Sean Tuohy Honored as SEC Basketball Legend

March 2, 2006

OXFORD, Miss. - Former Ole Miss star Sean Tuohy will be part of the SEC Basketball Legends 2006 class to be honored at the SEC Men's Tournament March 9-12 at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, announced by league commissioner Mike Slive.

No one has dished out more assists in the history of the Southeastern Conference than Tuohy. His 830 assists still stands as the league career record, and his 260 assists in 1980 remains the SEC single-season standard.

From 1979 to 1982, Tuohy earned All-SEC honors three years and guided Ole Miss to the three consecutive postseason appearances for the first time in school history. He served as team captain for three years, including the 1981 squad that remains the only Ole Miss basketball team ever to win an SEC tournament championship.

Tuohy was selected to the All-SEC Academic Team, and in 1981, was named to the SEC All-Tournament team. The New Orleans native led Ole Miss to a 62-55 record in his tenure and became the first four-year Rebel player to graduate with a winning record.

In September 1998, Tuohy was inducted into the University of Mississippi Athletic Hall of Fame. He founded RGT Management, Inc. 18 years ago and has served as its President ever since. A franchisee with Yum Brands, Tuohy's company currently owns and operates over 75 restaurants, located in seven states, including Taco Bells, Pizza Huts, KFCs, Long John Silvers, and A&Ws. In his spare time Tuohy also serves as a radio and television analyst for the NBA Memphis Grizzlies. Sean and his wife of 24 years, Leigh Anne, are the proud Christian parents of daughter Collins, 19, a freshman at Ole Miss; Michael Oher, 19, also a freshman at Ole Miss; and Sean Jr.,12, a sixth grader at Briarcrest Christian School. They are members of Grace Evangelical Church in Memphis, Tenn., and have resided in Memphis for the past 24 years.

Each SEC Basketball Legend will be recognized at halftime of his institution's first game at the tournament.

Members of the 2006 class from the other 11 SEC schools include Jim Farmer, Alabama; Marvin Delph, Arkansas; Lee DeFore, Auburn; Andrew Moten, Florida; Joe Ward, Georgia; Ralph Beard, Kentucky; Dick Maile, LSU; Rickey Brown, Mississippi State; Larry Davis, South Carolina; Bill Justus, Tennessee and Jim Henry, Vanderbilt.

This marks the eighth year of the basketball legends program.

 

 

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