What it’s like to be a basketball wife of a Vanderbilt basketball player
Vanderbilt’s basketball team’s season opener will be on Sunday, February 3rd against Florida State, and its coach is expecting to be able to watch the game.
The Blue Raiders beat the Seminoles 85-79 in overtime on Saturday, the last game of the regular season, to improve to 6-0 on the season.
Vanderbilt was expected to play in the national championship game, but the ACC announced that the team would not play.
Now the coach will be able see the game on Saturday.
Vanderbilt Basketball’s basketball wives of basketball: Kai and Sarah Kaufman have been married for eight years.
They have three sons, ages 11, 12 and 14.
Sarah’s daughter, Kayla, is on the team.
“I have to admit, I’m pretty excited to be part of the program,” Sarah Kaufman said.
She said the family has known the coach since he started at Vanderbilt in 2006.
“He’s been great for me,” Sarah said.
“I’ve been blessed to have him.
It’s a great time to be here, a great family.
It would be nice to have the chance to go out there and have some fun.”
Kaitlin Kuebler is a Vanderbilt alumna who is married to former Tennessee Vols basketball player and former Vanderbilt coach Mark Kueblers wife, Austin Kueler.
Kuebler, who is also an assistant at the University of Tennessee, is in her third season coaching in the ACC.
Her husband is a three-time All-American and a four-time selection of the Wooden Award.
Mark Kuebling’s wife, Kaylee Kueble, has also been an assistant coach at Vanderbilt.
Kaylee said she has no plans to leave her husband in Tennessee.
A photo posted by Kai Kueblings Basketball Wife (@kaikuebling) on Feb 1, 2017 at 11:23am PST Vanderzans wife of basketball, Sarah Kaufman, said she had a lot of fun while coaching during her time with the Vols.
Sarah Kaufman, who was born in Alabama and grew up in New York City, graduated from Vanderbilt and was an assistant under Mark Kuesler when she was on the staff.
“It was a great opportunity to play on a basketball court and have an opportunity to get to know a lot more people,” Sarah Kuehler said.
She also was on an ESPN documentary about the college basketball program called ‘The Elite Five’.
“He was a tremendous mentor and I would certainly say a tremendous friend.
He’s been there for me, I would say.”
When the Vol-Spartans met for the first time at the beginning of this season, she was happy to see him.
“We’re on a lot similar lines, he was a high school coach, a senior college coach, he coached me through my senior year of high school,” Sarah told CBS Sports.
“I got to know him pretty well, we’ve gotten along very well, I’ve talked to him pretty much every day, and it was fun to get a chance to play against him.”
After a loss to Tennessee on Feb. 3, the Blue Raiders were expected to drop to 4-2 on the schedule.
In her first year as an assistant, Sarah was tasked with preparing for her husband to come to Tennessee.
“To be able go out and watch the season and play in front of him, it’s going to be pretty cool,” Sarah added.
The family is expecting some more fun on Saturday with the Blue Raider girls team, which is expected to wear purple and blue uniforms with gold lettering.