Athletic Department

Athletic Department: Tom C. Childress

Tom C. Childress

Year Inducted: 1998
Category: Basketball/ Athletic Director


- Basketbball, 1960-64, playing on legendary coach Sam Moir's first four teams
- Co-captain in 1964
- Scored 515 career points from guard position
- Graduate assistant coach at Appalachain State, 1967-68
- Outstanding basketball coach at Pfeiffer, 1969-83
- Carolinas Conference Coach of the Year, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1982
- Team was CC champs and nationally ranked in 1979 (15th)
- Athletic Director at Pfeiffer, 1977-90
- Expanded Pfeiffer program from 9 to 14 varsity sports
- Expanded Pfiffer athletic facilities in tennis, softball, lacrosse, and field hockey
- Instituted Pfeiffer Sports Hall of Fame
- Instituted Pfeiffer high school invitational tournament
- Led growth of Falcon Club from 100 to 400 members
- Seven Pfeiffer teams advanced to national playoffs; field hockey NCAA II national champions
- Inducted into Pfeiffer College Sports Hall of Fame, 1992
- Athletic Director at Catawba, 1995-96
- Senior vice president for development and athletics at Catawba, 1996-present

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