Who is Joanne Minardi?
Joanne Minardi is the co-founder of the David Pitino foundation, she is also the wife of ex Louisville coach and new head coach for the long Gaels Men’s basketball team.
In this post, I will be writing about Joanne Minardi biography, age, career, relationship status, net worth, children, grandchildren, and other facts about her. First, let’s look at her profile summary.
|Date of birth||1953|
|Children||Daniel, Jacqueline, Ryan, Micheal, Richard|
|Grandchildren||Ava Catherine Pitino and Christopher Pitino|
Joanne Minardi Biography
Joanne was born in Long Island in the year 1953, Joanne and Pitino met each other in the early part of 1970 for the first time, they both were attendees of St. Dominic’s High School in Oyster Bay, Long Bay, and after few years of dating the pair decided to become an official couple and their union was birthed on the 3rd of April 1976.
They often had their vacation in Saratoga, New York.
Being supportive and caring has been a couple of Joanna’s many virtues, she had stood by Rick through thin and thick expressing her elation to Yahoo Sports towards Pitino’s success in thrusting Louisville to the National championship.
Joanne Minardi Children and grandchildren
The couple has five children; Daniel, Jacqueline, Ryan, Micheal, Richard( head coach at Minnesota). Daniel was unfortunate enough to come down with a congenital heart failure that eventually put the last nail in his coffin, he transcended physicality in the year 1987 when he was just 6 months old. Joanne and Rick in honor of Daniel entrenched a foundation along with a shelter in Owensboro Kentucky named after their deceased child.
Joanne has grandkids from Richard and Jacqueline named, Ava Catherine Pitino from Richard and Christopher Pitino from Jacqueline.
Rick Pitino Cheating Scandal and Allegations
Rick Pitino’s infidelity not only broke news outlets but also the heart of his beloved, it was 2003, and he was dining at an Italian restaurant, when Cunigan Sypher, a subsidiary figure contrary to Rick’s status, approached him upon a request to outlay words of wisdom to her son, after a said 1hr and 15 seconds he had an affair with her.
He was apprehended by Cunigan who reported her pregnancy status to him, pulling his conscience out of guilt he disbursed a sum of $3000 for “medical coverage”, her words against his.
2009 came rolling by with Cunigan being indicted for exploiting Pitino and exacting a whooping sum of $10 million, she adduced that Pitino raped her, following the Extortion charge while under oath Pitino pointed that their encounter didn’t surpass a 15 seconds mark, Cunigan was convicted, she laid, accusing the Judge, Pitino, The prosecutor, the Jury and her attorney for making a conspiracy to pronounce her guilty.
Upon all that transpired, Joanne refused to expunge their marital bond.