By LARRY VAUGHT
It’s not as easy for a college football coach to change jobs and schools as many think. Just ask Kentucky quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw.
He came to UK from Cincinnati, a relatively easy move distance-wise. Still, Hinshaw and his wife, Pam, have four children and they were not ready to come to Lexington in January with him. Instead, it was June before they all moved into a house in Lexington.
“One daughter is in college and one graduated from high school this year, so we had to wait to move,” Darin Hinshaw said. “I love it here. I was working here and commuting. I stayed in an apartment, but it was not that bad.”
So how does his wife and family handle game day?
“My wife is a pro now. She knows not to get too high or too low. Obviously, when you win it is very exciting,” Hinshaw said. “She knows how to handle game day better than anybody.
“My kids have been around a long time. I have two kids going to UC (Cincinnati). I tried to get them to come to Lexington (to UK), but they wanted to stay there.”
His youngest daughter is 12 and his son is 14.
“All my family have moved and they have grown strong to the environment on game day,” Hinshaw said. “Like my wife, they know not to get too high or too low. They know that bowl games are fun and that is what they always ask me about so I hope this year I can talk a lot about a bowl game with them.”