Kentucky Coach John Calipari Gives Coal Miner and Clarksburg, West Virginia a Little Social Media Love

University of Kentucky basketball Coach John Calipari took to his Facebook and Twitter page today to pay respect to a coal miner and, along the way, gave a shout out to Clarksburg.


Calipari posted a picture of a man who was determined to be a coalminer attending at University of Kentucky basketball event. The man, who appears to have just left the mines, was recognized by Calipari and his comments where he started with a reference to Clarksburg. The post reads as follows:


“My family’s American dream started in a Clarksburg, WV coal mine, so this picture hits home.


“From what I’ve been told, after his shift, he raced to be with his son & watch our team. Don’t know who this is, but I have tickets for him & his family at Rupp to be treated as VIPs!!”


According to comments on the post, the man has been identified. The post is shown below from Calipari’s Facebook page.


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