Meet Tanya Alford, the wife of former NBA player and current head coach of the UCLA Bruins men’s basketball team, Steve Alford.
The picture above has made her somewhat famous, as she shows during a game she is as passionate as her husband for the sport. 50-year-old Tanya Lynn Alford and her husband recently made the move from Albuquerque to Los Angeles when her husband was given the chance of a lifetime to coach UCLA. She said about the move in a 2013 interview
“It’s hard to leave somewhere you love because we had no reason to leave,” “It became clear this was the opportunity of a lifetime.”
She and her husband have been married since 1987 and have three children together: 22-year-old Kory, 20-year-old Bryce and 17-year-old Kayla.
Tanya’s two sons, Kory and Bryce are members of the Bruins basketball team. Tanya and her husband have known each other for more then the 28-years of their marriage, the couple first met when they were schoolmates in grade school in New Castle, Ind. where her hubby became a legend. More precisely, Tanya met Steve when he moved to New Castle in fifth grade. They began dating in their junior year of high school.
Bryce is a sophomore point guard and his parents couldn’t be more proud, he’s been very important to U.C.L.A.’s success while older borther Kory a junior walk-on, has been there to support him.