Tom Hanvey

Class of 1981
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A man of show and awe, Tom Hanvey was able to use his experience as a gymnast, circus and theatre performer to mold a hall of fame coaching career that touched dozens of great athletes. From 1963-1996, Hanvey coached at Lipscomb University where he posted a record of 80-16. In that time, he coached 12 NAIA All-Americans, had eight undefeated seasons and had three SIGL individual champions. In 1979 alone, Hanvey was named NAIA Coach of the Year, received the NACGC Special Services Award and an Honorary Membership Award.

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A man of show and awe, Tom Hanvey was able to use his experience as a gymnast, circus and theatre performer to mold a hall of fame coaching career that touched dozens of great athletes. From 1963-1996, Hanvey coached at Lipscomb University where he posted a record of 80-16. In that time, he coached 12 NAIA All-Americans, had eight undefeated seasons and had three SIGL individual champions. In 1979 alone, Hanvey was named NAIA Coach of the Year, received the NACGC Special Services Award and an Honorary Membership Award.