Amanda Sauer, who is best known as the openly lesbian college football referee, is also the only female referee in the Big 10 Conference. Along with her professional life, her marital life has also been looked at by fans with great interest. She is now married to former Running Back for Pittsburgh Passion Michelle Cook.
Here we bring you Michelle Cook Bio that covers the professional and personal information of Amanda Sauer’s wife. Delve into this article to learn more.
Meet Michelle Cook, Amanda Sauer Wife
Amanda Sauer and Michelle Cook met each other in her hometown of Pittsburgh before Amanda joined the college circuit. Amanda’s daughter studied at The Ellis School where Michelle taught as a head coach. Over the years, they bonded and became friends for their shared love for football.
Amanda revealed that Michelle gave her insights from a player’s perspective when they talk about officiating the game. In June 2018, Michelle and Amanda tied knots and got married. Amanda said about her wife, “She brings a great perspective of being a player when we discuss fouls or other issues that may arise in the field.”
All three of Amanda’s daughters attended their mother’s wedding. She shared that, “The girls have an incredible love for her and us together. She makes me the strong, independent, and fiercely driven woman that I am both on and off of the football field.”
Amanda said the two make quite a tandem and keep each other honest — especially in regards to football matters. As for Michelle, she was allegedly married to her anonymous ex-husband. She has two kids; a son and a daughter from her previous relationship.
Talking about Amanda, she is the first openly bisexual pro-football referee. Sauer started officiating in 2011. When a fellow spectator overheard her shouting about a missed illegal block call while she was watching a high school football game with her daughters the person recommended Sauer-Cook start attending meetings to become a high school referee in Westchester County, N.Y. which she did.
When Amanda started officiating, she hadn’t even started working as a referee. She also made history to work in a major football league when she served as a center judge for the short-lived Alliance of American Football.
Who Is Amanda Sauer Husband?
Amanda Sauer was previously married to her husband Peter Sauer. Peter was a former team captain at Stanford who helped lead the Cardinal to the 1998 Final Four. Sadly, Peter died at the age of 35 in July 2012. He died in White Plains, N.Y., while playing in an adult league recreational basketball game.
Peter, who married Amanda in 2001, died right after celebrating their 11th anniversary. Together, they had three daughters. In 2014, their eldest daughter was diagnosed with melanoma. She was by her daughter’s side through one full month of chemotherapy every day, followed by three times a week, all while her daughter only missed school for surgery.
Speaking about Amanda’s late husband, Peter was born on 9 November 1976 in St. Louis, Missouri. He earned a degree in economics from Stanford. His father Mark Sauer was a former president of the St. Louis Blues NHL franchise and Pittsburgh Pirates baseball club.
Michelle Cook Age
Born on 22 June 1984, Michelle Cook celebrated turning 37 years old in 2021.
Michelle Cook Job
After completing high school education from Shaler Area High School in 2002, Michelle Cook attended the University of Pennsylvania. While there she studied Health and Physical Education. Michelle graduated from college in 2008.
After college, Michelle started her professional career as a Running Back for Pittsburgh Passion.
Her team members included Rookie defensive back/wide receiver Angela Baker, Offensive Center Talisa Beachom, Game-day assistant Robbin Carlos, Conn, a 1986 Rock graduate with Bachelor of Science degrees in health and physical education and also sport management, Defensive back Jen Hoffman, Quarterback Lisa Horton, Offensive lineman Tera McIntosh, Rookie linebacker/defensive back Cathy Lee Peffer, wide receiver and defensive back Shawna Rouse, Rookie defensive back Jordan Zeunges.
She played professionally for Pittsburgh Passion until 2012.
At the same time, Michelle Cook also landed the job of a substitute teacher at Oakland Catholic High School. After leaving Oakland Catholic High, she joined The Ellis School where she first served as Lower School Physical Education Teacher. Then, she became head coach and has been serving the school’s basketball team for Middle School.
Is Michelle Cook On Instagram?
No, Michelle Cook doesn’t seem to have an Instagram account. But, she is on Facebook and you can follow her here (@michelle-lynette.12).
Where Is Michelle Cook From?
Michelle Cook hailed from her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her maiden name is Lynette.
Is Michelle Cook On Instagram?
No, Michelle Cook is not on Instagram.