships and is currently believed to be single. There is no information about his past relationships as well. He doesn’t share much and likes to keep his personal life private. He is also not known to have ever married or have any children. Tony does not have many social media profiles and has only maintained his Twitter account. He joined Twitter only recently in 2020 and currently has 4729 followers while he follows only 12. Tony ain’t that much active on Twitter either and seldom tweets. He is not known to be on any other platform like Instagram, Facebook, or Snapchat.
Tony Vitello Net Worth
Tony has been a coach since 2003 and has had a long career full of experience and respect. He has been a coach to several teams over his career and has earned a lot of wealth as well. he has majorly sourced his career being a baseball coach and his estimated net worth as of 2021 is around $1.5million while his annual income is around $550,000.
- In 2016, he was ranked as Number 2 coach by D1 Baseball.com.
- He was on the top of the 30 best recruiting coordinators in America by SEC.
- There were rumors and concerns regarding Tony leaving Tennessee as a head coach but the rumor was false as there were several reasons for Tony to stay with the team.
- Recently in June 2021, his father Greg and sister Kara were injured in a car accident but have recovered now.
- In 2019, his contract with the University of Tennessee was extended till the year 2024 by the Director of Athletics, Philip Fulmer after he saw his excellent record with the team.
- Tony recently accepted a voluntary pay cut to save cost due to Covid 19 pandemic and will not be receiving a bonus incentive which is promised after winning a conference or the championship.
- Tony was seen wearing a hat that said “Daddy” in a video before the 2021 season started and even wore it during the entire season.