Michael Fitzgibbons was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. He is the fourth of six children of John and Betty. He spent time at Visitation Grammar School through 5th grade, and he graduated from St. Bede the Venerable. Michael spent his high school years at Quigley Preparatory Seminary South, graduating in 1976. He graduated from Chicago State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English in 1976. He has since added Masters Degrees in Counseling and Pastoral Studies from Northeastern Illinois University and Loyola University. He began teaching at Carmel Catholic High School in 1976, and has continued there in various roles for 41 years. He has been one of the Campus Ministers there since 1982, and has coached Football, Wrestling, and Track. He was the Head Football Coach from 1986-97. He opened a Family Counseling office in 1999 in Mundelein. He received the Heart of the School Award from the Archdiocese of Chicago in 2005, and has been inducted into the East Suburban Catholic Conference Hall of Fame, and the Sports Faith International Hall of Fame. He and his wife Mary have been married for 29 years and have raised Molly, Michael, and Kevin. They reside in Mundelein.