Big Blue Brew 3/21: Football Staff Updates

See who got a promotion and who will be joining the UK football staff this upcoming season.

🔵 The Official Daily Newsletter For Kentucky Athletics

Good Morning. It’s time to kick it. Women’s soccer is back on the field for some spring games coming up. Here is the schedule. 

What else are we mixing into today’s Brew?

🏈 Collins got promoted, Shay joins the staff
🥎 Coffel breaks a program record
🔵 And much, much more!


🔼 New Title. Head coach Mark Stoops promoted Chris Collins to co-defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach. Stoops also hired Derek Shay as the quality control coach for the offense. Collins starts his fourth season with the Wildcats. Shay was the former tight ends coach at Marshall. Before that, he was the senior offensive analyst at Missouri and was a graduate assistant tight ends coach at LSU.

🔼 One After Another. After hitting a three-run home run, Erin Coffel became Kentucky softball’s all-time runs batted-in leader. She currently has 203 RBIs and so many more games in the season. The Cats beat Marshall 7-0, and Stephanie Schoonover pitched the complete game shutout.

🔼 Midweek Sweep. The stunt team beat Vanguard 21-8 and Concordia-Irvine 21-10 in its doubleheader on Wednesday. The Cats are now 13-5 overall. See where the team scored its point in each round here.

🔼 Ways to Win. New episode! Coach Cal walks us through his preparation for Kentucky’s first-round match-up. Listen here.


Awarding Reeves!

The National Association of Basketball Coaches named Antonio Reeves to the 2023-24 NABC Division I First Team for which District?

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Think you got it? Scroll on down to the bottom of this email for the answer!


Pregame Gathering and Pep Rally! Join us for some pregame fun at the official UK Alumni Association gathering spot in Pittsburgh during the first and second rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The event is free and open to the public. UK swag will be available while supplies last, with food and drinks available for purchase on-site. Let’s paint the town blue as we get ready to cheer the Wildcats on to victory!

Thursday, March 21 l 4 – 6 p.m. EDT 
Café Fifth | 818 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Note: Should the Wildcats advance to the second round on Saturday, March 23, Café Fifth will again serve as the UK Alumni Association’s pregame headquarters.


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Thursday, March 21

🏊 Women’s NCAA Swim and Diving Championships
🏀 Men’s Basketball NCAA Tournament vs. No. 14 Oakland @ 7:10pm ET | Watch on CBS

Friday, March 22

🏊 Women’s NCAA Swim and Diving Championships
⛳️ Women’s Golf Clemson Invitational
🎾 Men’s Tennis vs. Texas A&M @ 5pm ET | Watch | Live Stats
🥎 Softball at Florida @ 6pm ET
🎾 Women’s Tennis at LSU @ 6pm ET
⚾️ Baseball at Missouri @ 7pm ET
📣 Stunt vs. Cal Poly/Arizona State @ 8/9pm ET

Saturday, March 23

🏊 Women’s NCAA Swim and Diving Championships
⛳️ Women’s Golf Clemson Invitational
🤸 Gymnastics SEC Championships @ 8pm ET
⚽️ Women’s Soccer vs. Louisville @ 1pm ET
🥎 Softball at Florida @ 3pm ET
⚾️ Baseball at Missouri @ 4pm
📣 Stunt vs. TBD @ 7pm ET

Sunday, March 24

⛳️ Men’s Golf The Hootie at Bulls Bay
⛳️ Women’s Golf Clemson Invitational
⚾️ Baseball at Missouri @ 12pm
🥎 Softball at Florida @ 12pm ET
🎾 Men’s Tennis vs. Auburn @ 1pm ET | Watch | Live Stats
🎾 Women’s Tennis at Texas A&M @ 1pm ET
⚽️ Men’s Soccer vs. Saint Louis @ 3pm ET


Answer: District 20! Read about it here!

🔵 Have a great Thursday!