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Vaught’s note: Knowing how distraught UK fans are today over Thursday night’s loss at Georgia by John Calipari’s team, here is a little feel-good story about UK running back coach Chad Scott that I hope can bring a smile to your face and maybe make you at least laugh just a little bit.
By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky running backs coach Chad Scott had a lot of good luck when it came to meeting his wife, fomer UK basketball player Shambrica Jones. The couple have one child, daughter Kori Cherrell.
“They always say the two toughest decisions in life are where you will go to school and when you choose your wife. I met my wife in the academic facility of all places. I was pretty studious,” Scott laughed and said.
And how did he meet her?
“I am almost embarrassed to tell the story. I thought I was one of the best looking guys in the place but after a couple of years of dating … what it was her teammate and roommate at the time made a bet as they were walking downstairs that the first guy you see, you have to give that guy your phone number,” Scott, a former UK football player, said. “I just happened to be that guy.
“Then I ended up marrying her. She also thought I was a soccer player. She had no idea who I was. Just happened to be the first guy she saw coming down the steps. First date went well and we have been together ever since. We have been married for seven years now.”
Scott said the way his life has turned out motivates him daily.
“That is another reason I work so hard and I am so passionate about coaching and recruiting. That first year after I got married, she was coaching at Morehead and I was at North Carolina and we lived apart. That was hard on her,” Scott said. “But she doesn’t do anything (coaching wise) now. It is my turn to take care of her like she did me.”