Tony Khan
Tony Khan

As an eighth grader, Tony was passionate about sports.  Early in his first semester at Uni he signed on with Subbie Boys Basketball coach Rick Murphy to assist the team as a manager.  Soon after, he ventured down the street to Kenney Gym and concluded the high school basketball season on the bench.  As years passed, Tony's duties and responsibilites increased to the point during his senior year where he was the Head Coach in a game at Kenney Gym when the head coach was ill.  On January 11, 2001 the Khan led Illineks Uni jumped out to a 20-2 first quarter lead and never looked back as Uni was victorious 63-20.  Khan's classmates and players showered him with water to celebrate his first and only victory as head coach.

Tony's high school career was more than just spent in the gymnasium.  As a staff member of the Gargoyle, Tony found his passion in writing and contributed in many ways to the award winning publication.

Post Uni, Tony graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2007.  Over the next decade and a half, Tony became the co-owner of the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars' organization and currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Football Technology & Analytics. In January of 2018, the Jaguars advanced to the American Football Conference Championship game.

In 2017, Khan was named co-owner and Vice Chairman/Director of Football Operations of Fulham F.C., an English professional football league team.  Under Khan's guidance, Fulham has twice been promoted to the Premiere League.

In late 2018, Khan fulfilled a lifelong dream by starting his own professional wrestling company, All Elite Wrestling. The AEW signed many talented wrestlers and Khan was able to draw on the ideas of his youth in holding their first event, Double or Nothing in Las Vegas. Khan serves as President and CEO and in a short time turned a one-time dream into a true compeititor of the long established other wrestling organization. The AEW is aired on pay-per-view as well as weekly on cable's TNT.

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Gargoyle Editor

Served as a co-editor-chief of the student newspaper The Gargoyle.

Senior Quote

"You know, I'm both the European Champion and the Intercontinental Champion. And a lot of people come up to me and say, 'Kurt Angle, Olympic Gold Medalist, Eurocontinental Champion, which belt weighs more, the European Title or the Intercontinental Title?' And actually the answer might surprise you  The European Title actually weighs a little more. I think it's because the European title represents more countries than the Intercontinental." - Kurt Angle