2014 proving to be a big off-season for UK Hoops coach Matthew Mitchell

06/09/2014 04:24 PM

Uncharacteristic of most off-seasons, UK Hoops has been a whirlwind of news lately. Last week, Matthew Mitchell pledged $1-million to the UK Athletics Department over the next 10 years, and he’s also been doing a little house cleaning.

The philanthropic head coach has overhauled his entire coaching staff from last season after a 26-9 record and a disappointing loss to Baylor in the Sweet Sixteen.

Already, Mitchell has begun the rebuilding process. Christian Stefanopoulos was named assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Adeniyi Amadou, a former assistant coach at Dayton, was also added to the staff. There will no doubt be a number of new faces lining the sidelines of Memorial Coliseum come fall.

KSTV’s Thomas Beisner and Mark Krebs discuss Mitchell’s moves and the difficulties he will face heading into summer.

About Mark Krebs

Mark Krebs graduated cum laude from the University of Kentucky in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and was a three-year letterman in basketball. He proved himself to three different coaches (Smith, Gillispie, and Calipari) in his four years with the Cats and eventually earned a scholarship after three years of being a walk-on. Mark is currently splitting time between his book tour for Beyond a Dream and starring as part-time co-host on KSTV.


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