Tom captured four Winnipeg Senior Box Lacrosse League Championships while coaching in 1974 and 1975 with the St. Boniface Clubs, and in 1978 and 1983 with the Elmwood Clubs. He won the Canadian Division II Field Lacrosse Championship in 1985 and repeated as champions again in 1986 while coaching the Manitoba Senior Men’s Field Lacrosse Team.

Tom initiated the high school field lacrosse competition in the mid-1980s, organized a Summer Field Lacrosse League, and conducted lacrosse workshops for other physical education supervisors and their school divisions, women’s lacrosse groups, Manitoba’s universities, rural communities and First Nations’ reserves.

As an administrator, Tom served a lengthy term as president of the Manitoba Lacrosse Association and simultaneously sat on the Board of the Canadian Lacrosse Association until 1992. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation in 1996-1998. Tom has been duly recognized with several awards, most notably the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award in 2012 and the Canada 125 Medal in 1994. Tom is an original member of the Manitoba Lacrosse Hall of Fame and currently serves as president of the organization.

 

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