TOM BYRD (Deceased)
Inducted: July 18, 1988 in Tell City, IN
Date of Birth: December 27, 1923 in Terre Haute, IN
High School Attended: Tell City Graduated: 1942
High School Honors: Lettered in football 3 years; co-captain senior year.
College Attended: University of Evansville Graduated: 1949
George Peabody College MA 1954
Coaching Experience: Varsity football coach at Owensville 6 years, with a record of 24-22-1; varsity coach at Mt. Vernon 2 years, with a 7-9 record; varsity coach at Rockport 6 years, with a record of 43-8; freshman coach at Tell City 9 years, with a record of 50-26-3; overall coaching record of 124-65-4; retired from coaching in 1973.
Coaching Honors: PAC Champions 1955, 1959, 1960, 1964.
Outstanding Players Coached: Wayne Boultinghouse, Mike Stewart, Rick Alvey, Mike Smith, Steve Smith, Steve Lochmueller, Chris Kleeman, Pat Malone, Dan Talley, and Kevin Kast.
Family: Wife, Norma; children, Thomas and Jerry.
Coach Byrd passed away April 1, 1988.