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 Tom Alexander

Coaching ∙ Monaca

 

 

 

 

A 1958 graduate of Monaca High School, Tom Alexander was a three year football letterman, a team captain, and an All County and All WPIAL lineman and linebacker. Tom also showed versatility by lettering in basketball and baseball, earning eight letters overall in his scholastic career. Tom became one of the all time Bucknell University greats. He was a two-way starter for three years was and named Lineman of the Week, All Mid Atlantic, All East, second team All State, Little All American honorable mention, All Sigma Chi All American, Bucknell’s Most Courageous Senior Athlete, and the Helms Foundation ROTC Athlete of the Year.

After graduation, Tom served in the US Army in Europe where he played football and was first team All Europe in 1963; he was invited to play in the Europe All Star Game and earned second team All Army honors. Tom began his 23 year coaching career in 1965 that included an 11 year stint as head football coach of Center and as a line coach at Hopewell and Ambridge. Tom was active in the Midwestern Athletic Conference Coaches Association and served as Scholastic Chairman. Bucknell honored Tom in 1966 by naming him as an offensive guard on the Team for the Ages and in 1970 to the college’s All Time team.