Jerri Painter was once married to Matt Painter –who’s popularly known as the current head coach of the Purdue Boilermakers men’s basketball team. He has served as the coach to Purdue since 2005.
Coach Painter has won the “Big Ten Coach of the Year” for two years straight and four times in total. He also bagged the “NABC Coach of the Year” for the year 2018-19. Want to know what happened between coach Painter and his wife? Did Jerri Painter find someone else? Is Matt Painter single or dating now? Let’s find the answers to these questions here.
Matt Painter Bio: Know More About the Coach
Matt Painter was born in 1970 on August 27 and did have his share of hard days where he used to work as a forklift operator. He simultaneously worked at Washington and Jefferson College as an Assistant Coach and then moved on to Barton College where he held the same role and celebrated 13 wins during 1994-95 season. He later received his Masters when he moved to NCAA’s Div I as an assistant coach.
It was after three years of serving here as an assistant coach, he and coach Weber took the responsibility to coach a losing team. It was their collaborative efforts that turned the team into a winning team.
He has coached popular NBA players such as:
- Carsen Edwards
- Vincent Edwards
- Caleb Swanigan
- Robble Hummet
- Carl Landry
An interesting thing about coach Painter is, he was a part of the film Blue Chips directed by Nick Nolte. He appeared in a brief role for the “Coast” team. If you want to know about coach Painter, well, he’s quite active on social media and you can take a look at his Twitter handle here. However, he does not have an Instagram account currently.
Is Matt Painter married?
50-year-old Matt Painter was married but is now divorced. He has three children from his marriage.
What is Matt Painter’s Salary?
If you’re curious to know about his annual salary, he makes around $29,000,000 per year.
His net worth is estimated to be $3,1 million.
Matt Painter Contract
Matt signed a contract with Purdue Boilermakers Men’s Basketball and later signed for continuation with a salary of $3.2 million in 2021-22.
How tall is matt painter: Matt Painter Height?
Matt Painter is said to be 6 feet tall. He is well-built with sharp features.
Who is Matt Painter’s New Wife?
Nothing is known as of now about his new relationship or if he even has one.
What is Matt Painter Marital Status?
Coach Painter’s marital status is unknown as of now. But he was married to Jerri and is now divorced.
So, let’s get to the main question – why and when did coach Painter and his wife get divorced.
Matt Painter Divorce with Jerri Painter
Find out more about Matt Painter’s divorce with his wife here.
Jerri’s former spouse has under his belt a pair of Sweet 16 appearances, eight NCAA Tournament berths, Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles and an international gold medal. What could have possibly made her want to separate from a successful guy? Some reports suggested Matt allegedly had an affair.
But don’t feel too bad for the lovely Jerri – she has found love and moved on already.
Jerri Painter who is a Yoga specialist is currently married to her second hubby, Russell Harris.
Let’s take a step back for a bit. Jerri –who was born Jerri Lynn Uhrig on November 17, 1963 –and Matt Painter met during the early ’90s. The two were in a relationship for years and went on exchange vows on May 24, 2003.
While on happier times, the former couple welcomed one daughter: Emma Painter born in 2004. Jerri Painter is also the mother of daughter Maggie from a previous relationship. Jerri was also stepmother to Matt’s son, Brayden from a previous relationship.
The former couple decided to take separate ways in 2013 after 10-years of marriage, according to the divorced docs filed in Hamilton County.
Jerri who is an Illinois native is also a former high school athlete. According to her LinkedIn, she attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL –where she graduated with a master’s degree in clinical social work.
She currently works as a Yoga teacher for the Pink Lotus Yoga Studio. According to its website, she is listed as a ‘certified yoga instructor, certified personal trainer and certified Wellness Coach.’
She is currently based in Lafayette, Indiana but has also lived in Carbondale, Illinois, and Nashville, Tenn.
On Twitter she describes herself as a “High-Octane wicked wit street smart yoga meister who possesses a mature assessment of herself.”
You can check out her yoga profile here.
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