ALEX E. THOM (Deceased)
Inducted: August 2, 1974 in Bloomington, IN
Date of Birth: August 22, 1906 in Chicago, IL
High School Attended: Parker HS, Chicago Graduated: 1923
High School Honors: Played with Division B Champions 1923; track captain 1924.
College Attended: Monmouth College, IL Graduated: 1928
College Honors: Played with Illinois Conference and Midwest Conference Champs 1925-1926; All-Conference Team 1926-1927; football captain in 1927; lettered 3 years in football, track, wrestling, and swimming; received the Norris Trophy for All-Around Athlete of the Year 1928.
Coaching Experience: Freshman football coach at Monmouth College 1928, with a record of 8-0; head football coach at New Albany HS, with record of 107-82-9.
Coaching Honors: Southern Indiana Athletic Conference Champions 1935; mythical State Co-Champions 1936; 1 undefeated season 1936; only 1 loss in four seasons.
Special Recognition: One of the founders of Southern Indiana Conference in 1934; Athletic Director of New Albany High School 1954-1973; Athletic Director of the Year in Indiana 1971-1972.
Coach Thom passed away December 1, 1982.