- Post by: mcalibrary
- December 19, 2023
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Tom Nolan spent his early youth in Connorsville and attended St. Peter’s Schools until 1953. His family then moved and as a result his great high school sports career flourished at St. James High School in Chester and at PMC (Penna. Military College), now Widener University.
He played three years of football at St. James and four at PMC, and was good enough to be named Little All American and be drafted by the New York Titans of the fledgling American Football League. But his greatest achievements came in track. He was Middle Atlantic Conference Shot Put Champion three of the four years he competed. And his heave of 50’6” still remains his school record.
After graduation he coached successfully at Susquehanna High School in New Freedom. He moved on to Susquehanna High School in Glen Rock, PA., and was head track coach and assistant football coach there for a number of years. He was about to become head football coach there when he died. He was only 28.