Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Kim Coon returns to the Miss Sprint Cup program for a third season in 2013. Born and raised in Orlando, Kim stayed in the south, earning degrees from the University of Miami (B.S., Broadcasting and Religious Studies) and the University of Alabama (Master’s, Integrated Marketing Communications). So in addition to attending too college football crazy schools in the south with a rich college gridiron tradition, she also captained an NFL cheerleading squad. While also working on her career in marketing and PR, Kim Coon led the Carolina Panthers cheerleaders squad. “I cheered in 2008 and 2009 when the Panthers were still pretty good,” she told me this morning in an exclusive interview by phone. “We did so many fan appearances and fan engagements that it prepared me for this job, but I could not have prepared for how passionate NASCAR fans are. Not to say that NFL or NBA or any other fans aren’t passionate, but NASCAR fans are like no other fans, and I couldn’t have asked for a better g...
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