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Tom returns to the USF coaching staff using his 30-plus years of coaching to help the Lady Cougars with shooting skills as well as game management. 
Tom has also served as an assistant coach at Canterbury High School, and prior to 2003 served as an assistant at Bishop Luers with Gary Andrews (1990 to 2003).
He was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash award from the governor of the State of Indiana, which is the highest award an Indiana civilian can receive.
He is an associate director of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, and has been an assistant coach on seven IHSAA state championship teams. Tom also coached Catholic Youth Organization basketball from 1969 to 1990.
He resides in Fort Wayne and was married to Audrey before she lost a valiant battle with cancer in November 2011. Tom and Audrey were the parents of five daughters.
Tom, who was named the District 1 Virgil Sweet Coach-of-the-Year recipient, is also the chairman of the Nancy Rehm Foundation, which sponsors the Nancy Rehm Border Wars Classic, named after Tom’s daughter who was tragically murdered in a stolen snowmobile incident in 1982. Nancy, a 1980 Bishop Luers High School graduate, was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005.


Scott Wessel joined the University of Saint Francis program for the 2016-17 season.  He previously served as head boys' basketball coach at Whitko High School for two years (2012-2014).  He is a native of Auburn, Ind., and a 2006 DeKalb High School graduate.  Currently, he serves as an eighth grade PE teacher and athletic director at DeKalb Middle School.  




University of Saint Francis graduate Paige Frisch returns for her second season on the bench in 2018-19.
Frisch is a 2017 USF graduate who helped the Lady Cougars to an NAIA Division II Championship and USF's only unbeaten season in 2014. She finished fifth on the USF career 3-pointers made list with 157. Frisch, a Norwell High School graduate, scored 748 points in 127 games including a single-season career high 276 points in 2016-17.