Laurel Bennett is the wife of the head coach of Virginia Cavaliers Tony Bennett. Lauren Bennett who is now 47 years old was born in June 1971 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She went to Louisiana State University and then moved to Charlotte where she began working as a youth minister in Chapel Hill.
Her husband Tony Bennett as we all know is a famous head coach for Virginia Cavaliers. He has been the coach at the University of Virginia since March 31, 2009. He is the three-time winner of the Henry Iba Award for the national coach of the year. During his time, his team has won ACC tournaments in 2014 and 2018. He is the first coach to win 17 ACC games in a season and four times ACC Coach of the year. Recently, he led his team to win the NCAA Tournament Championship in 2019. What a successful career is having with the University of Virginia.
Laurel Bennett and Tony Bennett
As aforementioned, Laurel moved to Charlotte after graduating from Louisiana State University. Upon arriving there, she took an assistant job at the church where she met Tony who accepted an invitation to speak there in 1993.
After their first meeting, they dated for some time and eventually got married in 1996. Together they have two children, one son named Eli and a daughter named Anna. Both Laurel and her husband Tony credit each other and their strong faith in God for their success in Tony’s career and also raising their two children.