Burzis Kanga is an American professional tennis coach of New Orleans who is popularly known as the ex-husband of Egyptian-born American broadcast journalist, Hoda Kotb.

Quick Info
Birth Name
Burzis Kanga
Birth Date
Birth Place
Tanzania, East Africa
Current City
New Orleans
Tanzanian Parents
University of New Orleans 1984
Tanzanian and American
Zodiac Sign
Height5 feet 10 inches
72 kg
Sexuality Straight
Hoda Kotb (2005-2008)
Social Media
Professional Tennis Coach
Net Worth$1 million



Burzis Kanga was born in Tanzania, East Africa to African parents but he was raised in the United States. Thus, Burzis has both Tanzanian and American nationality and mixed ethnicity. Further information regarding his family or children is still unclear. He is believed to have been born in the early 1960s.

Burzis Kanga
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Burzis completed his Bachelor’s degree in 1984. He has a degree in Business Science.


Career & Achievements

Burzis Kanga is famous for being the head coach of New Orleans. He has worked for New Orleans for more than a decade now and has coached both men’s and women’s tennis teams. Burzis, himself was a professional tennis player before he started coaching. He was also entitled Louisiana’s under-21 age group top player during his time.

A year after their marriage, the couple went through different hardships. Burzis’ apartment was caught in a flood as well as his father got sick. On the other hand, Hoda was also diagnosed with breast cancer. Because of personal reasons and immaturity in the relationship led the couple to split up. The couple officially parted ways in 6th February 2008. When Burzis was asked about the cause of their divorce, he said:

 “We had some differences. My father was ill. She was ill. It was difficult time. those were personal reasons for both of us…….. It was unfortunate we were married for a short time..”

As of now, Kanga is living a divorced and single life while Kotb has moved on from her past relationship. She is currently living a happy life with her husband, Joel Schiffman. Kotb and Burzis never had their own children. When Kotb was asked about her Valentine experience, she replied:

“Valentine’s Day, I’ll be honest with you, is not my favorite holiday of the year. I met my first husband (Burzis Kanga) on Valentine’s Day. And we signed our divorce paper on Valentine’s Day.”


Who is the ex-wife of Kanga?

Burzis Kanga met Hoda Kotb for the first time in Valentine’s Day. They were both present at the fundraising event for American Heart Association. The couple fell in love and soon started dating each other. By the month of May 2005, Burzis proposed Hoda and the couple tied their knot in December. Their marriage was done in a simple way with only families and close friends in Punta Cana.

Hoda Kotb
Burzis Kanga’s Ex-Wife, Hoda Kotb Source: Oprah Daily

Body Measurement

Judging by the looks of his pictures, Burzis Kanga is probably in his 50s. He has grey hair and a grey beard and possesses an average body build. Burzis stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 72 kg. As a mixed ethnicity, he has Tanzanian facial features and hazel eyes.


Social Media

Burzis Kanga is not a social media user. Hence, he is not active in any social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. However, Burzis has his professional account in Linked In where he has over 200 connections.

Burzias has won Southland and LSWA Coach of the Year. He has also coached at UNO, PJ’s Coffee Women’s International Tennis Classis, and also in 1996 AAU Junior Olympic Games for Tennis as Sports Commissioner. Some of his students are Hossam Meligy, Kozue Matsumoto, Rui Silva.

Burzis Kanga
Burzis Kanga Source: YouTube

What is Burzis’s Current Net Worth?

Burzis Kanga has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2021. It is all thanks to his life-long tennis career and successful coaching years which have helped him to accumulate such wealth. As current head coach of New Orleans, he is making quite an amazing sum from his profession. He is currently living a successful life and actively working on his profession.


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