Teresa Weatherspoon Biography

January 24, 2020
First published on:January 24, 2020
by Vineet

Facts of Teresa Weatherspoon

Birth Name Teresa Gaye Weatherspoon
Birth Place Pineland, Texas
Famous Name Teresa Weatherspoon
Birth Date December 8, 1965
Father Charles Sr
Mother Rowena Weatherspoon
Net Worth $2 million
Salary $600,000
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 80 kg
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession Coach
Currently Working For Lousiana Tech
University attended Louisiana Tech

Teresa Gaye Weatherspoon also known as Teresa Weatherspoon is a retired American basketball player who played for the New York Liberty and Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA. Along with Diana Taurasi, Teresa was voted by fans as one of the Top 15 players in WNBA history in 2011.

Teresa's achievement marked her name on WNBA Top 20, a list of the league's best 20 players ever in celebration of the WNBA's twentieth anniversary along with former player Seimone Augustus, and Sue Bird.

Born on December 8, 1965, in Pineland, Texas, the retired WNBA player Teresa served as the head basketball coach of the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters during 2011 and been the Gold Medalist for several times while representing her nation in the World Stage.

Earnings and Net Worth of former WNBA Player

The 52-year-old retired WNBA player is serving as the player's development coach at the New Orleans Pelicans where she is earning around $1 million per annum. Teresa is one of the exceptional players of her time and probably she had earned between $1 million to $1.5 million through her playing earning.

Teresa Weatherspoon Waving Her Hand From Her Luxury Rid SOURCE: Facebook @Teresa Weatherspoon

Her estimated net worth is at around $1 million as per 2020 and before heading to Pelicans, she was the player's development coach at the Lousiana Tech where she used to earn $500,000 per year. She has also represented her nation in international games and at the Olympics where she has won four gold medals through which she may have earned thousands of dollars. 

She also the writer of a book like Teresa Weatherspoon's Basketball for Girls, which is filled with anecdotes and advice on improving basketball skills for young girls.

Teresa Weatherspoon's Sexuality and Marital Life 

Alike the WNBA star Sue Bird, the former WNBA Point Guard, and 5-time WNBA All-Star is openly a lesbian. She reportedly is unmarried and is single at the moment. However, she is the mother of two children and she frequently shares their pictures with her on Facebook.

Teresa Weatherspoon And Kids SOURCE: Facebook @Teresa Weatherspoon

The kids might have been adopted by Teresa as she has not been reported to bein any domestic relationship with any partner.

Earlier, there were several rumors that the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year was hooked up with Tyra Banks, an American television personality, in 1999.

Teresa Weatherspoon ANd Her Rumored Partner SOURCE: Facebook @Teresa Weatherspoon

Besides, she was also rumored to have linked up with Chanel County. The rumor made a sensation when Gay City News publicly announced that both of these couples spotted on a Capitale Night For The Women.

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The former Point guard grew up in the Pineland with her two brothers and three sisters. She was the part of the Nuclear family where her father Charles Sr. was a minor league player of baseball. Her father used to play from the Minnesota Twins and her mother Rowena Weatherspoon used to mang their households.

The love for sports came from her father but she considered her mother as a great source of inspiration and she credited her mother for her success.

Top 15 Best player in WNBA History

Teresa was not just a player- she was one of the greatest players of all-time in WNBA history who had added many exceptional records in her basketball career.

Teresa Weatherspoon Induction Into The Hall Fame SOURCE: Facebook @Teresa Weatherspoon

She won four gold medals for her nation and she was voted by fans as one of the Top 15 players in the fifteen-year history of the WNBA. Later, she was also included among the 20 best players in WNBA history on 20 year anniversary of WNBA.

Career Highlights

  • 1986 World Championships Gold Medalist (with Team USA)
  • 1986 Goodwill Games Gold Medalist (with Team USA)
  • 1987 World University Games Gold Medalist (with Team USA)
  • 1988 Olympic Games Gold Medalist (with Team USA)
  • 1992 Olympic Games Bronze Medalist (with Team USA)
  • NCAA Division I champion (1988)
  • 2× WAC regular-season champion (2009, 2011)
  • WAC Tournament champion (2010)
  • Wade Trophy winner (1988)
  • Honda Sports Award for basketball (1988)
  • 2× Kodak All-American (1987, 1988)
  • America South Player of the Year (1988)


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