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Clio Area Schools Hall of Fame: Class of 2024 Inductee- Tom Healey


Posted on 06/28/2024

A long time staple and pillar of the Clio community and it’s athletic program, Tom Healey, a former teacher, coach, and athletic director, graduated from Dearborn Edsel Ford High School in 1965. Tom received his Bachelors from Western Michigan University and his Masters from Central Michigan University. Tom began his career as a teacher at Clio High School in 1969. He served as the Assistant Wrestling Coach under Ralph Forsythe from 1970 to 1975 before taking over as Head Wrestling Coach from 1976 to 1980. He moved to administration in 1983 when he took over as the Athletic Director for the district, a role that he would hold for fifteen years and bring unprecedented success and stability to the athletic program. Under his watch the Mustangs captured twenty-three Big 9 Championships, eighteen MHSAA District Championships, 12 MHSAA Regional Championships, and six MHSAA State Runner-up finishes. Tom served as the MIAAA Regional Director and Genesee County Athletic Director’s Association President from 1994 to 1998. He was named the MIAAA Regional Athletic Director of the Year in 1995. In the fall of 1998, Tom became the Athletic Director at Mott Community College, a position he held from 1998 to 2010. During this time, Mott captured four National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Championships and finished in the top four nationally in four separate sports. Tom was named the Michigan Community College Athletic Association Athletic Director of the Year in 2003 and served as the MCCAA Vice President from 2004 to 2010. Following his retirement as Athletic Director, Tom has remained active within the athletic department at Mott to this day. Clio Area Schools is proud to call Tom Healey a Mustang and for setting the standard of excellence that we will continue to pursue both on the field and in the classroom.

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