WKU FOOTBALL | One-on-One with Mike Sanford

12/15/2016 06:40 PM

Mike Sanford was hired as Western Kentucky football’s next head football coach on Wednesday afternoon.

He becomes the 20th football head coach in school history.

This is not the the first time Sanford will coach at Western. He was the quarterbacks coach for the Hilltoppers during the 2010 season.

Since then, he has served on the football staff at Stanford, Boise St. and Notre Dame in various capacities. Most recently, he spent the last two seasons as Notre Dame’s offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach.

cn|2 Sports’ Lyndsey Gough caught up with the WKU’s new head coach after the official announcement Wednesday:

cn|2 Sports’ also caught up with Sanford’s wife, Anne-Marie, on Wednesday after the press conference. She is excited that her family is coming back to Kentucky:

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

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