Tom is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.  Though he graduated in four years, he stayed a fifth in order to hone his piano and welding skills.  A former member of the basketball team in college, he has moved across the pond to get paid to sweat and shoot beautiful lefty jump-shots. 

While not playing basketball, he has spent time substitute teaching, and once while teaching phys. ed., made five straight classes watch the movie "Rudy." An avid Netflix lover, it is believed he once watched the entire series of "Friday Night Lights" and "Orange is the New Black" in a single week.