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AUG 2013

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bit the Will Wolford 21Q's 21 questions Wolford, 49, is the new head football coach at St. Xavier High School (and a fnancial advisor). A St. X alum, he played in the NFL for 13 years and, from 2003 to 2012, covered the Indianapolis Colts on the radio. He lives in Crescent Hill. Why coach at St. X? "With my background, and living in Louisville, there is nothing else I'd rather do." What's the frst thing that comes to mind when you hear these words: Trinity High School football? "Rival." www.helpkosairchildrenshospital.com Earliest childhood memory? "Living in Cherokee Park, attending St. Agnes and swimming at Lakeside Swim Club." All-time favorite album? "Rolling Stones, Some Girls. I think it was everyone's favorite in '78." Last live performance you saw in Louisville? "The Who at the Yum! Center." When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up? "Play professional basketball. I enjoyed everything about basketball as a kid growing up in Louisville; football was an acquired taste." All-time favorite Louisville restaurant? "Pat's Steakhouse. Best flet around. My wife and I actually had our rehearsal dinner there back in '88. Don't forget the lima beans." Best Louisville date spot? "Besides Pat's, I would have to go with Eddie Merlot's." straight up and cold-cocked in all exotics. No backup bets with him. Funny Cide was a great payday, with longshot Honor in War winning the Woodford Reserve the race before." Derby or Oaks? "By the time the Derby rolls around, I'm usually exhausted." Your biggest guilty pleasure in Louisville? "Plehn's Bakery's chocolate donuts and Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen's mocha-chip ice cream." What tattoos do you have? "Not for me." If forced to get a tattoo today, what would you get? "No one could force me to get one." Best bar in Louisville? "Tie between Kern's Korner and Shenanigans." Favorite local sports team? "Louisville Bats. Gary 'The U' Ulmer — the team president — and his crew do a great job." If Actors Theatre staged a production about your life, what would the performance be called? "Forrest Gump Went to Vanderbilt." All-time favorite Louisville athlete? "Muhammad Ali, Paul Hornung or Secretariat. Take your pick. They were all 'The Greatest.'" Besides your current job, what's the best job you've ever had? "Colts Radio. They paid me to talk about an everyyear playoff contender." Favorite bourbon drink? "Woodford. There is no substitute." Where do you go to be alone? "My back porch." All-time favorite Derby winner? "Tie between Sunday Silence and Funny Cide. Sunday Silence, a beautiful horse that I bet What's something nobody knows about you? "My weight. I weigh a lot more than people would guess." in a CITY sentence. 20 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.13 To prevent a jinx, don't use the H-word when discussing Teddy.

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