Tom graduated from Plymouth High in 1948. In 8th grade basketball, he won the Luzerne County championship. As a sophomore he was the varsity squad’s leading scorer. As a junior, the undefeated team won the Wyoming Valley League championship. Tom was first team All-Scholastic. As a senior, undefeated, they again won the Wyoming League championship. The team had a record of 25 wins-3 losses, final loss to York in Eastern PA semi-finals. He was co-captain of the team. Tom made first team All-Scholastic, received honorable mention State of PA, led team in assists and steals. He earned 2 track letters, competing in broad jump and 440 yard run, finishing 2nd in the Valley in 1947. Tom was assistant basketball coach at Kingston High School 1953-1955. 1956-1962 he was varsity basketball coach, with a record of 130 wins-55 losses. He was freshman football coach 1954-1962. Tom played and coached the Plymouth V.F.W. team, winning the open division of the Rogers tournament with 3 consecutive championships, retiring the trophy. Tom played basketball at Bloomsburg University, a broken ankle finishing his career. Tom was principal at Rutter Avenue School 1954-1962 at Clarkstown School District 1966-1985, fifteen of these years at West Nyack Elementary. For ten years after retiring, a scholarship in Tom’s name was presented to a graduating student at Clarkstown High School. Tom resides in Dallas, PA with his wife Charlotte. They have two children, James and William.