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By LARRY VAUGHT
Matthew Mitchell has one of the more creative coaching shows on television. His wife, Jenna, says that is no accident. She recalls how when they were at Morehead he watched coaches’ shows from across the county and most were “typically boring” because they fit a normal protocol most shows used.
“So he would watch all of these coaches’ shows and I would ask him all the time, ‘Why are we watching these?’ But now I realize that he was watching all these coaches’ shows to come up with ideas so once we got here, he came out with all these segments and is really so creative,” Jenna Mitchell said. “The segments he came up with — I cannot believe some of them are still on.
“I can’t believe the support we get from people watching the show. It’s been really nice, overwhelming and shocking because there’s not — well, he puts in a lot of work, but it’s all impromptu and just being kind of silly and having fun. I cannot take any credit. Well, I mean I can take credit I guess currently for the cooking (segment). He absolutely does no cooking, although he tries to tell people he does. I can take credit for the cooking but not really the creative aspect of the different segments.”
Sometimes she’s even surprised by what her husband does on the show.
“He makes me laugh out loud a lot of times. I know him so well, and he still shocks me, tickles me as far as what he can come up with,” Jenna Mitchell said. “I always have to remember how long I’ve been married. He says I’m the only woman in America who can’t remember our anniversary — but it’ll be eight years this August.
“After almost eight years of marriage, I’m still shocked at the things he will do. He definitely isn’t afraid to embarrass himself. I’m definitely not that way. So it’s still surprising to see what he’ll do.”