Personal announcement from UK head football coach Mark Stoops

Personal announcement from UK head football coach Mark Stoops
University of Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops.

(WAVE) - Two days after ending the 2020 season with a 23-21 win over North Carolina State in the Taxslayer Gator Bowl, UK head coach Mark Stoops and his wife, Chantel, released a personal statement through the university.

Statement from Mark and Chantel Stoops:

“It is very difficult to make an announcement about something that is so personal for our family, however, after careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce.  We realize that we are well-known within the community and feel we need to acknowledge this publicly.  We have a deep care and respect for each other and that will continue as our family moves forward.  Please be respectful of our family’s privacy during this time.”

Mark and Chantel Stoops have two sons, Will and Zack.

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