Born in Kingston, Ontario on February 5, 1934, Don Cherry is a retired NHL coach and hockey commentator. His illustrious career includes coaching Bobby Orr to the Stanley Cup in 1976 and a stint as GM of the Rochester Americans, the Boston Bruins’ AHL affiliate. He has also served as an acerbic sportswriter and author.
Cherry is also a well-known advocate of a tougher, more physical style of play. He has penned several books on the subject and has been a frequent guest on ESPN and CBC television.
The most interesting thing about Dr Cherry is his flamboyant personality and outspoken opinions. He is known for his outlandish hats and tuxedos as well as his philanthropy, donating millions of dollars to numerous causes. He has also been awarded a number of medals and awards.
A pulmonologist by trade, Dr Cherry is affiliated with the Sweetwater Hospital Association and accepts patients for consultations through telehealth services. He is certified to treat pulmonary diseases such as obstructive lung disease and sleep apnea.
He also has an extensive clinical and research background. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society and is a past president of the Tennessee chapter of the AHA.
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Don Cherry is a highly respected Canadian sporting icon and one of the affable guys in his field. He is the co-host of a long-running, Saturday-night hockey broadcast called Hockey Night in Canada and was a pioneering voice in the media whose apex was a witty, er, smarmy Coach’s Corner segment.