Longtime St. Lawrence baseball coach Fay retires
CANTON - St. Lawrence University baseball coach Tom Fay has announced his retirement after 38 years as a coach and educator.
522 career victories are the most for any coach in school history.
ranks in the top 50 all-time for career wins among Division III baseball coaches, and was among the top 30 for active coaches prior to his
Fay joined the Saints' staff as a baseball coach and assistant football coach in fall 1972.
He graduated from Ithaca College, where he was a three-sport athlete, in 1968 and earned his masters degree at St. Lawrence in 1970.
took a one-year sabbatical from coaching in 1982 to gain a Ph.D from Boston University.
During his tenure at St. Lawrence, Fay spent over 20 years as the defensive coordinator for the football team, and had a two-year run as an assistant coach for the basketball team.
He also served as a regional chair and a member of the NCAA Division III National Baseball Committee from 1990-98.
A new St. Lawrence University
baseball field was dedicated in his
honor in fall 2002.
"Tom has influenced the lives of countless St. Lawrence students as both a coach and a teacher," said athletic director Margie Strait.