Mike Krzyzewski

2011 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Award Presentation - Arrivals

Krzyzewski in 2011, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Michael William Krzyzewski

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 13, 1947

Ethnicity: Polish

Mike Krzyzewski is an American professional basketball coach and player. He coaches in college basketball and at the national level.

Mike is the son of Polish-American, Catholic, parents Emily/Emilie Mildred (Pituch) and William Krzyzewski. The family name was originally Krzyżewski, and is said to have its origins in Krzyżewo, Podlaskie Voivodeship or Krzyżewo, Braniewo County, or Krzyżewo, Ełk County. Mike is married to Carol “Mickie” Marsh, with whom he has three children.

Mike’s paternal grandfather was named John Krzyzowski/Krzyzewski (the son of Wojciech Krzyzowski and Maria).

Mike’s paternal grandmother was named Zofia/Sophie Sowizdrzał. Zofia was born in Poland.

Mike’s maternal grandfather was Josef/Joseph Pituch (the son of Wojciech Pituch and Ragenna/Regina). Mike’s grandfather Josef was born in Wola Radziszowska, krakowski, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland.

Mike’s maternal grandmother was Magdalena “Maggie” Daniel (the daughter of Franciszek/Frank Daniel and Marianna/Mary Jezioro). Magdalena was born in Wola Radziszowska, krakowski, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland.

Sources: Genealogy of Mike Krzyzewski – https://www.geni.com

Mike’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mike’s maternal grandparents, Josef/Joseph Pituch and Magdalena “Maggie” Daniel – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Mike’s maternal grandmother, Magdalena “Maggie” (Daniel) Pituch – https://familysearch.org

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