UT head coach Charlie Strong watches his team warm up before the Baylor game at McLane Stadium in Waco on Saturday December 5, 2015. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN


Kentucky court sets Friday hearing to determine Charlie Strong’s involvement

Posted February 22nd, 2016


A Kentucky court has scheduled a hearing motion for Friday morning to determine whether Texas coach Charlie Strong must turn over information as part of divorce proceedings involving a University of Louisville trustee.

Judge Jerry Crosby is scheduled to hear arguments for a subpoena request from Jonathan Blue’s attorneys in Oldham County, Ky. at 9 a.m. Eastern time (8 a.m. in Austin). Blue, a prominent Louisville donor and trustee, is divorcing his wife, Tracy Blue.

Jonathan Blue’s attorney, Ann Oldfather, is seeking Strong’s texts and cellphone records dating back to 2012 along with copies of the coach’s calendar and travel records.


Oldfather called Strong a “critical witness” in one court document and asked that the coach give a deposition. Oldfather also is seeking information on a Movado watch, jewelry, shoes and clothes allegedly given to Strong by Tracy Blue.

In an email, Tracy Blue’s attorney, Laurel Doheny, told the American-Statesman, “The end of the Blue marriage is an unfortunate event for their family. We do not believe that public comment helps this situation. We are engaged in a court proceeding and will make all appropriate statements in that forum.”

On Sunday, Strong issued a statement through a UT spokesman saying he had not received any legal orders. “I certainly respect the legal system, and if I do receive a court order, I will review it and respond then,” Strong said.