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Is FGCU coach’s wife the next Katherine Webb?
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On March 27, 2013 @ 11:00 am In Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Jon Saraceno, USA TODAY Sports
FT. MYERS, Fla. — Amanda Marcum Enfield does not want to become the next Katherine Webb.
Been there, done that. Thanks but no thanks.
In an exclusive interview with USA TODAY Sports, the former supermodel — highlighted during the NCAA tournament’s telecast last week grappling with her toddler son Marcum during a game in Philadelphia — has “mixed emotions” about being in the spotlight again as the stunning spouse of Florida Gulf Coast University coach Andy Enfield.
Webb — Miss Alabama USA, model and the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarren — parlayed a brief televised shot during a football game into her own cottage industry of instant fame and commercial gigs. (Thank you, Brent Musberger).
But Amanda, 34, has no plans to capitalize on her re-discovered celebrity, perfectly content at being a stay-at-home mom to her three children, including daughters Aila, 6, and Lilly, 5. Marcum will be 2 next month.
“I never expected this. I’m flattered, and I think it’s great, but it’s also kind of crazy to me,” Amanda says. “I guess it’s kind of cool but it’s still a bit surreal to me.’
But, she adds: “I just don’t think I should be the focus at all. The team is the biggest story. The best part is seeing Andy and the players have their dreams actually come true. They are so happy.”
In case you think Amanda is merely saying the right thing, she is not.
“She’s had a lot of attention the last week but she’s a very humble person,” says Andy, 43. “She keeps telling me, ‘This isn’t about me as the coach’s wife. This is about something special going on with your team, the players and the university.’ She says he is flattered by people saying nice things about her. Of course, in the internet age, some people make rude comments, too.”
A die-hard college basketball and football fan from Mustang, Okla., Amanda was a model in New York City when she was introduced to her future husband by a mutual friend en route to Boston for an NCAA regional tournament game that included Oklahoma State.
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