Why These 5 College Coaches are Must-Follows on Twitter

College coaches and players are becoming involved. They want to hear what you think and they want to tell you how they feel. It’s a way to make you feel like part of the team and stay informed on what’s happening.

There are a lot of college coaches on Twitter, but a few of them are by far the most entertaining and are worth a follow.

5. Butch Jones (@UTCoachJones)

Jones, head coach of the University of Tennesse’s football team, is one coach who has seen an increase in followers since arriving in Knoxville. Now, he’s one of the most-followed in all of college football. Why? Mostly because of how interactive he is with fans, along with a supportive and uplifting attitude throughout his Twitter feed. Reaching out to your fans is important and Jones does a good job of that.

4. Tim Miles (@CoachMiles)

Miles is in his fourth season in charge of the University of Nebraska’s basketball program. He likes using Twitter by cracking jokes, making people laugh, along with being extremely popular for in-game tweets. He is one of the only coaches to keep his followers filled in on his thoughts during the middle of a game.

3. Tom Crean (@TomCrean)

Indiana’s head basketball coach has over 75,000 followers and that’s because of how motivational he is. If you need someone to lift your spirits, Crean is the person to follow. He uses his Twitter to show people who he really is, and isn’t afraid to hide it. He updates his Twitter frequently when it comes to recruiting, thoughts on players and showing us how enthusiastic of a coach he really is.

2. Les Miles (@LSUCoachMiles)

The head football coach of the LSU football team, Miles is one of a very few college football coaches to have more than 100,000 followers on Twitter. That number keeps growing shows that whatever strategy he has is clearly working. He’s quite the character and sports fans are truly interested in what he has to say. He speaks his mind, puts up pictures and keeps fans involved. What more could you ask for?

1. John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari)

When Coach Calipari isn’t barking out orders to his Kentucky Wildcats on the sideline, he makes great use of his Twitter and over 1.3 million followers. He not only promotes the program in a positive way, but uses it to stay close with his former players and interact with diehard fans. Calipari gives the fans a look at what being a head coach is like and doesn’t leave out any of the not-so-glamorous stuff. He’s honest, funny and you can always count on him to reveal the latest details.

College sports are very competitive and not all coaches take time out of their day to reach out to fans. But when people like the coaches above make that effort, it’s worth a follow to see what’s on their mind.


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