About Jenna

Jenna Hays McEachern grew up in the world of football. She is the daughter of a successful Texas high school football coach, and both of her brothers played on his teams while she cheered from the sidelines. She’s been a Longhorn fan since she was nine years old and made her first pilgrimage to Austin.

Jenna studied photojournalism at The University of Texas, and also majored in being a UT cheerleader. She worked for Jones Ramsey and Bill Little as editor and go-fer in the Sports Information Department, and later edited “One Heartbeat – A Philosophy of Teamwork, Life and Leadership” and for “One Heartbeat II – The Road to the National Championship”, both written by Mack Brown and Bill Little.

Little and McEachern collaborated on “What It Means to be a Longhorn”, a collection of oral histories of some of Texas’ greatest players. Her second effort, “100 Things Longhorns Should Know and Do Before They Die” was published by Triumph Books in 2008. “DKR: The Royal Scrapbook”, by McEachern and Edith Royal, was published by University of Texas Press in August 2012.

McEachern was named one of 125 "Extraordinary Exes" during  the Ex-Students' Association's 125th Anniversary. She is married to former Longhorn quarterback Randy McEachern. They still live in Austin, where they reared three near-flawless children – Bailey, Hays, and Lester Simmons.

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