Monday February 22nd, 2016

A Friday hearing has been set to determine whether University of Texas head coach Charlie Strong will have to testify in connection to the divorce case of University of Louisville Board of Trustees member Jonathan Blue, reports The Courier-Journal’s Andrew Wolfson.

An Oldham District Court judge will also decide whether to compel Strong to provide his records.  

Strong, who was the head coach at Louisville from 2010–13, may be given a subpoena in the custody case after Blue named him a “critical witness.” Blue believes Strong knows information that will reveal prior behavior by his estranged wife Tracy that was “inconsistent with being a role model and responsible caretaker” for the couple’s two teenage daughters.

Both Blue and his wife are seeking full custody of their children. 

Blue has petitioned a Kentucky judge to order the 55-year-old Strong, who has been married since 2003 and has two daughters with his wife, to turn over records that reveal his previous interactions with Tracy. Blue is also seeking a return of items that his wife reportedly gave to Strong. 

McCANN: Strong’s link to L’ville divorce case

“I was recently given information regarding a marital dispute between a couple I know in Louisville,” Strong said in a statement Sunday. “I’m not a party to their divorce and have received no court order in this case. I certainly respect the legal system, and if I do receive a court order, I will review it and respond then. Since this is a legal case, it wouldn’t be appropriate for me to say anything further at this time.”

Strong signed a five-year, $26 million contract with Texas in January 2014.

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