Vanderbilt Head Coach James Franklin Checks Out Coaching Candidates’ Wives During Interview Process


Vanderbilt Head Coach James Franklin Checks Out Coaching Candidates' Wives During Interview ProcessWhen James Franklin is adding coaches to his staff, he does more than check out his their coaching ability — he checks out their wives too.

The Vanderbilt head coach said that the appearance of a coach's wife plays a role in the interview process, according to

"I've been saying it for a long time, I will not hire an assistant until I see his wife. If she looks the part and she's a D1 recruit, then you got a chance to get hired," Franklin told the Website.

In case anyone was confused why the appearance of a coach's wife would indicate if he was the right man for the job, Franklin explained his professional reasoning for the evaluation.

"There's a very strong correlation between having the confidence, going up and talking to a women, and being quick on your feet and having some personality and confidence and being articulate and confident, than it is walking into a high school and recruiting a kid and selling him," he said.

Franklin's wife, Fumi, appears to have a Facebook page, which can be seen here.

Photo courtsey of Twitter/VandyFootball

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