Tom was inducted into the Coach’s Hall of Fame in 2016.
Tom started the girls golf program at Western Dubuque Epworth in 1970. He coached 44 years and had over a 1000 wins.
His teams won 16 conference championships in the Big Bend and WaMac conference.
Tom's teams qualified for the state tournament seven times. He also had 10 individuals qualify with two state runner-up medalists.
Tom was also inducted into both the wrestling and football Iowa Coaches Hall of Fame.
Tom still lives in Epworth with his wife Kathy. They have four grown children and nine grandchildren.