Tom Parham, a lifelong North Carolinian, retired from a career of teaching and coaching in 2004. As a college tennis coach, Parham amassed a record of 597 wins and 195 losses and has been inducted into ten athletic halls of fame. His teams won three National Championships and he was selected National Tennis Coach of the Year four times.
A Professor Emeritus at Elon, Parham was awarded the Elon Medallion, the University’s highest honor, in 2004. He served as an Athletic Director at Atlantic Christian College and as Associate Athletic Director at Elon University. Parham received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine in 1979. He resides with his wife Margaret in Emerald Isle, NC.