After Tom’s passing, his friends and family formed this Foundation to honor his life and legacy. We remember his intellect, memory, sense of humor and storytelling—and oh! That trademark handshake!
Guided by his Catholic faith, Tom influenced the lives of thousands of young men by evaluating their high school basketball skills and sharing his analysis with college coaches across the nation. His vehicle was the iconic HSBI report. His method was honest, thoughtful, caring interactions. His passion was the success of the players he scouted.
Through his foundation, we aim to continue Tom’s work by helping area teenagers. First at his beloved Archbishop Molloy High School and then throughout NYC and beyond. With your generous involvement, we will provide scholarships and other assistance to deserving students.
Board of Directors
Steve Konchalski, President
Joe Dunleavy, Vice President
John Mullally, Treasurer
John Coman, Secretary
Barry “Slice” Rohrssen
Gregory A. Shemitz
Mike Breen, HOF
Jim and Judy Doherty
Bob Hurley, HOF
Mike Krzyzewski, HOF
The Story Continues
Each of the directors and advisors listed on this page
have their own “Tom stories.” So do many hundreds
of other friends Tom made over the years. Everyone
he met was Tom’s friend. Once he met you he always
These are beautiful accounts of the times we all shared with this exceptional man. At dinners, car rides, phone calls, basketball games, Mets games, Five-Star, Mass, weddings, christenings, hospitals, funerals, Tom always showed up. But it was more than that. He continually engaged the people he was with and it was never about him.
We pay tribute to a man that did not want to be honored. We elevate a man whose value was humility. How can we solve this conundrum? Tom made us better people simply by example. As his story continues, perhaps the answer is to be more “Tom-like,” and so influence our family and friends. Tom is with us in spirit. Let’s do all we can to keep that spirit alive.
We would love to hear from you
Share your "Tom story" by clicking on the Get Involved page of this website.
(Picture Steve And Tom Konchalski)
Tom was a lifelong friend of our Family and St Anthony's. He had a keen eye for talent and was the best evaluator of his generation.