Founder and CEO
Tommy Limbaugh is the Founder & CEO of 4U Management LLC, a sports marketing company located in Orlando, Florida. 4U Management currently represents PGA TOUR golfers Lee Janzen and Ben Crane, Top 10 Golf Instructor Stan Utley, as well as other talented golfers. 4U Management has also had the pleasure of working with LPGA champion, In-Kyung Kim. Prior to starting 4U Management, Tommy was CEO and co-founder of SportsLink Consulting in Orlando for 11 years and represented pro golfers Patrick Sheehan, Tim Petrovic, Jim McGovern, Grant Waite and one of the top 5 golf instructors in the world, Rick Smith. SportsLink also represented Supercross/Motocross Champions Ricky Carmichael and James "Bubba" Stewart.
Before co-founding SportsLink, Tommy was Vice-President of Development and Client Relations for Leader Enterprises, Inc. in Orlando and represented PGA Tour players Payne Stewart and Paul Azinger. Leader also represented NFL coaches Bill Parcells, Joe Gibbs, Marty Shottenheimer and Dan Reeves, as well as Major League baseball players Chipper Jones, Frank Thomas, and Orel Hershiser, among others.
Tommy was Coach Limbaugh for 21 years at the Division I level before entering the business of professional sports. Tommy began his collegiate career at Texas Tech University in 1975. He then moved to the University of Mississippi serving as recruiting coordinator and assistant football coach. In only his second year in that position, he led Ole Miss in signing its first ever top-10 recruiting class in football.
After stints in the SWC and SEC, Tommy moved to the ACC as a member of Duke University's football staff. Once again he was recruiting coordinator and served as an assistant coach. Those years at Duke laid the groundwork for the first ACC Football Championship in 29 years. In 1986, recruiting guru, Max Emfinger, said during signing week that "Duke is vying for a top 5 berth" in terms of national success.
In 1987, Tommy left Duke for his alma mater the University of Alabama. While at Alabama, Tommy helped recruit the nucleus of the 1992 national championship team. Tommy also served as associate athletic director at Alabama. Among his many duties in that position was the implementation of a ticket marketing program for football. The program "Tide Pride" has been the most successful in the history of intercollegiate athletics. "Tide Pride" has generated more than $150 million for the University of Alabama Athletic Department. He also helped to successfully negotiate a multi-million dollar radio contract between the University of Alabama and Host Communications.
Tommy then moved to Lexington, Kentucky and the University of Kentucky as assistant head football coach and recruiting coordinator. While at Kentucky, four of five recruiting classes were ranked in the top 15 nationally.
In addition to being a sports consultant, Tommy also teaches a recruiting workshop, is a motivational speaker, and serves as a keynote speaker for national recruiting seminars. In 1987, Sports Magazine traveled with Tommy to write an article on "A week in the Life of a College Recruiter".
Tommy resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife Marcia. One of their daughters, Leslie, is a graduate of Duke University while their other daughter, Lauren, is a graduate of Auburn University. Tommy and Marcia are the proud grandparents of five boys.