Tom Marshall

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In 1951-52, Tom Marshall led Lewes High School to undefeated seasons in football and basketball, and only one loss in baseball – a phenomenal year. In football, he was captain,
play-calling tailback and the punter for the 9-0 Pirates. In 1952, Tom showed great promise on the Delaware freshman football team, but did not return. Instead, he joined the Coast Guard, where in
football he was named to the Coast Guard All-Service Team in 1956 and in 1957 to the prestigious All-Navy Team as a two-way end and punter. In 1958 and 1959, Tom was a starting end, linebacker, and
punter for Wesley Junior College. In 1959, he led the nation in punting with a more than 44-yard average, was named All-American, and was selected to play in the East-West All-American game – all
firsts for Wesley. In 1985, he was inducted into Wesley’s Hall of Fame. Transferring to the University of Detroit, Tom was the team’s punter. In his first game against Iowa State, Marshall boomed two
60-yarders. Halfway through the season, he was ranked number four in the nation with a 44.3 average. Following graduation, Tom embarked on a 32-year coaching career. As offensive coordinator at C.W.
Post in 1971, Marshall’s Post teams led the nation in total offense and played Delaware in the Boardwalk Bowl. In 1973 and 1976, Post won the Lambert Trophy as the top small college in the East.
After retiring, Tom published three books. 



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