Tennessee Baseball Coach Tony Vitello Is A BIG Dolly Parton Fan: “The Kansas City Chiefs Can Have Taylor Swift”

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It’s no secret that Dolly Parton isn’t just one of the most beloved faces in country music, but also the entire planet. I mean seriously, she has one of the most likeable personalities imaginable, and she’ll forever be a staple of the genre.

And it turns out that University of Tennessee head baseball coach Tony Vitello is a huge Dolly fan himself. This upcoming Saturday, the Volunteers will take on the number one ranked Georgia Bulldogs, and Dolly announced that she will be in Knoxville for the game.

While speaking with the media, Vitello couldn’t contain his excitement:

“It’s go time. I mean this whole week is insane, we’ve got all kinds of stuff going on so I’m glad you’ve asked, I don’t know where you start. I mean if you’re gonna start I think you start with Dolly Parton.

She was on ‘The Howard Stern Show’ yesterday, I called in to the radio show for the first time in my life to let her know what she does for the state of Tennessee, I got rejected so maybe I’ll get to say hello to her in person. The Kansas City Chiefs can have Taylor Swift all they want, I’ll take Dolly Parton on Saturday.”

Being one of the best college baseball coaches in the country, and calling into a radio show to express your love for Dolly? That’s some next level fandom right there.

I think I’d pay a lot of money to see Vitello’s reaction if he gets to meet Dolly.

You can check out the full conversation here:

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