Tom Myers is in his 18th season on the Forester coaching staff. He directed the linebackers for two years before taking over the defensive line coaching duties in 2003. This season he moves to the other side of the ball to work with the wide receivers. Lake Forest has posted a 78-61 Midwest Conference record and claimed a pair of league titles during his time at the College.
Under Myers’ direction, Forester defensive linemen combined for 175 tackles in 2017. With a First and Second Team All-MWC selection at the position, the team’s streak of having at least one defensive lineman earn all-conference honors was extended to 12 years.
Myers has been the position coach for three MWC Defensive Players of the Year (linebacker Casey Urlacher in 2002 and defensive end David Bleitner in 2003 and 2004) and a total of 31 all-conference selections. He has coached three different Foresters to all-region honors and a pair to All-American distinction. Five of the top nine career tackles for loss totals in program history, as well as the second-highest tackle and sack totals, were turned in by players he coached.
Prior to joining the Forester staff, Myers posted a 92-54 record in 14 years as the head coach at Lake Forest High School, guided the Scouts to eight Illinois High School Playoff appearances, and accumulated an 11-8 postseason record.
He was also a basketball coach at the high school from 1977-85 and coached the baseball team from 1979-2009.
Myers and his wife Carol live in Lake Forest and he is retired from teaching at the high school.