|United States Senator|
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2021
Serving with Richard Shelby
|Preceded by||Doug Jones|
Thomas Hawley Tuberville
September 18, 1954
Camden, Arkansas, U.S.
Suzanne Fette (m. 1991)
|Education||Southern Arkansas University (BS)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1976–1977||Hermitage HS (AR) (assistant)|
|1978–1979||Hermitage HS (AR)|
|1980–1984||Arkansas State (DB/NG/LB)|
|1986–1992||Miami (FL) (assistant)|
|1993||Miami (FL) (DC)|
|1994||Texas A&M (DC/LB)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1× SEC (2004)|
1× The American (2014)
5× SEC Western Division (2000–2002, 2004–2005)
|1× AFCA Coach of the Year (2004)|
1× Paul "Bear" Bryant Award (2004)
1× Sporting News College Football COY (2004)
1× Walter Camp Coach of the Year (2004)
2× SEC Coach of the Year (1997, 2004)
Thomas Hawley Tuberville (//; born September 18, 1954) is a former American football coach and player and politician. Tuberville is the junior United States Senator from Alabama since 2021. He is a member of the Republican Party. He was born in Camden, Arkansas.
Tuberville was the head football coach at the University of Mississippi from 1995 to 1998, Auburn University from 1999 until 2008, Texas Tech University from 2010 to 2012 and University of Cincinnati from 2013 to 2016.
In April 2019, Tuberville announced he would run for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate in Alabama to challenge Democratic U.S. Senator Doug Jones. He won the Republican nomination in July 2020, beating former Senator Jeff Sessions. He defeated Jones in the general election in November 2020.
References[change | change source]
- "'We need a different voice:' Tommy Tuberville says it's time to send real people to Washington D.C." CBS 42. 2020-03-04. Retrieved 2020-05-16.
- "ESPN adds Tommy Tuberville as college football analyst. He currently hosts a radio talk show for wearebackroads sports network". ESPN.com. July 19, 2017. Retrieved September 2, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Miller, Zeke (2019-04-06). "Ex-Auburn football coach Tuberville to run for Ala. Senate". AP NEWS. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
- "Sessions loses runoff in Alabama as Trump helps end career of key supporter he came to despise". The Washington Post. 2020.