Who is Sean Tuohy?
Sean Tuohy is a well-known basketball sports commentator from America who has served as a broadcaster for Memphis Grizzlies, Ole Miss, Westwood One, and CBS Radio. He has also been featured on TV shows including ‘Katie’, ‘Good Morning America’, ‘Fox and Friends’, ‘20/20’, ‘Dr. Drew’, ‘The Today Show’, ‘Sean Hannity’ and ‘Huckabee’. He is most popular for being the inspiration behind Tim McGraw's character in the Oscar-winning movie ‘The Blind Side’ as well as in the Michael Lewis book ‘The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game’. The book and the film are both based on the commentator’s inspiring story of raising NFL player Michael Oher and eventually adopting him. Tuohy is also a restaurateur who, along with his wife, owns more than eighty-five fast food franchises. He is also famous for being an all-time assist leader in Southeastern Conference (SEC). He had started playing basketball in the early 1980s at the University of Mississippi where he was accepted on a basketball scholarship. The American star and his wife are also authors of a book titled ‘In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving’.
School & College Life
Sean Tuohy attended Isidore Newman School and was then drafted by Cincinnati Reds to play baseball. Later on, he joined the University of Mississippi on the basis of a basketball scholarship. There, he was a member of Mississippi Alpha chapter of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. In 1981, he led Ole Miss Rebels for their first SEC (Southeastern Conference) Men's Basketball Tournament championship and hence was named All-SEC in his four seasons. He also made many other records while playing for the team and was even chosen for the Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame
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Sean Tuohy started working as a broadcaster for NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies team in 2001. He then joined the radio as an analyst for broadcasts at Ole Miss. He later joined the team of Westwood One and CBS Radio for their national broadcasts. Tuohy and his wife are the owners of over eighty-five fast food franchises. These include ‘Pizza Hut’, ‘Taco Bell’, ‘Long John Silver's’ and ‘Kentucky Fried Chicken’ franchises. The husband-wife duo also wrote the book named ‘In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving’ which was released in 2010.
Sean Tuohy was born on November 23, 1959 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the son of Edward "Skeets" Tuohy, a famous basketball coach at the Isidore Newman School, and his wife Mida (Michell). Sean met his wife Leigh Anne at the University of Mississippi. The couple got married in the mid-1980s and became parents of Collins Tuohy and Sean Tuohy Jr. The couple also adopted Michael Oher who went on to become a well-known NFL player later on. As of now, Tuohy and his wife Leigh Anne reside in Memphis, Tennessee.