Andy Enfield of FGCU Wins March Madness with Supermodel Wife Amanda Marcum
He coached Florida Gulf Coast to their first NCAA tournament bid in the school's history and is married to a supermodel. Yes, I guess you could say life is fairly peachy for Andy Enfield.
Millions will print out brackets this week, and just as many will soon ball them up and throw them away the second the tournament starts.
Update: Wednesday, March 20, 4:45 p.m. ET
A great story really should be told by the man most closely tied to this amazing program. Feel free to read Andy Enfield's take on FGCU basketball in his article entitled "Cinderella Diary: Behind the Scenes with Florida Gulf Coast Coach Andy Enfield."
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Picking a Cinderella team to advance is a frustrating endeavor many will fail. So, for the moment, let's just savor a great story when we see it.
ESPN's Zach McCann does a great job breaking down the particulars behind Enfield's Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, who enter the tournament in just their second year of Division I play.
While their matchup with No. 2 Georgetown will no doubt captivate, it may be the support the team gets from the stands that gets people talking.
At some point, cameras may just catch a glimpse of the head coach's better half, wife Amanda Enfield, formerly Marcum.
If she looks familiar, that's because the model has featured on the covers of magazines such as Elle, Vogue and Maxim.
Yes, the tense is past, although her career may not be. Amanda, who said she may yet get back in the game, gave up full-time modeling when Andy, 41, decided to get back into coaching after starting one lucrative business (All-Net) and helping begin another (TractManager, Inc.).
Today, Amanda is the stay at home mom to daughter Aila, 5, and Lily, 3, and weeks-old son, Marcum.
The successful coach went on to explain the sacrifice, "She was hired all over the world, traveled to virtually every country you can think of. It was hard for her to give her career up. But she loves sports so much and wanted a family and thought this is something she could do."
Not that Amanda is looking back, because she assured fans she loves her new life.
He's doing something great, and it's been a great lifestyle for us. And I love being a mother so much—I wouldn't change it. But I have to admit, I miss palling around on the job and living in New York.
But at the same time, if I could change it and have it back, I wouldn't do it. I'm happy with the choices I made. Andy keeps me laughing. He's a great person to depend on, and he's a great friend and great father.
For what it's worth, a job that must have seemed taxing at first is working out for the couple. The program joined the Atlantic Sun Conference in 2011.
In just a couple of seasons, Enfield has the program firmly on the national stage, ready to take part in the greatest tournament in sports.
Whether this Cinderella is ready to move past a formidable Georgetown team is inconsequential, because the Enfields are already living a fairy tale.
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