Sunday, February 26, 2023


University of Louisville News & Perspectives

Jock Sutherland on the links


What’s Jock Sutherland up to these days? The former analyst and color man for University of Louisville basketball broadcasts is enjoying life at 86 years old, playing golf and living in Nicholasville, Ky. Jock, seen with his son Charlie, Jr., was captain of a team that finished in first place in the annual UofL Press Box scramble at the UofL Golf Club on Monday, finishing seven under par on the newly renovated course in Simpsonville. Another member of the team was Spencer Kietzman from ESPN 680. 

Jock worked or WHAS Radio for 20 years beside Van Vance and then Paul Rogers. Following Louisville’s 1986 NCAA basketball championship, he wrote a 364-page book entitled, “Every Step of the Way,” chronicling many of the highlights, the ups and downs, and hilarious asides during that memorable season.

During his coaching career, Jock took three different schools to the state high school basketball tournament, including Gallatin County in 1959, Harrison County in 1966, and Lexington Lafayette in 1979. These days he says playing golf and watching UofL basketball are “neck and neck” when it comes to his favorite activities.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.