Donald Stewart Cherry, also known as Don Cherry, is a Canadian former ice hockey commentator who was born on February 5, 1934, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is also a sportswriter, a former professional hockey player, and the National Hockey League’s head coach (NHL).
Early Life of Don Cherry
Donald Stewart Cherry, aka Don Cherry, was born on February 5, 1934, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada to Delmar (Del) and Maude Cherry. His father was an amateur athlete who worked as an electrician for Canadian Steamship Lines.
Dick Cherry, his younger brother, played hockey at various levels, including two seasons in the National Hockey League with the Philadelphia Flyers.
He is 85 years old as of 2019 and was born under the sign of Aquarius. He is an American by nationality, and he is White by ethnicity. Concerning his education, he attended various high schools that were not named.
Estimated Net Worth of Don Cherry
Don Cherry’s net worth is estimated to be $14 million as of 2019. However, his salary is still unknown.
Who is Don Cherry Wife?
In terms of his personal life, he was previously married to Rosemarie Martini in 1957. Tim and Cindy Cherry were the couple’s two children. Unfortunately, she died of cancer on June 1, 1997.
Cherry then married Luba Cherry in 1999. As a result, they are living a happy married life, and there is no rumor or issue about their separation and affair.
Don Cherry: Rumors and Controversy
On November 9th, 2019, the public chastised him for remarks he made during Coach’s Corner. Don was fired from Hockey Night in Canada. Furthermore, he made racial remarks about racial immigrants.
Body Measurement of Don Cherry
Don Cherry, an American commentator, is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 82 kg. Don has 5527 Instagram followers and 809k Twitter followers.
Don Cherry’s Professional Career
- To begin, Don began his career in junior hockey with the Barrie Flyers and Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey Association.
- In fact, he has won the award for the best defender as well as the Memorial Cup.
- In addition, he played in an NHL game in 1955 after making history in minor hockey.
- After struggling as a Cadillac salesman and a construction worker, he began his coaching sessions in 1972.
- He also worked as a house painter before being hired as the coach of the American Hockey League’s Rochester Americans in 1972, where he was named Coach of the Year.
- After 5 years as a coach for the Boston team, he retired and became a commentator on the same sport.
- Don co-hosted his show ‘Don Cherry’s Grapeline’ with Brian Williams on CFRB radio in Toronto and its sister stations from 1984 to 2019, before moving in 1994 to The FAN 590 and the Sportsnet Radio network.
- He also appeared in Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story, and The Wrath of Games: The Don Cherry Show II.