Tom started his career in Las Cruces, NM as an Elementary Physical Education teacher and coach, at Conlee and Mesilla Park Elementary Schools from 1974 to 1979.
In 1979 he joined the staff at Santa Fe High School as a Assistant Football coach. His staff won the only State Football Title in Santa Fe High School's history.
From 1979- 1985 Tom was a Physical Education Instructor at De Vargas Junior High School. He also coached Football, Boys and Girls Basketball and Boys and Girls Track.
Beginning in 1985 he filled various roles in the Santa Fe public school system, including Physical Education Instructor at Santa Fe High School and assistant Track and Head Girls Golf Coach; Physical Education Instructor at De Vargas Junior High School and Head Football Coach. He was named Director of Athletics at Santa Fe High School in 1994.
In 2002 Tom retired from Public Education after completing 28 years of service.
He joined St. Michael's in 2002 as Director of Athletics.
He is proud to hold 32 State Titles and 9 NMAA Director’s cups.
Tom's son is a graduate of St. Michael's High School Graduating Class of 2008 where he was a 3-sport athlete, including Captain and Quarterback of the 2007 State Championship Football Team and recipient of the Co-Athlete of the Year award.