Who Is Kevin Cronin Kickball Dad? Former Ice Hockey Player Viral In Tiktok

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Kevin Cornin, a former collegiate ice hockey player, is viral on TikTok as “Kickball Dad” with his sense of humor & classic dad jokes.

Currently in his late 50s, the New Jersey native became famous as an “internet dad” after his daughter Alyssa posted videos of him on TikTok.

Kevin Cronin aka Kickball Dad With His Daughter
Kevin Cronin And His Daughter, Alyssa (Source: Instagram)

Given his title as a Kickball Champion, Kevin got the moniker “Kickball Dad” and hence goes in the trend by the name.

Thanks to the influence, his wife now goes by @kickballmom on her Instagram.

Cornin, an American by nationality, formerly played ice hockey at the collegiate level at the University of Scranton. But he left the athletic venture & pursued a career in corporate business.

Even if they may not be in the NHL, fame came looking for him differently.

Who Is Kevin Cronin Aka “Kickball Dad”? Why Did He Become Viral In Tiktok?

Kevin Cronin, from Caldwell, New Jersey, is viral all over TikTok as “Kickball Dad.” His third-eldest child, daughter Alyssa, often posted videos of him making funny comments & making classic dad moments.

The father-daughter duo didn’t take long to attract a massive fan following on TikTok (@alyssacronin13).

As of this writing, Alyssa’s TikTok, which she jointly runs with her dad, has more than 936K followers.

Cronin aka Kickball Dad Is A Former College Ice Hockey Player
Cronin, aka Kickball Dad, Is A Former College Ice Hockey Player (Source: Facebook)

Born in November 1968, the 55-year-old former ice hockey player is now an internet sensation & many call him “internet dad.”

Thanks to the exposure of his funniness, Kevin’s Instagram (@kickballdad) has over 366K followers.

On January 4, 2024, they even appeared in an interview at WGN Morning News, sharing their journey to internet stardom.

Kevin’s daughter spoke about how her father got that particular internet name. It was in the summer of 2022 when she & her brother’s kickball team needed someone to fill the injured slot.

There came Cronin, who won the championship & hence got the name “Kickball Dad.”

What Does Kickball Dad Do Now?

He is a 1988 grad of the University of Scranton with a BA in Communication.

According to his Facebook & LinkedIn profile, Kevin works as an Editor-in-Chief (of powder and bulk solids) at Informa Markets (October 1988- present).

Kevin Cronin’s Wife, Dianne Played Tennis At College

Cronin resides in Andover, New Jersey, with his wife of 32, Dianne Antonicelli Cronin. She graduated from Lafayette College, where she played tennis at the collegiate level.

Dianne was born in June 1996, so her age in 2024 is 28.

The duo has yet to open up about their dating story, but most probably, they met in Pennsylvania & their athletic interest then led to their chemistry.

Kevin 'Kickball Dad' Cronin With His Wife Of Nearly Four Decades, Dianne
Kevin ‘Kickball Dad’ Cronin With His Wife Of Nearly Four Decades, Dianne (Source: Facebook)

As reported, Kevin & Dianne married on October 12, 1996.

On their 30th wedding anniversary, he made a Facebook post with a throwback picture from their marriage & wrote, “Married 30 years ago today. That’s 10,966 days of wedded bliss.”

His wife once worked as a cafeteria cook at Compass Group.

Cronin Is The Father Of Four Children

Kevin and Dianne are parents of four grown-up kids, two daughters & two sons.

They are namely, Michelle (b. August 14, 1993), Ryan (b. October 11, 1995), Alyssa (b. July 25, 1997), and Matthew (b. March 25, 2005).

The eldest of all, Michelle Cronin McEvoy, has been married to Sean McEvoy since October 13, 2023. The couple reside in Valley Cottage, New York.

She graduated with a BA in Human Resource Management and Labor Studies & Employment Relations.

According to her LinkedIn profile, she is a global talent acquisition strategy & operations lead at Novartis.

Viral TikTok Sensation Kevin Cronin's Four Kids
Viral TikTok Sensation Kevin Cronin’s Four Kids (Source: Instagram)

Cronin’s second-born son, Ryan, played soccer at Susquehanna, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in graphic design in 2018. He is now a designer at Howard Design Group (2018- present).

The third-born, Alyssa, graduated from Georgetown University in 2019 with a 3.85 GPA, obtaining a degree in psychology & journalism.

Aside from being a TikTok content creator, she is a social media manager at Baked by Melissa (October 2022- present).

Matthew, aka Matt, is the youngest born, who completed high school at Newton High School in 2023.

Krishna Pandey
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