Tom enters his 10th season as a member of the Wesleyan baseball program, following an amazing 52 years coaching baseball at Choate Rosemary Hall, one of the best private high schools in the country.
An alum of Choate, Tom attended Williams College, graduating in 1956 as President of his class. He has since been named to the Williams College All-Time Baseball Team. After graduation, he played professional baseball in the New York Yankees system in leagues from Montana to Washington to North Carolina. He also pitched in the prestigious Cape Cod League, and served as manager of the Orleans Cardinals for nine seasons, coaching, among others, Todd Helton, Nomar Garciappara and Frank Thomas. The Orleans Cardinals’ annual Thomas Yankus Pitching Award is named after him. In November, 2017, he was inducted into the Cape Cod League Hall of Fame.
A long-time English teacher at Choate, he was inducted into the Choate Athletics Hall of Fame in 1996 and in 2014, the baseball field was named after him. He is married to Julie Oxborough and they have two daughters, Annie and Alex.