About The Foundation
The Tommy Tuberville Foundation was established to recognize and support organizations and causes that connect with the beliefs and values of the Tuberville family, including assisting our military and veterans; increasing awareness, education, and prevention of health issues, particularly among women and children; and furthering education and community initiatives.
Throughout his career Tommy Tuberville has endeavored to support causes that further this mission. During his various head coaching stops he has often devoted his time and resources to assist organizations with similar values. In May 2008, Tuberville participated in the inaugural Armed Forces Entertainment Coaches Tour in the Middle East with fellow college coaches Mark Richt of Georgia, Randy Shannon of Miami (Fla.), Jack Siedlecki of Yale, and Charlie Weis of Notre Dame. With a mission to help boost troop morale, the six-day tour made stops at military bases in Germany, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, and a visit to the USS Nassau in the Persian Gulf. A longtime supporter of the military, Tuberville also has strong ties to the Wounded Warrior Project, hosting several games in recent years to benefit injured veterans, in addition to supporting Storybook Farm, an equestrian-based program offering free therapeutic care to children with debilitating illnesses and those suffering from bereavement.
In 2014 the Tommy Tuberville Foundation began hosting a charity golf tournament to raise money to help build homes for members of our military who, like his own father, are recipients of the Purple Heart Medal. The Tommy Tuberville Foundation ensures these veterans are remembered and have a home that meets their physical needs. Tuberville has also hosted charity golf tournaments for Camp ASCAA, the Girls and Boys Club of Montgomery (AL), the Alabama Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, and other similar organizations.
Tuberville has also dedicated his time to bettering the coaching profession. Tuberville was elected President of the organization in 2015, moving up from first vice-president. Tuberville also served on the AFCA Board of Trustees from 2005-08 and was renamed to the Board in 2010. In 2017 he was hired by ESPN as a color commentator for its college football games.
My Dad served with distinction in World War II, earning five Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He was a tank commander with the 101st Infantry and landed at Normandy Beach on D-Day and drove a tank through the streets of Paris when the U.S. forces liberated the city. He was still on active duty when he passed away more than 30 years ago at the age of 53.
Giving back and helping our wounded veterans is something I have always wanted to do to show my sincere appreciation for our military and their selfless service all while carrying on the legacy of my Dad.