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The Coach Tackles UT Homecoming



KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – 2010 World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse The Coach was exhibited in front of over 96,000 orange-clad fans at the University of Tennessee Homecoming game against Ole Miss on November 13, 2010.  Once again, the world grand champion was hosted by UT Athletics board member David Howard and the University of Tennessee Veterinarian school.

 
Brad Davis exhibited The Coach and gave a wonderful presentation of the World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse for the Tennessee homecoming crowd.

This was the second trip to Knoxville for owners Neal Holland and Bob Kilgore who previously exhibited World Grand Champion Main Power, but it was the first for avid Vol fan and joint owner of The Coach Joe Barnes.  World Grand Champion rider Billy Gray was unable to attend due to illness so trainer Brad Davis exhibited The Coach to the delight of the Tennessee faithful.

 
Chris Profitt, Bob Kilgore, Celebration Chairman Charles McDonald, Celebration board member and host David Howard, and Joe Barnes congratulated Davis on his ride after the exhibition.

The duo practiced on Friday and gave a great performance on Saturday in front of the homecoming crowd. Jack Greene joined The Coach and provided photography throughout the weekend and captured the memories provided by the University of Tennessee.

The Volunteers followed up The Coach’s exhibition with a dominating performance of their own with a 52-14 win over the visiting Rebels.


Bob, Mary Dell and Brian Kilgore enjoyed the entire UT experience visiting Knoxville and Pigeon Forge, Tenn. for the entire weekend.


The University of Tennessee cheerleaders greeted Kay Reynolds, owners Joe Barnes, Bob and Mary Dell Kilgore before kickoff.


The University of Tennessee Veterinarian school housed The Coach for the weekend and went the extra mile to make him feel at home.


Brad Davis and wife Debbie brought new daughter Grayson Harmony to her first Volunteer game.

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