John Calipari is in his fifth season at the helm of the Kentucky basketball program. Coach Cal reached the mountaintop in his third year in Lexington, guiding Kentucky to its eighth national championship and 15th Final Four. In doing so, he claimed his first national championship and his fourth appearance in the Final Four. Only the second coach in NCAA history to lead three different schools to the Final Four, he has racked up more than 500 on-court victories, 14 NCAA Tournament appearances and numerous national coach of the year honors, including the 2010 Adolph Rupp National Coach of the Year award. Calipari has sent 29 players to the NBA, including a record five first-round picks in the 2010 NBA Draft and a record six picks in the 2012 NBA Draft. He's coached three No. 1 overall picks, more than any other coach. His foundation, The Calipari Foundation, has raised millions of dollars millions of dollars to help the lives of those in need in the Commonwealth and across the country. Calipari is author of the national bestseller “Bounce Back: Overcoming Setbacks to Succeed in Business and in Life.”
Eric Lindsey is the editor of CoachCal.com and oversees Coach Calipari’s social media platforms. Before CoachCal.com, Lindsey was a writer at UKAthletics.com. Lindsey served as the primary developer in the University of Kentucky’s push to integrate new and social media into the athletics department. He conceptualized, directed and wrote for “Cat Scratches,” UK Athletics’ official blog, covering men’s and women’s basketball and football in their entirety, as well as in-depth and unprecedented access into all of Kentucky’s 22 sports through features, game stories and more. Lindsey has written for the Lexington Herald-Leader, freelanced for several publications, including the San Diego Union Tribune, and was a former managing and sports editor at the Kentucky Kernel, UK's daily, student-run newspaper.
Chad Hobson is co-owner of WebMedley, the Lexington, Kentucky-based digital agency responsible for managing and producing the creative, video, and technical aspects of CoachCal.com. If you see Coach Calipari out and about in public and this face is nearby with a camera, be sure to say "hi!"... you may end up in the next video feature.
Chris Reynolds is a freelance photographer for CoachCal.com. Born and raised in Lexington, Ky., Reynolds attended the University of Kentucky where he worked as a photographer for the Kentucky Kernel. Since then Reynolds has been published in several music and sports publications.
Ken Howlett is the editor of the popular UK blog "A Sea of Blue" (aseaofblue.com) and co-hosts "Wildcat Wednesday," a weekly University of Kentucky radio program on 1340 WBGN in Bowling Green, Ky. He is also a contributing writer to "Wildcat Tip-Off," a UK basketball yearbook published by Maple Street Press.
Guy Ramsey serves as Assistant Director of New Media at the University of Kentucky, where he oversees the social media efforts of UK Athletics. He manages and writes for “Cat Scratches,” the official blog of UK Athletics, covering all 22 of the Kentucky’s varsity sports.