University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl is set to be wed Saturday in Knoxville to Sevier County native Brandy Miller.
Pearl has been tight-lipped about the details surrounding the private ceremony and has asked fans and media to respect that this is a “very personal” event.
“We’ll take a few days off after the wedding and spend some time together,’’ Pearl said, “and we’ll be back to work Friday and be ready for the football game against Western Kentucky on Saturday.’’
Pearl, 49, made his engagement to Miller public during a Big Orange Caravan stop in Sevierville on May 4.
“What better way to endear myself to the Tennessee fans than to meet and fall in love and marry an East Tennessee girl,’’ Pearl said at the time.
News of Pearl’s engagement ran in USA Today, with Pearl making reference to Miller’s potential role in keeping him in Knoxville as the Vols basketball coach after Memphis reportedly offered him $3 million to accept its then-vacant coaching position.
“If you think I’m leaving (Miller) for Memphis, you’re crazy,’’ Pearl said during a promotional stop.
Miller has been active working with local charities in various communities. She was a member of the United Way board in Sevier County and volunteered for Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic.
Miller is on the board with UT Medical Center’s Evening in Orange and Outlive programs.