Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari yelling Mar 12, 2022; Tampa, FL, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari reacts against the Tennessee Volunteers during the first half at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

As if Kentucky basketball head coach John Calipari has enough to deal with, now there are reports out of Lexington that one of his staffers was charged with a DUI after he was found drunk and covered in vomit according to reports.

Associate athletic director Chris Woolard is the staffer in question that was charged and the police released this statement to tv station WHAS 11 out of Lexington.

“A member of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari’s staff has been charged with DUI,” said WHAS. “Lexington Police said Chris Woolard was found on Monday in his car, which was resting on the sidewalk next to a fence still in gear.

“Police said Woolard was covered in vomit, and they could smell alcohol on him.”

Woolard was then arrested and charged with a DUI. Woolard has worked has been the basketball operations director for Kentucky for 12 years and also serves as the executive director for the Calipari Foundation.

When asked to comment, the school said they are aware of the situation but will be handling this in-house meaning don’t expect the school nor Calipari to tell the media what punishment, if any, will be passed down to Woolard.

You have to believe, however, that Woolard will be handed some kind of punishment if not from the school then from Calipari himself in the near future.


About Stacey Mickles

Stacey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama who has previously worked for other publications such as Sportskeeda and Saturday Down South.