Forget beating San Diego State. How the hell did coach Andy Enfield land former Maxim cover girl Amanda Marcum?!?
In leading his 15-seeded Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles in a historic upset over San Diego State yesterday, Coach Andy Enfield put the basketball world on notice. After all, no 15 seed has ever advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in the 74 year history of the NCAA Tournament. But what fans across the country were really noticing was Enfield's wife in the stands, and damned if she didn't look familiar to us.
That's because before Amanda Marcum Enfield married the Eagles coach, she was Amanda Marcum, supermodel, who graced the cover of Maxim a decade ago. So how did a fucking college basketball coach – at a school that (admit it) you hadn't even heard of before March Madness began — land this stunner? It's kind of a funny story.
First of all, Enfield is no ordinary college coach. He set the NCAA record for free-throw percentage while at Johns Hopkins, where he scored over 2,000 career points. He launched a lucrative software company (and made a bundle doing so; TractManager was valued at over $100 million at one point). He served as an NBA assistant for six years. And then, this year, he led his upstart team to victories over No. 2 Georgetown and No.7 SDSU. . . in just the sixteenth year of the school's existence. Not bad.
Still, it's his conquest of Mrs. Enfield that has us most impressed. He wooed the former model and die-hard college basketball fan on a drive from New York to see her Oklahoma State Cowboys play in the NCAA Tournament in Boston, where he had been an assistant under Rick Pitino. The pair hit it off, and on their first date Enfield took Marcum to an NIT game between St. John's and Viginia, and a nice meal beforehand. At Taco Bell. And this was even before the era of Cool Ranch Doritos Tacos Locos! ("I got her a nice burrito," said Enfield.) So that's how he did it. Well done coach. Well done.
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