Cuonzo Martin Is Leaving Missouri Tigers Coaching Job And Awaits Some Family Time

Cuonzo Martin during his time at the Missouri Tigers men's basketball team.
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Cuonzo Martin is now a free agent after coaching the Missouri Tigers basketball team for five years. Martin was replaced by Dennis Gates in 2022.

The American basketball coach and former player is now looking for a job. Cuonzo also had a decent career as a player.

The Atlanta Hawks picked Martin with the 57th overall choice in the second round of the 1995 NBA Draft. He played in just seven career NBA games for the 1995–96 expansion team Milwaukee Bucks and the Vancouver Grizzlies.

Besides, he was also a part of Grand Rapids Mackers in the CBA and Ciro Avellino in the 1997–98 Lega Basket Serie A in Italy. His vision for the game of basketball landed many high-end jobs for him.

Where Is Cuonzo Martin Coaching Now?

Cuonzo Martin is not coaching any team now. He has taken his time off from basketball since he was relieved from Tigers basketball.

He has had a chance to embrace this beautiful game as a player for seven years and as a coach for over two decades. The basketball fans will be looking for his return to the court.

Martin's career started in 2000. Cuonzo returned to Purdue in 2000 to work as Gene Keady's assistant coach after serving as a deputy coach at West Lafayette High School for one year. 

Martin has been a coach since 2000 and has managed six teams.
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Martin took the job at Missouri State University of the Missouri Valley Conference on March 25, 2008, following his eight seasons at Purdue. The 51-year-old was appointed the Tennessee Volunteers head coach on March 27, 2011, after spending three seasons at Missouri State.

He was appointed the men's basketball team's head coach at the University of California, Berkeley, on April 15, 2014, before his time at the University of Missouri.

Cuonzo Martin Coached Missouri Tigers Basketball Since 2017

Cuonzo has been a coach for over twenty years, but his most famous tenure is at the University of Missouri. He has coached the Missouri Tigers men's basketball team for over five years.

Martin was appointed the head coach of the University of Missouri men's basketball team on March 15, 2017, the same day he left California. 

Missouri offered him a seven-year, $21 million contract, making him the highest-paid coach in program history.

Cuonzo was relived from his post after 78-77 record.
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Cuonzo Martin was dismissed after five seasons. He had led Cal to its most recent NCAA tournament participation in 2016.

The Tigers only made two NCAA tournaments in five seasons under Martin, both of which they lost in the first round. His teams had an overall record of 78-77, and Missouri finished the year at 12-21, 5-13. They were in 12th place in the Southeastern Conference, with 14 teams.

Cuonzo Martin Wife Roberta Jones Martin Is A Mother Of Three

Cuonzo Martin wife Roberta Jones Martin is an experienced collector. The couple has been married for twenty-seven years.

According to a Twitter post, the couple exchanged vows and tied the knot on June 15, 1995. They have been blessed with three kids in their long marriage.

Roberta, active on Instagram with over eight hundred followers, states she is an experienced collector in her bio. She celebrated her birthday on September 23 every year with her family.

Coach Cuonzo with his wife of 27-years, Roberta Jones Martin.
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She is a huge basketball fan and is usually seen in the stands. For instance, she was in Mizzou Arena on November 26, 2020, supporting her husband's team. The mother of three also loves to travel and explore new places and is often seen with her love and kids.

Cuonzo Martin Family

Cuonzo Martin has five members in his family, including his partner and three kids. They live in their house in Missouri. 

He has two sons and a daughter in his small family of five. His eldest kid Joshua Martin is 25, born on August 16, 1997.

Cuonzo with his son Joshua and Chase and daughter Addison.
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They welcomed their second kid, a son, on November 24, 2001, and called him Chase. Roberta posted a picture of her son in May 2020 to congratulate him for his Valedictorian from Tolton High School.

The couple has a daughter named Addison Martin, who completed her first year at Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School. She was born on June 20, 2007.