UK has hired former linebacker Courtney Love as the new director of player development, the school announced Monday. He will replace Freddie Maggard, who served in that role for the 2018 season.
Love will be responsible for preparing student-athletes for personal, academic and athletic development success. He served as a defensive graduate assistant in 2018 following a two-year career at UK at middle linebacker.
“I’m so honored and excited to be the director of player development,” Love said. “Coming to Kentucky was the best decision I ever made, and I can’t wait to share my passion and work with these players to help them become the best young men they can be on and off the field.”
During his playing career, Love recorded 168 tackles in 26 games, earning a starting role in all 26. He was twice elected a team captain. He also a 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy quarterfinalist.
Love won the 2017 Wuerffel Trophy, an award that honors college football’s top community servant. He was also a member of the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.
The Youngstown, Ohio native graduated from UK in May of 2017 with a degree in community and leadership development. He is currently working on a master’s degree in sport leadership from UK.