Thomas DeRosa '60
life has been one blessed with many successful athletic endeavors.Upon graduation from E.F. he attended Pitt on a soccer scholarship and he was a member of the Pitt Panther intercollegiate soccer team.Tom transferred to California State Teachers College where he was a member of the football team, leading the nation in punting at that level in 1961.Tom DeRosa graduated from California State with a Bachelor of Science degree. Tom
played soccer as an amateur and professional from 1959 through 1976.He
was a Pan Am selection in 1960 and earned an Olympic tryout in 1964.He
played on numerous National Cup tournaments, reaching the finals in Cup competition as an amateur and as a professional.Tom played soccer professionally for the Pittsburgh Indians in 1962, and in 1972 he played professionally for the Canonsburg Maggis. Tom DeRosa has been a member of the PGA since 1965.He served as the Head Golf Pro at Phillipsburg Country Club in 1965 and Greene County Country Club from 1966 to 1968.Tom
qualified for the PGA
Senior Tour and has competed in regional and major tournaments; in 1997, he
qualified for the PGA Senior Tournament at Quicksilver. Tom started the soccer program at Canon McMillan High School in 1971-972; he served as the boys' soccer coach at E.F. from 1984 to 1986, qualifying for the WPIAL playoffs two of the three seasons.Tom
then moved his
soccer coaching career to Robert Morris College
from 1987 to 1989 at the Division I level in the NEC Conference
, one of the premier soccer conferences in the nation during this period.In 1989, his
team posted a 19-2 record that still stands as the college's most successful soccer season ever!
Tom's tremendous leg strength earned him a spot on the Steelers preseason roster as a punter in 1968.
Another of Tom's diversified accomplishments was that he
trained championship grouse dogs from 1979 to 1991, having one dog claim 2nd place at the National Trials. Tom
has pursued other ventures outside the athletic arena, some of which are: owning and operating Lock Four Car Wash, Kawasaki of Pittsburgh
, Valley Car Wash, Mr. Lube and repair shop, and Elite Motors Used Car Lot.
...Tom was also elected to serve as Chairman of Forward Township's Board of Supervisors.