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It's business time for Bruce Pearl

Originally Published: September 1, 2011
By DJ Gallo | Page 2

Former Tennessee head coach Bruce Pearl has a new job. He has been named VP of marketing at H.T. Hackney Co., a wholesale grocery distributor based in Knoxville, Tenn.

H.T. Hackney has nearly $4 billion in annual revenue, some 3,400 employees and operates in 21 states. Why name a career basketball coach VP of marketing? In a news release announcing the hiring, H.T. Hackney cited the fact that Pearl was a marketing and economics major at Boston College. Really. It did.

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