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Larry Vaught Weekly: Dunn Totally Committed to Mitchell

Photo: Britney Howard, UK Athletics

Assistant coach Lin Dunn thinks Matthew Mitchell is more comfortable with his staff this season and his staff is “totally committed” to him.

By: Larry Vaught

Photo: UKAthletics.com

Photo: UKAthletics.com


Kentucky women’s assistant coach Lin Dunn understands why many, including those in the media, might think of coach Matthew Mitchell as a friend first and a coach second.

“I think that is his personality. Matthew tends to let people in. He tends to let his guard down and he is nice. He is good-hearted,” Dunn said. “When you are around Matthew, you can’t help but believe he values everybody he is with.

“He just has a way about him of connecting with people. A lot of people feel that way about him. We know what a good man he is and we want him to be successful. He’s a friendly guy and it is genuine.”

Mitchell had all three assistant coaches leave after last season and also had only six returning players. But Dunn said he is very comfortable going into this season.

“I do know he feels very comfortable with his staff. There is no doubt in his mind this is the best staff he has had and I challenge anybody in America to say who has a better staff,” Dunn said. “He is confident in who he is around. His inner circle is totally committed to what he is doing.”

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