What's your Kenyon Quotient?
Which of the following sports did Tom Edwards NOT coach?
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Answer: Trick question. The "ubiquitous Tom Edwards," as he is called in Greenslade's Kenyon history, coached all of them.
Many generations of alumni know Tom Edwards as the formidable but ultimately avuncular dean of students, a post he held from 1957 to 1990. But Edwards first came to Kenyon in 1954 as the swimming coach-he led the Lords to ten straight conference championships and is considered the founder of the College's swimming dynasty. Before taking on the deanship, he also coached tennis and soccer. His 1955 soccer squad posted a Kenyon-best 6-1 record, broke Oberlin's forty-two-game winning streak, and won the Midwestern championship. He took over the golf team for the 1959 and 1960 seasons. Incidentally, in Edwards's first years he also ran the intramural program and taught (then required) physical education classes. In 1991, he became the first administrator to be inducted into the Kenyon Athletic Association Hall of Fame. In all, Edwards served the College for thirty-six years, longer than any administrator except President William Foster Peirce.