Foundation Board

Ralph Coldiron

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Ralph Coldiron

A native of Whitesburg, KY, Ralph Coldiron has been instrumental in developing major commercial projects locally and nationally. His professional background includes serving in the Carter/Mondale White House, working in administrative positions for numerous Kentucky governors, and being appointed as Chief of Staff for Mayor Scottie Baesler. In 2006, Ralph was invited to join the Rich Brooks Foundation, which hosts the Coaches for the Kids fundraiser annually, and is now Chairman of the committee.

Tim Francis

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Tim Francis

Tim Francis is a 1992 Morehead State University graduate with 25 years of experience in sports marketing. In 2005, Tim became co-owner of Big Blue Insider, LLC, a nightly sports radio call-in show. He also collaborates with Dick Gabriel to produce “The Leach Report.” He handles endorsements for Thoroughbred trainer Dale Romans and is a committee member for God’s Pantry Food Bank Golf Fore the Hungry event.

John Davis

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John Davis

Raised in Ashland, KY, John Davis moved to Lexington in 1990 to attend the University of Kentucky where he obtained his Bachelors in Business Administration. John is the Founder and Managing Partner of Legacy Wealth Management. He has also served on several non-profit boards, including Coaches for the Kids, and now is the Vice Chair of the Executive Development Council for University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

Todd Harris

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Todd Harris

Louisville native, Todd Harris, permanently relocated to Lexington after attending the University of Kentucky. Todd has worked for Janssen Biotech for over 14 years. In the past, Todd was given the opportunity to serve on the board for Coaches for the Kids, The Ronald McDonald House of the Bluegrass, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon House Corp.

Susie Merida

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Susie Merida

With a degree in Public Relations from Eastern Kentucky University and 30+ years of experience in advertising and broadcast sales, Susie Merida founded Brand Advertising Group in 2003 to bring her client’s visions to life using digital and traditional style advertising. Currently, she serves on several boards, including University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital as well as Coaches for the Kids.

Tim Couch

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Tim Couch

Tim Couch played football for the University of Kentucky where he earned All-American honors, was a Heisman Trophy finalist, and became SEC Player of the Year during his 1998 season. In 1999, the Cleveland Browns signed him for five seasons as their quarterback. Now, Tim works as an analyst and resides in Lexington.

Jacob Tamme

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Jacob Tamme

Former football player for the University of Kentucky, Jacob Tamme was first drafted into the NFL by the Indianapolis Colts. During his NFL career, he also played for the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons. In 2006, he was named to the National Good Works Team, the SEC Community Service Team, and to the Frank G. Ham Society of Character. Now, Jacob lives in Boyle County and organizes Swings for Soldiers Classic, a charitable event founded by Jacob and his wife.

Preston Worley

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Preston Worley

Appointed by Mayor Jim Gray, Preston Worley currently serves as LFUCG Urban County Councilmember for the 7th District of Lexington. In 2007, Preston received his Bachelors of Arts in History and his Juris Doctor Law Degree in 2010 from the University of Kentucky. Currently, Preston serves as member of the University of Kentucky’s Children’s Hospital Executive Development Council.

Troy Mulligan

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Troy Mulligan

Troy Mulligan graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from Eastern Kentucky University. He is a Thoroughbred owner and breeder and is also proud to serve on the Board of Directors of Traditional Bancorporation and on the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital Executive Development Council.

Craig Welch

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Craig Welch

Founded in 1985 by Craig Welch, Welch Printing Co. (WPC) is a major supplier of printed products to many local, national and international companies, including University of Kentucky. Over the years, Craig has worked with organizations like Coaches for the Kids to raise funds for the UK Children’s Hospital.

Jeremy Jarmon

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Jeremy Jarmon

Jeremy Jarmon was born in Fort Knox, KY and raised in Memphis, TN. He was recruited back home by former UK Head Football Coach, Rich Brooks, to play football for UK. In 2009, he was drafted by the Washington Redskins then traded to the Denver Broncos in 2011. Jeremy retired in 2012 and became UK’s Assistant Director of Football before discovering his passion for healthcare. In 2018, he graduated from Bellarmine University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and became an orthopedic, med-surg RN.

Josh Pruitt

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Josh Pruitt

Originally from Ellsworth, KS, Josh Pruitt is currently in his seventh season on the University of Kentucky coaching staff. Josh received his undergraduate degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in criminal law from Troy University in Alabama. He also earned a master’s degree in sports administration from the University of Kentucky.

ABBY STOVER

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ABBY STOVER

Coming Soon

Eric Clemens

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Eric Clemens

Eric Clemens was born and raised in Elizabethtown, KY and still lives there today. He graduated from the University of Louisville but remains loyal to UK sports. He is currently Board Chairman of Give 270 and makes up the other half of “The Eric and Joe Show” which is a comedy group that performs every year across Kentucky and Tennessee.