Knoxville is Tennessee’s third largest city, and is home to many University of Tennessee sports fans. Knoxville’s love for sports gives the University of Tennessee’s sports coaches a celebrity status. Many of our past and current coaches still live in Knoxville, with homes that could be in your neighborhood!
Bruce Pearl is the former men’s University of Tennessee basketball coach, who was the first coach to lead the Volunteers to a #1 ranking. When Pearl moved from Milwaukee to take the coaching job in Tennessee, he was in need of a home. After looking at over twenty-five homes and properties, Pearl settled on a $2 million French-country home in the Gettysvue neighborhood. Pearl is in love with his ‘unique’ home, and if you frequent the Gettysvue golf course, you may be able to see his backyard!
Derek Dooley is currently the head coach for the University of Tennessee Football team, after resigning as the head coach for Louisiana Tech. Dooley purchased his West Knoxville home from Robert and Jennifer Talbot in April of 2010. The Dooley’s $2.24 million home is located in the Rocky Hill area on Duncan Road. The couple purchased the home and nearly 13 acres, so they have plenty of room to expand!
Philip Fulmer is a former head football coach for University of Tennessee, and is currently a college football analyst. Fulmer has since left Tennessee, but he has a vacation home in the Pittman Center which is minutes from the Smoky Mountains. Fulmer is an owner of one of the Pittman Center’s $1 million homes, which is located across from the Little Pigeon River.
Celebrities reside in all parts of the world, and considering Knoxville’s love for sports, we have many celebrities living among us!