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2015-Coach Tommy Brown

Coach Tommy Brown
Coach Tommy Brown
Coach Tommy Brown
Coach Tommy Brown

  Aztec Schools Hall of Honor

 

Coach Tommy Brown

 

Coach Brown graduated from Aztec High School 1956 where he was very active, lettering in football, basketball, baseball and track. He was also involved in student council and was Senior Class President. After graduating, he went on to play basketball at Wayland Baptist University.  In 1957 he transferred to Fort Lewis Junior College, where he earned letters in basketball and baseball. In the fall of 1958, he transferred to Baylor University. He had to sit out one season, but he went on to letter in baseball and stayed until he graduated with a Bachelor’s then a Master’s Degree in 1962. His calling to be a coach was realized during the summer of 1958. He successfully coached the Aztec Babe Ruth Team to the World Series in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Coach Brown worked for the Farmington School District from 1962-1971, coaching football, basketball and baseball. He was the head football coach from 1964-1966 and head baseball coach from 1963-1970, winning state titles in 1969 and 1970.  

In 1976 Tommy Brown became the principal of Aztec High School where he led his Alma Mater for the next six years until he was moved up to Assistant Superintendent from 1981-1983. He left Aztec Schools to become the Superintendent of the Moriarty and then the Bayfield Schools, returning to Farmington as Assistant Superintendent in 1998. He retired in 2002. 

The call of coaching would bring him back from time to time. He coached the Farmington Gassers, which was comprised of mostly Aztec players, to the only Connie Mack World Series finals in 1976. He was also active as an official at both the high school and college levels. 

He has won numerous state and national awards, been inducted into four halls of fame, and has been on numerous national committees. He and his wife Gloria have two children, Jana and Greg, who are both active in education. Coach Brown has a fierce commitment to his family, community, and church, and he has been a shining example for many people.

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