He is strict when it comes to reducing weight, in addition to being strict with the basketball teams he has led in the past until now.
Brad Underwood was forced to reduce weight while working from home due to COVID-19.
“I do Zooms while I’m walking; I do all of my phone calls,” he stated in an interview. “I do recruiting calls; I call other coaches. I’ve done a clinic while I walk.”
Brad Underwood's daughter fat-shamed him.
In an interview with Tim Miles on “The Mind Of Miles” podcast, he shared that his oldest daughter, which happened to be a junior college at that time, showed him a photo of Olivia Dekker and asked him flat out, “Which one of your three chins do you think @OliviaDekker liked the best?” This remark became enough motivation for him to lose weight.
“I got a lot of ribbing from my daughters and started showing me some pictures,” he shared. “I’ve always been a workout guy, but after having a knee replacement two years ago, I got out of that habit. I didn’t like how I was feeling; I wasn’t sleeping as well and just generally didn’t like the way I looked.”
“I get a lot of honks, a lot of waves,” he said in a separate interview, but this time with WCIA3. “I’ve had people jump out of their cars and want to take pictures or do graduation videos.”
“That’s fun, I enjoy that because I love the community, love the people, but it is different times. I don’t walk with a mask, but I always carry one, and if people approach me, I’ll put the mask on as we get ready to converse. It’s really getting to know your community. I’ve walked streets I didn’t even know existed.”
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Aside from losing weight, the pandemic brought Brad Underwood's family together.
“We’ve never gone 30 days where we’ve been together as a family; that has been awesome, and it is different. We sit down as a family, and a lot of nights we’re there an hour, and then we go on our walks throughout the day,” he remarked.
“That’s become a source of great conversations and, to be quite honest, really getting reacquainted with my kids, really getting to know who they are. Having three college-age kids, they’re all very different; it’s been fun and challenging, but that’s been the silver lining in all of this.”