Thursday, December 3, 2015

Tommy Edwards

Thomas Carl Edwards, Jr.

January 14, 1911

March 14, 1977
Toledo, OH

1927-28 Woodward High School - Toledo (High School)
1928-29 Woodward High School - Toledo (High School)
1929-30 Woodward High School - Toledo (High School)
1930-31 unspecified team in Toledo
1940-41 Toledo Collegians (Independent)
1940-41 Toledo White Huts (Indpendent)

1941-42 Toledo Jim White Chevrolets (NBL) - Player / head coach

Played one game for Toledo. Injured his knee playing for a team in Toledo the year after he graduated. Other sites say he played for Ohio Univ, but that record eludes me. His obituary says he did not attend college.

A star football, baseball and basketball player in high school, Edwards played for various teams in the Toledo area throughout the 1930's. Edwards coached Toledo in the 1941-42 season, and even played one game. He later worked as a longshoreman and died in 1977.

As for his family, looks like he married Mildred McDonald in 1934 and had three sons. He later remarried to Mary Ann. Not sure what happened to Mildred.

A Biographical Directory of Professional Basketball Coaches by Jeff Marcus
Toledo Blade, March 15, 1977
Wooward HS Yearbook



  1. Yes, this Tommy Edwards died on March 14, 1977. His obituary is in March 15, 1977 Toledo Blade, page 18.

    1. Thanks for the link. I cleaned up his biography a bit, and added a pic.