Louisville’s men’s basketball coach Chris Mack has found his new Kentucky home, purchasing a $3.1 million house in Louisville’s Harrods Creek neighborhood last month, according to a report posted by Bizjournals.com.
Mack, hired away from Xavier this year, and his wife, Christi, recently sold their own home in Northern Kentucky, according to the report, and will move into an 8,709 square foot house on 0.98 acres in Northeast Louisville. They have three children.
In a mid-June post on Twitter, Mack shared how his son Brayden handled moving day. He was conked out.
The house has seven rooms, including four bedrooms, along with six bathrooms and a 1,331 square foot five-car garage and a partial basement, according to its listing on Zillow.com. Redfin.com lists it as a six-bedroom home. It also has a pool house and pool. The home is in a relatively new neighborhood with other homes still being built around it, according to the latest Google Maps satellite scan.
Built in 2008, the home was last assessed by the Jefferson County Property Valuation Administration at $2.2 million.
Mack, who played at Xavier and was its head coach since 2009, was hired to take over a Louisville program reeling from FBI and NCAA inquiries. The NCAA vacated 123 wins, two Final Fours and the Cardinals’ 2013 national title in a ruling handed down last year.
Mack’s salary at Louisville has been reported to be a package worth about $4 million per year.
Louisville basketball adds walk-on Matt Hanna
Matt Hanna, a 5-9, 165-pound guard from Milford, Mass., who played a season at Colby College, has joined the University of Louisville men’s basketball team as a walk-on.
Hanna started 23 games last season at Colby College, an NCAA Division III school located in Waterville, Maine. He averaged 11.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and a team-leading 3.3 assists during his freshman year with the Mules and ranked second on the team with 23 steals. He will redshirt the 2018-19 season at UofL and have three years of collegiate eligibility remaining.
Before his year at Colby, Hanna played a prep season at Vermont Academy in Saxon’s River, Vt., where he teamed with UofL forward Jordan Nwora to help his team post a 19-11 record. Five members of his Vermont Academy class signed with NCAA Division I institutions.
As a senior at Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury, Mass., Hanna averaged 19.5 point and 6.2 assists in leading the Knights to a 22-3 record and the Division I state semifinals. He was honored as the 2016 Catholic Conference Most Valuable Player and Boston Globe Player of the Year as a senior while earning ESPN Boston all-state and Boston Herald Dream Team honors.
Hanna averaged 13.1 points, 6.2 assists and 2.9 steals per game as a junior in helping Catholic Memorial to a 24-2 record and the 2015 state championship. With his team trailing by seven points with six minutes remaining in the title game, Hanna buried a three-pointer, made a steal and layup, and then another three as his eight-point burst gave his team the lead en route to the victory. He was honored as a Catholic Conference all-star.