(Recruiting Area: Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia)
Tom Szymanski returned to his alma mater as an assistant football coach in the spring of 2017 and begins his third autumn coaching the cornerbacks in 2019. A Trinity graduate in 2015 where he enjoyed a storied career on the gridiron as a three-time, All-NESCAC outside linebacker, Szymanski came to Trinity after two seasons as an assistant at John Carroll University in Ohio. In 2018, Szymanski assisted on a defense that allowed 9.8 ppg (3rd nationally) and was 2nd nationally in turnover margin (1.56), helping the Bantams post an 8-1 record and win the NESCAC Championship title. He mentored All-NESCAC First Team DB Dominique Seagears in 2017.
Szymanski coached running backs, served as special teams co-coordinator, and was responsible for offensive quality control at John Carroll. He helped guide the Blue Streaks to an Ohio Athletic Conference Championship and an NCAA Division III Championship Semifinal appearance in 2016. During the summer of 2015, Szymanski was a participant in the Reese’s Senior Bowl Scout School where he worked with NFL scouts to learn the various aspects of scouting and player personnel and development.
Szymanski owns a bachelor’s degree from Trinity in American Studies, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree from his alma mater in public policy & law. He was the team’s Chad Mooney Defensive MVP in 2014, the David Poulin Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2011 and a key member of Trinity’s 2012 NESCAC Championship squad. Szymanski attend Phillips Academy Andover and is a native of Dracut, Mass.