Thomas A. Mont
Induction Year: 1992
Sport (s): Coaching

A teacher, coach and director of athletics at DePauw, Tom Mont came to the school in 1959 as head football coach and retired in 1987 as chair of the health, physical education and recreation department and director of athletics. His 18-year stint as head football coach remains the longest in school history but more impressive was his 12-5-1 record against Wabash. Mont's 67 wins rank third in school history. In his time as director of athletics he was instrumental in the University's move out of the Indiana Collegiate Conference, which was a big school league, and into the Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference. Following an outstanding athletic career in football, basketball and lacrosse at the University of Maryland, Mont played three seasons of professional football with the Washington Redskins as quarterback and defensive halfback. He spent the 1950 season as backfield coach of the Redskins, then returned to Maryland as backfield assistant in 1951. Five years later he became head coach of the Terrapins. In 1958, he coached in the annual Blue-Gray game in Montgomery, Ala. He also participated in two Orange Bowl games and one Sugar Bowl. Mont has previously been inducted into the University of Maryland and state of Maryland Athletic Halls of Fame as well as the Indiana Football Hall of Fame. In 1983, DePauw alumni named Mont "Alumni Faculty Fellow" in recognition of his promotional work with the alumni nationwide.