Jim Tunney

Dr. Jim Tunney (Ed.D) is a former educator, NFL Referee, author, and motivational speaker. He has educated, motivated, and entertained audiences worldwide for over four decades.

During his 31-year career as an NFL official, Jim came to be known as the “Dean of NFL Referees.” He holds a number of league officiating records including back-to-back Super Bowls, 29 postseason assignments, 25 Monday Night Football games, and 10 conference championship games. He refereed numerous Pro Bowl games as well, and was on the field for some of the most memorable games and moments in NFL History.

Jim is also an accomplished speaker, having worked with major corporations and associations all over the world. A past president of the National Speakers Association and charter member of its Hall of Fame, he holds every professional and distinguished designation the NSA offers.

As an educator, Jim boasts 40 years in school administration. He has written or co-written 11 books, and continues to write a weekly email newsletter with over 6000 subscribers.






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