Basketball Court Dedicated to Hall of Famer Tom Finnegan


Washington College's basketball court has officially been dedicated to former standout student-athlete and long-time coach and professor Tom Finnegan '65.


Former standout Washington College student-athlete and long-time coach and professor Tom Finnegan '65 was recently celebrated as the College dedicated the basketball court in Coach Finnegan's honor. 

Finnegan, who was selected to the Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1983, had an outstanding career as both a student-athlete and coach at the College. A transfer from Seton Hall, Finnegan averaged an astounding 29.5 points per game for the Shoremen, piling up 1,109 points in just two seasons. He scored a school-record 51 points in a game against Stevens Tech and was an Honorable Mention All-American both seasons. Finnegan also earned Mason-Dixon and All-MAC honors during his two seasons of baseball, ran cross country as a junior, and was the men's soccer team's starting goalie as a senior.

Finnegan returned to Washington College in 1970 as the head basketball coach, a position he held until the 2000-2001 season. He compiled a career record of 378-325, leading the Shoremen to NCAA Division III Tournament appearances in 1984, 1986, 1989, and 1990, which culminated in a third-place finish in 1990. He also spent one season as the baseball coach, 11 seasons as the men's tennis coach, and four seasons as the women's tennis coach. He continued to serve as a professor of physical education at the College until his retirement.

This prestigous honor for Finnegan was commemorated in a special dedication ceremony on July 24. The highlight of the event was the reveal of the new section of the court that includes the legendary coach's signature.