Tuohy is known for being the adoptive father of NFL offensive lineman Michael Oher, a story portrayed in the movie The Blind Side. Tuohy was a standout college athlete himself. He led the SEC in assists all four years he played basketball at Ole Miss and is the all-time leader in assists for the conference. Tuohy led Ole Miss to their first ever national tournament in 1981. He is a member of the SEC All-Century team and was only the fourth Ole Miss basketball player to be named to the institution’s Hall of Fame.