Tom's personal mission is to inform, instruct, and inspire people to improve their performance, their quality of life, and help them live younger longer. Tom travels internationally teaching and researching the best protocols and products to help individuals improve their quality of life. He integrates elite sports science and sports technology with health and fitness needs of the everyday individual.
Tom is recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on pitching. He pitched on the professional level from 1967 to 1979 for the Atlanta Braves, the Boston Red Sox, and for the Seattle Mariners. He has coached since 1980 for the Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, and Chiba Lotte Marines (Tokyo).
Fluent in Spanish, Tom has also coached in Latin America. On the amateur level, Tom is an information and instruction coordinator for 12 baseball academies across the United States and Canada. He directly accesses 5,000-6,000 players/coaches per year in clinic settings.
Tom's four companies: BioKinetics West, Functional Fitness, Next Generation Nutrition, and Mental/Emotional Management, lead the way in 3-dimensional analysis of human movement, the physical preparation to support this movement, the metabolic preparation to fuel human activity, and the necessary mental emotional makeup to accomplish all of the above.
While devoting his life to baseball pitching research, Tom has also been recognized for his work in the areas of functional fitness and flexibility. His ground breaking work in these areas lead to Tom's appointment to the Board of Advisors for the Titleist Performance Institute.
Tom holds a PhD in psychology. He travels the world as an international consultant, performance analyst, and sports psychologist. He is currently an advisor with the American Sports Medicine Institute and has paneled seminars for the Academic Advisors of America.