Don Cherry is a Canadian hockey commentator for CBC Television. There is a regular Don Cherry appearance as co-host on the “Coach’s Corner” intermission segment on the long running Canadian sports program “Hockey Night.” He also joined ESPN as a commentator during the latter stages of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Before the first Don Cherry appearance as a broadcaster, Cherry was a National Hockey League player and coach. He is a famous author, syndicated radio commentator for The Fan Radio Network, and celebrity endorser. He created the Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Hockey video series.
The first Don Cherry appearance as a coach was in the middle of the 1971 to 1972 season, when he became the coach of the American Hockey League’s Rochester Americans. In his third season, he was voted the AHL’s Coach of the Year. His three-year stint in Rochester led him to an NHL head coaching job.
Cherry was hired as a studio analyst for CBC’s playoff coverage of the 1980 Stanley Cup. He was hired full-time as a color commentator in 1981.
**Don Cherry Speaker**
Don Cherry was an assistant coach for Team Canada at the 1976 Canada Cup and was head coach for Canada’s team at the 1981 IIHF World Hockey Championship in Stockholm, Sweden. He was also part-owner and the former coach of the Ontario Hockey League’s Mississauga IceDogs. And thanks to his years of work in broadcasting, a Don Cherry speaker appearance means not only will this experienced player and coach have a lot to say, he’ll be comfortable and articulate talking about it.
**Don Cherry Appearance**
Cherry is known for his outspoken manner, flamboyant dress, and steadfast patriotism. He also developed a reputation for being an eccentric coach who strongly encouraged physical play from his team. Among the various Don Cherry appearances are his front page feature in ESPN.com, and his voice for the charity song, “Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Techno” for Canadian Techno group BKS. He was also granted honorary membership of the Police Association of Ontario, and was made a Dominion Command Honorary Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion in recognition of “his longstanding and unswerving support of … Canadians in uniform”. In February 2008, Cherry was awarded the Canadian Forces Medallion for Distinguished Service for “unwavering support to men and women of the Canadian Forces, honoring fallen soldiers on his CBC broadcast during Coach’s Corner, a segment of Hockey Night in Canada.
**Don Cherry Endorsement**
Cherry, along with his trademark bull terrier, Blue, has lent his considerable persona to selected charitable causes, most significantly, organ donation awareness. Aside from broadcasting, Cherry also manages The Darling Home for Kids (formerly Rose Cherry’s Home for Kids), an orphanage in memory of his wife, Rose Cherry. In recent years, he has become one of the biggest public personalities to endorse Cold FX cold medication. In the first year Don Cherry worked for the company, $1 from every bottle sold of COLD-FX was donated to Rose Cherry’s Home for Kids. He also appeared in Quizno’s sandwich advertisements as well as in advertisements for various franchised sports bars and restaurants. Obviously, a Don Cherry endorsement has been a powerful tool for numerous other causes and companies, so contact TSE Speakers to see what a Don Cherry endorsement can do for you.
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