ZUPANCIC, TOM

TOM ZUPANCIC

Inducted:  November 21, 2000 in Indianapolis, IN    
       
Date of Birth:  September 21, 1955 in Indianapolis

High School Attended:  Indpls. Cathedral      Graduated:  1973
High School Honors:  3-year football starter; two-time All-City and All-State; as a wrestler, 2 Sectional Championships, 2 Regional Championships, and 4th in State.

College Attended:  IN Central University       Graduated:  1978

College Honors:  4-year football starter; State Wrestling Champ for 3 years; National AAU Champion in Freestyle Wrestling.

Coaching Experience:  Served from 1984 to 1997 as Indianapolis Colts strength and conditioning coach; strength coach since 1998.

Coaching Honors:  Named the NFL's Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year 1996.

Special Recognition:  Awarded Sagamore of the Wabash by Indiana Governor Evan Bayh 1996; named Director of Business Development for Colts in 1998; serves on the Board of Directors for the Children's Bureau, Broken Wagon Ranch, PAL Club, and Speedway Exchange Club; has been a part of 4 USA National Wrestling Teams, member of two USA World Teams, and an alternate on both the 1980 and 1984 USA Greco Roman Olympic wrestling teams; won the Canadian, AAU, and USWF National Wrestling Championships; owns an undefeated record in 86 state, regional, and national power-lifting exhibitions since 1974; finished 2nd in 1993's Strongest Man in America competition; owns and operates his own gym; author of Strength and Conditioning for Football and Then Some; received Bob Williams "Helping Hand Award" 2012 from Indiana Sportswriters and Sportcasters Association.

Family:  Wife, Carrie; children, Katie, Jake, and John Thomas.