Don Cherry Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Twitter, Cancer, and Coach
Former Ice Hockey Commentator
Facts of Don Cherry
|Full Name:||Don Cherry|
|Birth Date:||February 5, 1934|
|Profession:||Canadian former ice hockey commentator, sports writer, coach and hockey player|
|Height:||5 feet 11 inches (1.80m)|
|Net Worth||$14 million|
|Birth Place||Kingston, Ontario|
|Father||Delmar (Del) Cherry|
|Kids||Tim Cherry and Cindy Cherry|
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Donald Stewart Cherry aka Don Cherry (born on 5th February 1934 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian former ice hockey commentator. He is also a sports writer and a retired professional hockey player and the coach of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Don Cherry: Bio, Age, Education
Donald Stewart Cherry aka Don Cherry was born on 5th February 1934 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada to his parents Delmar (Del) and Maude Cherry. His father was an amateur athlete and worked as an electrician with the Canadian Steamship Lines.
He has a younger brother, Dick Cherry who played hockey at various levels, including two seasons in the National Hockey League with the Philadelphia Flyers.
As of 2019, he is 85 years old and belongs to the birth sign Aquarius. By nationality, he is an American and his ethnicity is White. Talking about his education, he studied in different high schools which not mentioned.
The American commentator, Don Cherry stands at the height of 5 feet & 11 inches and weighs 82 kg. Likewise, Don holds 5527 followers on Instagram and 809k followers on Twitter.
Don Cherry: Professional Career
- Firstly, Don started his career playing junior hockey with Barrie Flyers and Windsor Spitfires in the Ontario Hockey Association.
- In fact, he has won the title of the best defender and award of Memorial Cup.
- Furthermore, he has also taken part in an NHL game in 1955 after creating history playing minor hockey.
- In 1972, he began his coaching session after struggling a lot as a Cadillac salesman and a construction worker.
- Moreover, he also worked as a housepainter and finally in 1972, he was successful to become the coach of American Hockey League’s Rochester Americans and in fact won Coach of the Year award.
- After working as a coach for the Boston team for 5 years, he took retirement from his coaching and became a commentator on the same sport.
- From 1984-2019, Don co-hosted his show ‘Don Cherry’s Grapeline with Brian Williams on CFRB radio in Toronto and its sister stations, moving in 1994 to The FAN 590 and the Sportsnet Radio network.
- In addition, he worked in other programs including Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story, and The Wrath of Games: The Don Cherry Show II.
According to the sources, Don Cherry has an estimated net worth of $14 million as of 2019. However, the information about his salary is still unknown.
Don Cherry: Personal Life; Wife & Kids
Regarding his love life, he was once married to Rosemarie Martini in 1957. The couple had two children: Tim Cherry and Cindy Cherry. Unfortunately, she died on 1st June 1997 fighting with cancer.
Then in 1999, Cherry married Luba Cherry. Therefore, they are living a happy married life and there remains no rumor or issue of their separation and affair.
Don Cherry: Awards and Achievements
- Coach of the Year
Don Cherry: Rumors and Controversy
On 9th November 2019, the public criticized him for remarks he made news about his political comments during Coach’s Corner. Don fired from Hockey Night in Canada. Furthermore, he gave racial comments on racial immigrants.