Andy Tompos ’69 assumed the helm of the Diplomats’ golf program in August 2008. Leading Diplomat golfers is old hat for Tompos, who captained the F&M golf team as a senior and was named captain emeritus. Formerly the top player in the F&M lineup, Tompos started serving as an assistant coach in 2002 and volunteered for numerous years before his hiring.
During his tenure, the Diplomats have dominated the Centennial Conference, capturing the Championship in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Tompos is a two-time Division III Middle Atlantic Region Coach of the Year (2015, 2016) and was named the Centennial Conference (CC) Coach of the Year on five occasions.
He has guided F&M to a total of eight CC Championships since taking over the program in 2008, with F&M also participating in eight NCAA Championships and finishing as high as 12th in the nation. Seven individual CC Champions were crowned during his tenure, and five players earned All-America status since 2009.
The Diplomats have been top performers on the national stage throughout Tompos’ time at F&M, placing in the top-20 at the NCAA Tournament from 2015-17. The team’s 2016 NCAA Championship performance was particularly memorable as Stephen Colodny ’17 placed fourth and Brad Lankler ’17 took sixth to lead the Diplomats to a 12th-place showing.
The team finish was the best for F&M since the tournament extended the field to its current format, was the highest a Centennial Conference school has placed in the tournament and the two top-10 performances were the most by any team at that year’s Championship.
In his life on the links, Tompos has won more than 25 golf tournaments, including the 1998 Lancaster Amateur, the 2000 Lancaster Senior Amateur, and the 2007 and 2008 Pennsylvania State Senior Publinks Amateur. He has also been a participant in the USGA Senior Amateur (2003), National Senior Hall of Fame (2004), and North-South Senior Amateur at Pinehurst (2006, 2007, 2008).
In addition to his degree in Mathematics from F&M, Tompos has a Masters in Mathematics Education from Millersville University. He has spent 33 years in real estate and has been a professor at Stevens College of Technology. He published Analyzing Investment Properties, now in its second edition.
Tompos resides in Lancaster County with his wife, Betty. They are the proud parents of daughters, Jessica and Sarah, and grandparents of Willi and Riley.
Updated 5/30/19 | BW