Tommy Tuberville

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Tommy Tuberville
Tommy Tuberville 117th Congress Portrait.jpg
United States Senator
from Alabama
Assumed office
January 3, 2021
Serving with Richard Shelby
Preceded byDoug Jones
Personal details
Born
Thomas Hawley Tuberville

(1954-09-18) September 18, 1954 (age 66)
Camden, Arkansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Suzanne Fette (m. 1991)
Children2
EducationSouthern Arkansas University (BS)
WebsiteCampaign website
Coaching career
Playing career
1972–1975Southern Arkansas
Position(s)Safety
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1976–1977Hermitage HS (AR) (assistant)
1978–1979Hermitage HS (AR)
1980–1984Arkansas State (DB/NG/LB)
1986–1992Miami (FL) (assistant)
1993Miami (FL) (DC)
1994Texas A&M (DC/LB)
1995–1998Ole Miss
1999–2008Auburn
2010–2012Texas Tech
2013–2016Cincinnati
Head coaching record
Overall159–99 (college)
Bowls7–6
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
SEC (2004)
The American (2014)
SEC Western Division (2000–2002, 2004–2005)
Awards
AFCA Coach of the Year (2004)
Paul "Bear" Bryant Award (2004)
Sporting News College Football COY (2004)
Walter Camp Coach of the Year (2004)
SEC Coach of the Year (1997, 2004)

Thomas Hawley Tuberville (/ˈtʌbərvɪl/;[1] 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 2015, Tuberville was the president of the American Football Coaches Association. In 2017 he was hired by ESPN as a color analyst for their college football coverage.[2]

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.[3] He won the Republican nomination in July 2020, beating former Senator Jeff Sessions.[4] He defeated Jones in the general election in November 2020.

References[change | change source]

  1. "'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.
  2. "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.
  3. Miller, Zeke (2019-04-06). "Ex-Auburn football coach Tuberville to run for Ala. Senate". AP NEWS. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
  4. "Sessions loses runoff in Alabama as Trump helps end career of key supporter he came to despise". The Washington Post. 2020.

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