Terry Hanson Biography
Terry Hanson (born June 16, 1947) is an American radio personality of the John Boy and Billy Big Show, a nationally syndicated radio show. He was the first head of the sports division at TBS Sports and a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year. He has also owned and operated the Charlotte, North Carolina-based Hanson Enterprises since 1994.
Terry Hanson Age
Hanson was born on June 16, 1947, in East St. Louis, Illinois, U.S. He is 72 years old as of 2019.
Terry Hanson Education
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from St. Benedict’s College (now Benedictine College) in Atchison, Kansas, in 1968; two years later, in 1970, Hanson earned his master’s degree in Education from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. After this, he began his professional career at Benedictine in Atchison, Kansas, where he was the head coach in both soccer and baseball, and he was named the National Soccer Coach of the Year in 1974 by the NAIA.
Terry Hanson Real Estate
The St Marys Professionals Real Estate was established in 1987. Since then it has maintained and built a solid business reputation based upon the results achieved for each client.
Terry Hanson Career
Hanson spent four summers as an associate scout for two major league baseball teams: the Philadelphia Phillies and the San Diego Padres. He also spent five seasons as a senior executive for three North American Soccer League (1968–1984) teams: the Rochester Lancers, the Washington Diplomats, and the Atlanta Chiefs.
From 1980 to 1984, Hanson worked as a Turner Sports executive. In 1982, Hanson, Robert Wussler, and Russ Potts successfully outbid CBS to air what was dubbed “The Game of the Decade” on Turner Network Television—a college basketball game pitting The University of Virginia against the Georgetown Hoyas in a matchup which featured the two biggest stars in college basketball at the time, Ralph Sampson and Patrick Ewing. This was an important step for sports broadcasting on cable television, as high-profile sporting event broadcasts had always been featured on major networks prior to this. it was also the first use of the name “Turner Network Television” (or TNT).
From 1984-1991, Hanson was a PGA Tour executive serving as Director of Communications and Broadcasting. He also negotiated network coverage. Hanson was hired in 1991 to oversee the Raycom Sports events division, which included the Blockbuster Bowl and the Diet Pepsi Tournament of Champions, later titled by Harris Teeter, Food Lion and Hardee’s, which was a high-profile college basketball tournament. Since 2007, Hanson has been a regular ensemble member on The John Boy and Billy Big Show. He has also done television color analyst work in college basketball and professional soccer.
Terry Hanson 97.3
The team at Brisbane’s 97.3FM has been left reeling with the news that Terry Hansen is leaving the Breakfast show. Terry made the shock announcement this morning, telling listeners that he’d decided to leave his radio home of 14-years for health and family reasons. He also explained that ARN management had tried to convince him to stay on with an offer of reduced hours or anything that would keep him on-air as part of the ‘Bianca, Terry and Bob Show’.
But after a health scare late last year, and prompted by the concerns of his family, Terry decided leaving radio was the right thing to do. “My family has been adamant that they want me well first and foremost. My daughter told me that she would not take up her place in Melbourne if it meant that I had to keep working so hard.” “My wife, who is a brilliant and supportive woman, told me that she doesn’t think I can get myself right while doing such a big job.” 97.3FM’s Content Director Barry Drinkwater says he’ll be a tough act to follow, but the station fully supports his decision to leave.
“All at 97.3FM are saddened that Terry will be leaving the Breakfast Show, however, we fully support him to spend more time on his health and family. “Terry has been an integral part of Brisbane. There are so many great achievements for Terry, the Breakfast team, and the station over the years, not least most recently with Bianca and Bob. “We will have an exciting announcement in the coming weeks regarding Terry’s replacement to join Bianca and Bob, and we’ll be focusing over the next month on celebrating his fabulous contribution of the last 14 years.
Terry Hanson Medical intervention
In 2005, Charlotte Observer writer Michael Gordon wrote an article titled, “Life, Death and Terry Hanson.” In the article, Gordon documents four separate times in Hanson’s life when he was in the right place at the right time to come to a person’s rescue:
1970—While Hanson was the baseball and soccer coach at St. Benedict’s College in Atchison, Kansas, he performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on a retired Army officer, who had collapsed in front of Hanson’s office. At the age of 23, Hanson was unable to save his life.
1972—Hanson’s friend, Ed Ireland, went missing on a Saturday night after closing the Knights of Columbus in Atchison, Kan with Hanson and friend Richard Dyer. The following Monday, Hanson, Dyer and Ireland’s brother went searching for their friend. They stopped at every skid mark on a 20-mile stretch of highway. By a stroke of luck, Dyer slipped down an embankment and spotted Ireland pinned underneath his car in the mud.
1991—Lloyd Cox, 86 at the time, collapsed at a baseball game. Nearby, Hanson rushed over and performed CPR on Cox for ten minutes. Afterward, a paramedic told onlookers had Hanson not stepped into action, they would have watched Cox die.
2005—Hanson was at a lunch meeting with friend Andy Abdow when Abdow collapsed at the restaurant from a heart attack. Hanson performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation while two other men assisted; Abdow was later stabilized by repeated shocks from a defibrillator at a hospital where he stayed for 15 days.
Terry Hanson Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Hanson is under review. The information will be updated soon.