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Mark Few's wife Marcy Few was married to him in 1994, and the Reverend that married them was Mark's father, Norm Few. They've since had four children since the first was born in 2000. Their kids are named AJ, Joseph, Julia, and Colt. Being a coach's wife is tough business. Mark has frequently had them traveling with him, and taking care of four kids all by yourself in a hotel while your husband is off coaching can get very taxing. Mark was quoted once about leaving Marcy to deal with "a revolt" in a hotel room while he went off to coach. Kids in hotels are a tough combo for a mom. She was also pregnant with her fourth kid at that time. Even more fun!
Mark Few's wife Marcy Few was once Marcy Laca, and she is apparently of Basque descent, which I think is pretty cool. You don't meet a lot of Basques. I've met only one in my entire life. Mark met her in the early 90's when her job was monitoring the entrance to Gonzaga's gym. I bet you Marcy sometimes wishes she could trade in her job of being a mother of four for that job. The couple have essentially spent their entire lives in Spokane. Having both attended the school, they've never moved away. That's very rare for a college basketball coach. They often have to go wherever the job can be found. Mark was an assistant at Gonzaga when he met Marcy, and he was already being groomed to become the head honcho.
The couple is well known for their charity and community work as well. They frequently attend these kinds of things. They have an annual Coaches Vs. Cancer event that they run every year. They've gotten comedian Jim Gaffigan to perform at the event before, and it's just the kind of thing a good community coach and wife excels at hosting.
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Just the other day I was thinking how weird and unlikely it must be to play for your dad on an NCAA basketball team, but I had forgotten about Steve Alford's wife Tanya Alford and her two sons, Bryce and Kory. Both of these kids play for their dad on UCLA. They're both good players too, which is also kind of a surprise. Just the other day one of them hit 9 three-pointers in a single game.
Steve Alford's wife Tanya Alford was recently quoted in the New York Times: "Dealing with the ups and downs of this game is what we're used to because basketball is part of our family's DNA. But in all of our years, there's been nothing like this. I just wish I could freeze time right now. I don't want this to end." You can understand her appreciation for the moment. Tanya is a rabid fan of the game, especially at this moment that two of her sons are in the NCAA tournament and doing fairly well with their father. She's says that sh'es a master at changing the subject and knows how to keep the game of basketball fun. Tanya grew up in New Castle, Indiana and met Steve in 5th grade. They started dating as juniors in high school and that's been it for them.
Part of Tanya's approach of keeping it fun comes from the seriousness of being competitive about everything in the household. She's explained that if you keep things fun, you won't lose the love for the game. Part of her identity as a mother has been a cheerleader to her husband and to her sons. She told NYT about the Bruins, "All of this is like a dream come true. It's wonderful, magical, all that. But I'm going to put this in my scrapbook and move on. We cannot rest on this. There's more games to play." I wonder if she'll still be as big a UCLA fan when her sons leave the school? Cheering for actual players is more fun than just cheering on your husband's team.
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Matt Adams' wife Carina Adams graduated from a law school called Widener University back in 2014, and she was married in January of 2015. Their wedding registry is one of the most basic and shortest ones that I've seen. There are twenty-four items on it, and only fifteen were fulfilled. This leads me to believe their wedding was not a very big event and did not have a lot of fanfare. Their marriage license was obtained on December 16, 2014, and their full named (Matthew James Adams and Carina Josephine Struble) appear on it. There are no pictures of the wedding on the internet, and there are basically no pictures of Carina on the internet either, though we do know a few things about the lady.
Matt Adams' wife Carina Adams grew up in Julian, Pennsylvania, and upon graduating from Widener University as a paralegal, she took a job at Torftrees Golf Resort and Conference Center working as a human resources assistant. I guess you gotta' start somewhere, right? Recently, Matt and Carina attended a ceremony at Matt's college of Slippery Rock University to retire his jersey. Carina is a big fan of dolling her hair up and using a lot of product in it, based on the photo of her at the ceremony. She looks like she had a nice time celebrating Matt's past successes at Slippery Rock.
The only other thing of interest that can be gathered about Carina is a car crash incident report from way back in December of 2007 one day after Christmas. This is back when Carina was only 19, and she was traveling with her older sister, Laurel Mae Struble. According to the report, they simply were driving too fast as they came upon a curve in the roadway. They lost control and slammed into an embankment, totalling the 2008 Nissan Altima they'd been driving.