Anyone headed on vacation to the Florida Panhandle with hopes of catching a glimpse of former Vanderbilt football coach Woody Widenhofer working in a highway tollbooth near Destin can forget it.
Widenhofer turned in his notice in June, and he and his wife, Sabrina, moved from the popular vacation destination. Sabrina, who works for Spirit Airlines, was transferred to Dallas.
Widenhofer worked in the tollbooth for more than three years in perhaps the most bizarre occupation transition ever made by a head coach of an SEC football team.
The Pennsylvania native, who turned 70 this year, had come to love Destin after visiting each year for the SEC Spring Meetings during his time as Vanderbilt’s coach (1997-2001).
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