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John Calipari now has 1.5 MILLION Twitter followers

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This morning, John Calipari announced that he now has 1.5 million Twitter followers, a staggering amount that speaks not only of the presence of the Kentucky fan base on social media, but Calipari’s marketing prowess. Cal prides himself on being transparent, frequently tweeting out his thoughts on various topics, not only in sports but in life. Giving fans (and potential recruits) a behind-the-scenes look at himself and the Kentucky basketball program has made him the undisputed KING of social media in coaching ranks.

At 1.5 million, Calipari has BY far the most Twitter followers of any coach in college basketball; in fact, he’s got more than the rest of the top 25 coaches on Twitter, combined:

(It’s worth noting that Mike Kryzewski, Tom Izzo, Roy Williams, Gregg Marshall, and Tony Bennett are not on Twitter, or at least that I can see.)

1

John Calipari Kentucky @UKCoachCalipari

1,500,000

2

Bill Self Kansas @CoachBillSelf

180,000

3

Tom Crean Indiana @TomCrean

144,000

4

Tim Miles Nebraska @CoachMiles

139,000

5

Bob Huggins West Virginia @CoachHuggs

71,800

6

Mike Anderson Arkansas @MikeAndersonUA

66,700

7

Jim Boeheim Syracuse @TheRealBoeheim

63,800

8

John Beilein Michigan @JohnBeilein

63,400

9

Sean Miller Arizona @UACoachMiller

59,100

10

Steve Wojciechowski Marquette @Steve_Wojo

56,100

11

Bruce Pearl Auburn @CoachBrucePearl

53,800

12

Kevin Ollie UConn @CoachKO_UConn

53,400

13

Frank Martin South Carolina @FrankMartin_SC

52,300

14

Mark Gottfried NC State @Mark_Gottfried

46,600

15

Buzz Williams Virginia Tech @TeamCoachBuzz

43,900

16

Avery Johnson Alabama @CoachAvery6

40,900

17

Jay Wright Villanova @VUCoachJWright

39,400

18

Bruce Weber Kansas State @CoachBruceWeber

37,400

19

Bobby Hurley Arizona State @BobbyHurley11

35,800

20

Chris Collins Northwestern @Coach_Collins

34,400

21

Greg McDermott Creighton @CuCoachMac

34,200

22

Cuonzo Martin Cal @CuonzoMartin

32,000

23

John Groce Illinois @JohnGroce

28,300

24

Orlando Antigua South Florida @USFCoachO

27,600

25

Mike Brey Notre Dame @NDMikeBrey

26,600

26

Mark Turgeon Maryland @CoachTurgeon

25,600

27

Chris Mack Xavier @CoachChrisMack

24,900

28

Mick Cronin Cincinnati @CoachCroninUC

24,800

29

Rick Pitino Louisville @Rick_Pitino

24,600

30

Lon Kruger Oklahoma @LonKruger

23,200

31

Keno Davis Central Michigan @CoachKenoDavis

22,200

32

Tubby Smith Memphis @CoachTubbySmith

21,900

With tweets like these, it’s no wonder:

Oh, Cal.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

8 Comments for John Calipari now has 1.5 MILLION Twitter followers



  1. kingave66
    4:22 pm July 6, 2016 Permalink

    I love that Brad is rocking the Conor McGregor shirt!!!



  2. Kyreds
    4:31 pm July 6, 2016 Permalink

    Surely he not be a Bama Fan????????????????



  3. serdi
    4:35 pm July 6, 2016 Permalink

    Get to know the family. That is not Brad, that must be the kid related to the two Bama adult fans



  4. ChiefCat
    5:01 pm July 6, 2016 Permalink

    According to twitteraudit.com ~600,000 of those followers are fake.



  5. onsides
    5:03 pm July 6, 2016 Permalink

    Interesting that 6 of the top 16 are SEC coaches. Also, Orlando Antigua has more followers than Rick and Tubby.



    • GeorgiaBlue
      10:44 am July 7, 2016 Permalink

      Actually, 5 of those coaches coach at a SEC school. Mark Gottfried coaches at NC State. Mark Fox is at Georgia.



  6. CPACAT
    7:12 pm July 6, 2016 Permalink

    Remember when Cal first came to UK and Tom Crean challenged him to see who could get more twitter followers….1.5M to 144K is impressive (even when you consider that 600K may be fake, 900K to 144K is impressive, and one must assume some of Crean’s are fake as well)



  7. ChiefCat
    10:56 pm July 6, 2016 Permalink

    According to that same site, 25,000 of Crean’s are fake. @KySportsRadio has 67,000 fake followers.