Graduated from the University of Louisville last May with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and a minor in Health Education. Attended Holy Trinity Grade School and St. Xavier High School ('95). Drafted to play minor league baseball by the Chicago White Sox in 1995 and also played in the Cincinnati Reds organization. Retired from baseball in 2004. Played football at University of Louisville in 1995. Has coached youth baseball for the past 8 years and has been an assistant coach for the St. Xavier Football team the past 2 years. Tighe is married and has 4 children. They are members of St. Michael's Parish.