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Murray State football news: Player married off to girlfriend by coach

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The Murray State football program isn’t exactly anyone’s starting point to discuss big boy college football. The starting point for discussions surrounding coaches marrying off their players, however, and we might be on to something.

ESPN has a delightful little piece up involving Murray State talent Bishop Woods, his fiancée Caitlin Myers, and offensive line coach Brian Hamilton.

The first two in the above sentence are the wild and crazy kids who got married. Hamilton just so happens to be the odd choice to oversee the ceremony, though it is worth nothing he is ordained.

“We kind of made it up on the fly,” Woods said to ESPN. “Coach Ham is one of my favorite coaches. He’s been teaching me a lot of about fatherhood and other things.”

Hamilton, who probably didn’t expect part of his job at Murray State to be marrying off his players, was thrilled to have been asked.

“Life of being a college football coach,” Hamilton said. “You get to be a part of kids’ lives. It was fantastic for me to share that with them.”

According to ESPN’s story, Woods and Myers have been a couple since 2014 and welcomed a son, Benjamin, into the world four months ago. Apparently, the now married duo just wanted to tie the knot.

Somehow, magically, Woods learned that offensive line coach Brian Hamilton was an ordained minister during the day and asked him if he would be willing to conduct a ceremony. Obviously the coach accepted this offer or this wouldn’t be a neat fluff piece to share with your friends.