Freddie Maggard is stepping down from his role at the University of Kentucky.
In April of 2018 the former UK quarterback left his role in the media with KSR and JMI Sports to establish UK Football’s Player Development program. Mark Stoops believed Freddie was the perfect person to fill a void the players had away from the field.
“I had this idea in my head for about the last year. It was a big need for us and our program to do more for our players,” Stoops said shortly after the announcement. “We work unbelievably hard with nutrition, strength and conditioning, X’s and O’s, all phases up their life. There’s so many issues, we just need somebody there to work with them full-time to help them.”
Freddie’s “4 for 40” program helped prepare players for interviews and job placement. Each Wednesday in the summer guest speakers touched on a variety of topics before a team meal. This week four former Wildcats joined the team to discuss life after football.
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) June 27, 2019
A UK spokesperson confirmed Derek Terry’s report that Maggard has stepped down from the position after a little more than a year on the job. Applications for the position are currently being accepted through July 1.
On behalf of the entire staff at Kentucky Sports Radio, we wish Freddie the best in his future endeavors and thank him for his contributions to the program. You will be hard-pressed to find a kinder, more caring person than Panther Maggard.