Burzis Kanga, Hoda Kotb's Ex-Husband: Wiki, Age, Ethnicity, Family, Net Worth

By Ravi Lama | Updated On: 01 May, 2019
Burzis Kanga, Hoda Kotb's Ex-Husband: Wiki, Age, Ethnicity, Family, Net Worth

Quick Information

Nationality American
Profession Tennis Coach
Marital Status Single
Husband/Spouse Hoda Kotb(m.2005–2008)
Divorced Yes (Once)
Girlfriend/Dating Not Known
Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth Not Disclosed
Salary $60K-$101K(Approx.)
Ethnicity Tanzanian
Children/Kids Not Yet
Height N/A

Burzis Kanga, who is not a fashionable figure on University of New Orleans (UNO), is now working as the head coach since returning to the Lakefront. He became the only member to achieve All-American honors of UNO tennis team. Burzis was also ranked as the top player for the under-21 age group in Louisiana during his time in UNO. As a long-time board member of Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, he has also served in Junior Olympic Games as Sports Commissioner for Tennis.

What’s Burzis Kanga's Net Worth?

Burzis has mostly derived his part of net worth from his status as head coach. Being a part of 2017-18 women's tennis coaching staff, Burzis is now proceeding as the head coach for New Orleans Privateers for both men and women since 2008.

As of April 2018, the average annual earnings of a head coach for major sports in New Orleans is $74K with a wide range between $60K -$101K. However, this salary does not include bonus and other factors regarding the base pay. The other factor depending someone for the title head coach is the years of experience, company size, and industry. With the nine years of experience as a head coach for New Orleans, Burzis likely draws a salary between those figures.

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Before joining as head coach on women's tennis coaching staff from 1980 to 1983, Burzis was a part of Privateer tennis program. In 1986, he coached at University of New Orleans (UNO) for three years until the program was on hiatus. He resumed his coaching on 2003 to 2006 after the program gained its momentum.

Burzis Has No Intention To Remarry

Burzis met Hoda Kotb during an event on Valentine's Day fundraiser for the American Heart Association in New Orleans. During that time, Hoda was working as a local news anchor in Burzis' hometown, New Orleans in 1990s. The pair eventually fell in love and dated on and off until they got married. Burzis proposed his lady love in May 2005 and got married to her in December in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Their family and friends witnessed their auspicious wedding ceremony.

Two years after tying the knot, Hoda filed for divorce on 15 February 2007. In the same month, Hoda revealed she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Their divorce was finalized on 6 February 2008. Co-incidentally, the couple who met on Valentine's Day separated with each other in the month of love two years after exchanging the vows. While speaking with Radar Online magazine, he told that he was surprised when his then-wife, Hoda filed for a divorce. Expressing his sadness, he told that he was unfortunate as he and Hoda were married for a short time.

After divorcing Burzis, Hoda revealed that she was dating Manhattan financier Joel Schiffman. They were seen together scampering across the beach of Miami in 2013. In October 2016, on her series The Hoda Show, Hoda revealed that she is moving with Joel in an apartment. She then started a family with him adopting a baby girl whom they named Haley Joy.

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Prior to dating Joel, she was dating with Jay Blumenkopf, but their relationship did not stay for more than two days.

Burzis' ex-wife Hoda Kotb with her former beau Jay Blumenkopf (Photo:

When Hoda is enjoying her love life peacefully, Burzis recently responded and blamed himself for a reason for their divorce. He said that he still has feelings towards her. Reminiscing about the moment, he said there was a personal reason to separate, and there was a level of immaturity on his part, which led the separation. He further asserted that she was her soulmate and had no intention to get remarried again.

As of now, his ex-wife, Hoda Kotb has adopted two kids. In March 2017, she adopted a newly-born baby daughter named Haley Joy after breast cancer left Hoda unable to become a mother.

Not only that, She, who always wanted to be a mother, has now adopted a baby number two to her home. Most recently in April 2019,  the lady secretly adopted another daughter named Hope Catherine Kotb and her older daughter, Haley was seen excited with the entrance of new member in their family. As confirmed by E! News, Haley was marching around saying she became a big sister. Also her mother, Hoda confirmed that she tried to feed her raspberries.

As of now, Hoda is rejoicing wonderful moment with her two kids. However, in the case of Burzis, he has remained taciturn about his personal life and has not shared the information about his possible love affair.

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Short Bio

Burzis Kanga carries American nationality and belongs to Tanzanian ethnicity. In 1984, he completed his education earning Bachelors of Science in Business. As per wiki, he holds the United States Tennis Association professional one certification.