Tom Myers
Tom Myers
Title: Running Backs Coach
Email: myers@lakeforest.edu
"Division III is simply the only level where the players are truly able to mix academics and athletics. The athletes play because of a true love of the game! If you don’t believe me, come watch us practice or play on Saturdays."
- Assistant Football Coach Tom Myers

 

Tom Myers is in his 19th season on the Forester coaching staff but first working with the team's running backs. He directed the linebackers for two years before taking over the defensive line coaching duties in 2003 and moving to the other side of the ball to work with the wide receivers last year. Lake Forest has posted an 82-62-61 Midwest Conference record and claimed a pair of league titles during his time at the College.

Under Myers’ direction, Forester wideouts surpassed 2,000 receiving yards in 2018 and Chris Edomwande was named First Team All-MWC South after catching 61 passes for 798 yards and 10 touchdowns. Seven different payers at the position caught at least one touchdown pass during the season.

Myers has been the position coach for three MWC Defensive Players of the Year (linebacker Casey Urlacher in 2002 and defensive end David Bleitner in 2003 and 2004) and a total of 32 all-conference selections. During his time as defensive line coach he team had at least one all-conference seleection at the position in 12 consecutive seasons. He has coached three different Foresters to all-region honors and a pair to All-American distinction. Five of the top 10 career tackles for loss totals in program history, as well as the second-highest tackle and sack totals, were turned in by players he coached.

Prior to joining the Forester staff, Myers posted a 92-54 record in 14 years as the head coach at Lake Forest High School, guided the Scouts to eight Illinois High School Playoff appearances, and accumulated an 11-8 postseason record.

He was also a basketball coach at the high school from 1977-85 and coached the baseball team from 1979-2009.

Myers and his wife Carol live in Lake Forest and he is retired from teaching at the high school.