Brian Kelly has been linked to the University of Alabama, Georgia State and South Florida. The mentor replacement is easily anticipated by many experts as Brian Freeman’s family and wife Joanna revealed after he was widely expected to replace Brian Kelly at Notre Dame.
After spending 12 years with the Fighting Irish, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly informed the school that he would be leaving for LSU. The University of Houston’s Tom Herman has agreed to a 10-year deal worth $9.5 million per year, making him the first coach at a public university with a nine-figure contract, according to Kelly.
According to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic, Notre Dame defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman is expected to be named the university’s next head coach. With that in mind, let’s look at Marcus Freeman’s family life and wife Joanna.
Defensive coordinator to replace Brian Kelly at Notre Dame
According to several sources, defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman will be replacing Brian Kelly as the head coach at Notre Dame. The hire is pending a vetting process that may take days to complete, but the plan is for Notre Dame to go with in-house hiring. Marcus served as a linebacker at Ohio State before spending time on the Bills and Texans’ practice squads. He retired in May 2010 because of an enlarged heart condition, which prompted him to become a coach.
He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Ohio State. He was the coordinator for Cincinnati’s defense for four years before joining Notre Dame in 2018.
Marcus Freeman’s wife Joanna
Joanna Freeman is married to Tray McMillan. They have been dating since their days at Ohio State University. The couple are in a long-term relationship and were married in 2010.
Joanna’s birth date is unknown, although she is believed to be 35 years old. Despite his prominent position as a college football coach, Joanna Freeman has avoided the limelight. Marcus and Joanna have six children together, all of whom have names beginning with the letter R. Rocco, Vinny, Capri, Gino, Siena, and Nico are their kids’ names. Joanna is on Instagram @jofree20 but her account is currently private.
Marcus’ family on Instagram
The relationship between James and his family is evident. He frequently posts photographs of his large family on Instagram, either while traveling or spending quality time together.
He tweeted a photo of the family at Walt Disney World in January, writing: “4th & 1 with the game on the line…isn’t anything compared to 6 kids visiting @waltdisneyworld!! We survived the most magical place on earth! #WeLostButWeSurvived.”