Ex-Kentucky coach Brooks says he's leaving Lexington

jsmith3@herald-leader.comNovember 4, 2011 

After nearly a decade in Lexington, former University of Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks and his wife have sold their home here, he said.

"Karen and I have sold our house here in Kentucky and will really miss our neighbors and the fish pond," Brooks said on Twitter on Thursday afternoon, adding that the house was too big for the two of them.

"We will be leaving for the winter and come back for visits in the spring and fall," he continued. "We have enjoyed a great decade here. Go Cats!!!"

Brooks, who was hired to take over a probation-riddled Kentucky program in 2003, went on to thank UK, the fans and his players for their support and for making their time in Lexington so special.

The 7,000-square foot home, in Nicholasville near The Champions Golf Course, was listed originally for $1.1 million.

Brooks also owns a 63-acre wooded lot in Western Oregon where he spends much of his time.

Jennifer Smith

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