Players With Pride
Deer Park High School
Tom Griswold
Deer Park Teacher/ Principal/ Coach (1957-1984)
Deer Park Board of Education: 1998 to present
Deer Park Football Coach: 1960-65 (23-29-7)
Deer Park Track Coach: 1958-67
Deer Park Hall of Fame - Inaugural Inductee 1991
Tom Griswold graduated from Hamilton High School in 1951. He then went on to Miami University where he graduated in 1957, after a 3 year stint in the US Army. Following graduation, Mr. Griswold married Diane Haber and set up shop as a teacher at Deer Park High School. He taught for 17 years at Deer Park Jr./Sr. High. He also served as athletic director and assistant principal. While a teacher, Tom also coached junior high baseball and basketball as well as a ten year stint as varsity track coach and also six years as the varsity football coach. His final eleven years were at Amity Elementary as principal.
The Griswold family is very much a part of the Deer Park schools. Mrs. Griswold was the long time music teacher at Holmes. All three of the Griswold children (Julie, Jenny and Scott) graduated from Deer Park.
Mr. Griswold retired in 1984 from education. But he was just beginning his second career. Since retiring, Tom has served the community as a Sycamore Township trustee. Mr. Griswold’s efforts are appreciated as he helped to secure funds to update C.R. Piercy Stadium and the track surface. He also has served the KIDS program in Deer Park and currently serves as the vice-president of the school board.
Thank you for your fifty-three years of service to Deer Park Schools and the community.
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7305 Plainfield Rd. Deer Park, OH 45236