Amanda Marcum Enfield Brings Further Spotlight on Andy Enfield at March Madness

Dan TalintyreSenior Analyst IIMarch 20, 2013

Photo via @KennyLockhart15
Photo via @KennyLockhart15

In just his second year at the Florida Gulf Coast University, head coach Andy Enfield has already achieved incredible things to get his Eagles basketball team to where they are right now.

Enfield's Eagles will play Georgetown on Friday in their inaugural NCAA tournament game, having made it to the big-time tournament for the first time in the college's history.

What's more, they did after taking out the Atlantic Sun Conference, and recorded a stunning win over Miami earlier in the year.

And with everybody loving an upset and a potential Cinderella story around March, Enfield will no doubt receive plenty of time in the spotlight this week.

If the Eagles start winning, then he'll no doubt receive even more.

Yet there's one element to the coach's situation that's already going to bring plenty of attention and spotlight upon him and the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles—his wife Amanda Marcum Enfield.

The former supermodel will be there courtside when the Eagles play Friday, and her past is no doubt bound to receive plenty of discussion.

Perhaps the biggest lock of them all this tournament is that Enfield's wife is going to receive a lot of TV coverage during the week.

Which is understandable, really.

However, perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the attention that Enfield's wife is about to receive will be as to how it affects the coach himself.

After all, it wouldn't be the first time this season that a good-looking female has upstaged a famous sporting event.

We refer here of course to Katherine Webb, the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, and her appearance at the BCS National Championship Game.

Webb was shown nearly as many times as McCarron was, and she became an instant celebrity after the event.

Alabama did go on to win that game, so who knows what could happen this time around with Enfield's Eagles. Their opponents, the Georgetown Hoyas, aren't the most impressive No. 2 seed the tournament has ever seen, and they could well struggle against a self-driven Eagles side that's just grateful to even be at March Madness.

Either way, expect the spotlight to be on both Mr. and Mrs. Enfield when Friday rolls around. The Eagles' rise to the NCAA tournament has been simply incredible and one that is already one of the biggest Cinderella stories of them all.

What Enfield has done at the college deserves plenty of praise and recognition—something that he's not bound to get after his supermodel wife is found by TV crews around the world.

We're just glad that, for one reason or another, he's getting the spotlight he deserves.


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