Thomas Mees

Class of

Inducted

Tom Mees, a 1967 graduate of Brandywine High School whose media career covered basketball, hockey and football, was a member of the school’s Broadcast Club and served as a baseball team manager.
Tom worked for WSER radio in Elkton, MD in 1970-71. A 1972 graduate of the University of Delaware, he helped start and run the first student-run radio station where he provided play-by-play for Blue
Hen football and basketball games. Tom spent six years as Sports Director of WILM AM and hosted a weekly sports talk show. In 1979-80  Tom became sports director of WFCA-TV in Tallahassee,
Florida, providing play-by-play at ESPN’s inception in 1979. Chris Berman joined him one month later. Tom served as anchor of ESPN’s Sports Center from 1979-1993, often mentioning University of
Delaware football and basketball scores. He announced college football and basketball games including the 1992 North Atlantic League championship game in which Delaware  qualified for its’
first-ever NCAA tournament bid. Tom became ESPN’s lead NHL announcer in 1993. Tom was emcee for several Blue Hen Hoop Club banquets. His favorite interview was NBA star Julius (Dr. J) Erving, . Tom
died in a 1996 drowning accident. Tubby Raymond commented “I am shocked and saddened. Tom was a fine young man and I admired his professionalism as he progressed through the stages of his career. He
was extremely dedicated to the University of Delaware, carrying our banner wherever he went.”

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