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Dean of NFL Referees Jim Tunney on Personal Values

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Denise Griffitts

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Denise Griffitts interviews Dr. Jim Tunney, NFL Veteran of 31 years.

Known as “The Dean of NFL Referees” Jim Tunney has been consistently called upon by the media for comments on plays, games, and incidents that occur each week. His on-field career is exemplary having worked a record 29 post season games, 25 Monday Night games (when Monday Night Football was the game of the week), 10 championships games and 4 Super Bowls-2 of which were back-to-back.  To date, Jim Tunney is the only official in the Referee position to have done so.

A published author of 10 books, he currently writes “On the TUNNEYSIDE of SPORTS”, a weekly newspaper column for the Monterey County Herald, a local publication, along with his regular weekly sports blog, Tunney Side of Sports. HIs most recent book is Another 101 Best Tunney Side of Sports Columns, with the forward written by Herm Edwards. Watch Jim and Coach Don Shula discuss the book here.

Jim holds a doctorate in education from the University of Southern California, and is an internationally recognized professional expert in his field.  He speaks internationally on topics of leadership, T*E*A*M building, and customer care. He was inducted into the National Speakers Association Speakers Hall of Fame in 1980.