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Amanda Marcum: 3 Things To Know About Model Wife Of Andy Enfield, Coach At Florida Gulf Coast [PHOTO]

By Melissa Siegel, Posted: 03/20/13 12:00PM EDT

Amanda Marcum is a former model who has graced the covers of Vogue, Maxim and Elle. She also happens to be married to Andy Enfield, the head basketball coach at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Enfield's school plays Georgetown in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Friday night. The 15 seed is not expected to advance, as predictor extraordinaire Nate Silver only gives them a 10.3 percent chance of the upset.

Still, as the Katherine Webb saga has taught us, even blowout games can be entertaining. Webb got extra screentime during the BCS national championship game earlier this year, when her boyfriend, Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, was leading a dominating performance over Notre Dame. With the game seemingly in hand, the announcers started focusing their attention on a cheering Webb in the crowd, and a star was soon born. Webb has since appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and is currently a cast member on ABC's reality show "Splash."

Amanda Marcum could thus be the March Madness' true breakout star. Here are threethings to know about the model.

1)      She met her husband Andy Enfield during the 2003 NCAA Tournament.

Per USA Today the couple first met when Marcum was looking for a ride from New York to Boston to watch Oklahoma State play its second-round game. The two started talking during the trip and went on their first date at an NIT game a few days later, per Six months later, they were engaged to be married, and the rest is history.

Ironically, the whole trip might not have happened if not for a sprained ankle. As Sports Illustrated noted, Oklahoma State advanced to the second round that year thanks in part to an injury to Penn freshman Tim Begley. If Begley had not gotten hurt, Marcum and Enfield may have never met, and then we would never get to see gratuitous shots of her during the NCAA Tournament.

2)      While she has impressive credentials as a model, Amanda Marcum gave it up for an even tougher job.

Per, Marcum previously modeled throughout America, Europe and Asia. She appeared in ads for numerous high-profile clients, including Victoria's Secret and Tommy Hilfiger. However, once Andy Enfield decided to get back into coaching, the family agreed she would stay home to care for the couple's three young kids.

"It was hard for her to give her career up," Enfield said. "But she loves sports so much and wanted a family and thought this is something she could do. I give her a lot of credit. Very difficult decision on her part to give up something she worked so hard for and had been so good at."

3)      Amanda Marcum realizes the challenges of being a coach's wife.

Per Yahoo! Sports, Enfield made several recruiting calls from his wife's hospital room both before and after she gave birth to the couple's only son. Marcum apparently at one point asked her husband to be quiet, though she eventually forgave him.


If you would like to see more samples of Amanda Marcum's work, you can check out some photos here or here.


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