Tom Wilson

Madison-Grant High School/Eastbrook High School

Tom WilsonTOM WILSON Tom Wilson was part of the first graduating class of Madison-Grant High School in 1970.  Tom was a standout athlete at Madison-Grant, participating in baseball, basketball, football and track, earning 12 varsity letters.  He set the shot put record in track, and held it for several years.    Tom was a 4-year letter winner in track at Ball State University, where he completed his bachelor’s degree in education.   After graduating from Ball State in 1974, Tom was hired at Eastbrook, where he served for 42 years as a health and PE teacher.  During his time at Eastbrook, Tom was probably most well-known for being an outstanding coach in several sports.  Tom was an assistant football coach from 1986-2015, serving as Defensive Coordinator from 1989-2015.  Tom was part of 2 State Runner-up teams, 2 Semi-State Championships, 4 Regional Championships, 12 Sectional Championships, and 18 Conference Championships.  Tom was also selected as Defensive Coordinator in the North-South Indiana All-Star Game. Tom coached girl’s basketball at Eastbrook from 1987 to 2001.  During this time, he won more than 150 games, 3 Conference Championships, 5 Grant-4 Championships, and 2 Sectional Championships.  Tom also coached softball at Eastbrook from 1990 to 2010, winning more than 300 games.  He led his teams to 5 Grant-4 Championships, 2 Conference Championships, 5 Sectional Championships, 1 Regional and 1 Semi-State Championship.  This led to 1 Final Four appearance, prior to class softball.  Tom also coached in the Indiana All-Star softball game. Tom Wilson was an outstanding motivator, and was known for getting the absolute most out of the players and teams he coached.  He touched the lives of hundreds of Eastbrook athletes over the years, and was loved by those he coached and those who coached with him. Tom passed away on June 19, 2019.