Joe Breschi Biography – North Carolina Tar Heels Head Coach

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Joe Breschi currently serves the University of North Carolina as their lacrosse head coach. Image Source: Joe Breschi's Instagram.

  • Birth DateApril 9, 1968
  • Birth Name Joseph Carl Breschi
  • Age 56
  • Also Known As Joe Breschi
  • Father's Name Bob Breschi
  • Mother's Name Tish Breschi
  • Birth Place Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Birth Sign Aries
  • Nationality American
  • Profession Lacrosse Coach
  • Partner Julie Breschi
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Eye Color Green
  • Hair Color White
  • Children Michael Robert Breschi, Samantha Grace Breschi, Abigail Christine Breschi, Lucy Michaela Breschi, Emily Valerie Breschi
  • Education Bachelor of Arts
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

The sports lacrosse has gained significant fame, and people involved in this sport have also made a good name for themselves. Joe Breschi is one of the lacrosse coaches who has gained significant fame and fortune for himself. He currently head coaches the North Carolina Tar Heels. He also previously served several other teams.

Breschi has come a long way in his professional career. So, let’s know the hardship that he went through to become the successful head coach that he is now.

Born To Catholic Parents

The coach was born Joseph Carl Breschi on April 9, 1968. He is one of the three children of Bob Breschi and Tish Breschi. Joe Breschi’s father came from an Italian-Catholic family in Maryland, and his mom from an Irish-Catholic one in New York. The former grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, with his siblings Sheila Breschi Bolte and Dave Breschi.


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Moreover, the coach and his older brother worked as altar servers at Immaculate Conception in Townson. Talking about his educational background, he attended the parish school in Townson and later went to Loyola Blakefield School. After graduating, Joe attended the University of North Carolina. In 1990, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from there.

Joe Breschi Net Worth And Career

As mentioned earlier, Joe has made a good name for himself as a sports coach. He has made himself recognized globally. Talking about his income, he must have amassed generously. Therefore, Joe Breschi’s net worth must be a notable amount.

During his playing days, the Loyola Blakefield alumnus made himself recognized as one of the finest lacrosse players in the ACC history. He played for UNC from 1987-90. During his playing days, Breschi reached the significant height of success by receiving several awards and mentions. Moreover, he was also one of the members of the U.S. National Team that played in the 1994 World Lacrosse Games.

After graduating, the Maryland native began his coaching career at his alma mater, where he worked as an assistant coach for two seasons. Then, he served at Brown University as their head assistant coach, followed by the head coaching job at Ohio State University. Finally, in 2008, he was named the head coach at his alma mater, the position which he holds till today.

As the head coach, Breschi has led his teams to different championship titles. In 2018, he signed a five-year contract extension with the Tar Heels. The following table shows Joe Breschi’s salary with the team, as per the newly signed deal.

Year Salary
July 2018 $175K
July 2019 $185K
July 2020 $195K
July 2021 $205K
July 2022 $215K

Table Source: ACCN ESPN

Furthermore, Joe might also receive an additional amount if his team wins any sort of tournament. Therefore, he seems to be earning generously. Hence, we can assume that Joe Breschi’s net worth must be a substantial amount.

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Is Happily Married

The renowned head coach is happily married to Julie Breschi. The couple got married in August 1999 and is still going strong. Furthermore, it is not known when and how the smitten pair met. The UNC graduate once revealed that while at Chapel Hill, he and his wife used to attend St. Thomas Moore.

Joe Breschi's Wife Julie Breschi
Joe Breschi and his wife Julie Breschi have been married since August 1999. Image Source: Joe Breschi’s Instagram.

Moreover, Joe Breschi’s wife, Julie Riccardelli, is from Roseland, New Jersey. She attended Denison University, where she received a B.A. in psychology in 1989. Then, Julie went to Springfield College and graduated with an M.Ed degree in counseling psychology.

The adorable pair are still head over heels for each other. He often shares lovely pictures of them and calls her “Madge.” In all these years, the duo’s bond has only grown stronger. Let’s hope their marriage lasts a lifetime.

Andy Shay is another lacrosse coach who has been married for a long time.

Son Was Killed In An Accident

After getting married in 1999, Joe and his wife grew their family from two to seven. Joe Breschi’s children are Michael Robert Breschi, Samantha Grace Breschi, Abigail Christine Breschi, Lucy Micaela Breschi, and Emily Valerie Breschi, who were born in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007, respectively.

Unfortunately, in the spring of 2004, Joe Breschi’s son, Michael, who was three years old at that time, was hit by a car in the parking lot at his preschool and killed. The Breschi couple was devastated and had to deal with unspeakable anger, pain, heartache, and frustration. The Michael R. Breschi Scholarship Fund was created in memory of his late baby boy.

Nonetheless, the Maryland native seems to be doing well in his personal life and professionally. As he is still very actively coaching, his net worth is likely to increase in the coming days. We hope Joe has successful days ahead.

Trivia And Facts

  • Joe has 2.3K followers and over 3K followers on Instagram and Twitter, respectively.
  • Joe’s favorite saint is St. Michael the Archangel.