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Josh Estes-Waugh - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • Josh Estes-Waugh enters his 14th overall season with the Kentucky football program in 2024, his seventh in a quality control coaching position with the offense.
  • Has helped the Wildcats advance to a school-record eight consecutive bowl games.
  • Helped in the development of quarterback Will Levis who was the No. 33 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans.
  • Prior to his current position, served four years (2014-17) as the assistant director of recruiting, helping the director of recruiting in all areas of recruiting operations.
  • Spent three years as a student manager for the Wildcats from 2009-11.
  • Along with managerial duties, he served as student assistant coach for the wide receivers and provided game preparation and film breakdown for the defensive coaches.
  • Moved into a graduate assistant/video analyst role for special teams in 2012, helping develop game plans and scouting reports for the Wildcats.
  • Was named an offensive analyst under then-offensive coordinator Neal Brown in 2013.
  • Earned a bachelor’s degree from Kentucky in economics in 2012.
  • Attended Paris High School where he was a three-sport standout in football, baseball and basketball.
  • Native of Paris, Ky.
  • Married to the former Katie Boone of Lancaster, Ohio.
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