Vince Dooley the Gardener

The father of UT Coach Derek Dooley shared his insights from his book,"Vince Dooley's garden, a horticultural
journey of a football coach".
You probably didn't know Coach Dooley's big hobby is gardening. The coach shared some of his knowledge with us before his lecture at the Knoxville Botanical Garden.
"It's an inspiration that anyone wants to be a gardener because I have absolutely no background in gardening but took a class or two
and got interested about 12 or 14 years ago, and developed a garden myself and I never wrote a book on gardening and I said if I can be a gardener anyone can be a gardener."
Coach Dooley said it was ironic he was at a gardening event lecturing in Knoxville, when his son Derek was getting ready for
The orange white game.


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