Tommy Tuberville Brings Additional Head Coach Experience to ESPN’s College Football Coverage

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Tommy Tuberville Brings Additional Head Coach Experience to ESPN’s College Football Coverage

ESPN has added to its decorated college football game analyst roster with the signing of former college football head coach Tommy Tuberville.  With 159 victories in more than 20 seasons, including an undefeated season, five SEC Championship game appearances, multiple Coach of the Year awards and an American Athletic Conference Championship, Tuberville brings an experienced coach’s viewpoint to the booth. Tuberville will call games each week across ESPN or ABC with his broadcast partners to be named soon.

“Tommy has been a staple in college football for many years, having experienced nearly every situation as a head coach” said senior coordinating producer Lee Fitting. “We want him to bring that experience to our telecast, informing fans on the dynamics of a head coach’s thought process, not only in a given moment but leading up to and following that moment.”

Tuberville comes to ESPN straight off the sidelines, most recently as Cincinnati’s head coach (2013-16). Tuberville’s head coaching career began in 1995 at Ole Miss, where he stayed for four seasons (1995-98) before he took over at Auburn for 10 seasons (1999-08). As head coach of the Tigers, he amassed 85 wins in 10 years, including going 13-0 in 2004 and finishing ranked No. 2 in the AP Poll. In 2010, he became coach of Texas Tech (2010-12) before heading to the Bearcats.  In each of his four head coaching stints, Tuberville finished with a record well over .500.

Overall, Tuberville has been a coach for more than 40 years, beginning as a high school coach in Arkansas in the mid-1970s. His first college job was with Arkansas State (1980-84) before heading to Miami (1986-93) where he was part of a coaching staff that won three national championships. He would then be the defensive coordinator at Texas A&M (1994) before becoming a head coach.

Tuberville was born in Arkansas and attended Southern Arkansas where he played safety. He and his wife Suzanne have two sons, Tucker and Troy. He currently resides in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.


Media contact: Derek Volner at 860-384-9986; [email protected] and @DerekVolner


Derek Volner

I work in college sports, which includes football and basketball, with an emphasis on Olympic Sports. Additionally, I handle ESPN’s coverage of high school athletics and recruiting.
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