Tom Graduated from West Vigo in 1973, where he played four years of football, basketball and track. One of which we are honoring tonight, the infamous 1971-72 football team! At the conclusion of his senior year, he won the McMillan award. Following graduation, Tom played one year of football and track at Wabash College.
Once his collegiate days were over, he continued competing with many years of softball and attempted golf, but that never worked out! During the next few years Tom attended Northeast Missouri State University, where he then went on to medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. After graduation Tom moved to Pinellas Park, Florida, where he has been practicing family medicine for almost 28 years .
Dr. Mathias is on the teaching staff at two different hospitals and is very active teaching family and primary care medicine to medical student interns and family practice residents.
Tom has been married to his wife Stevie Mathias for almost 9 years. Tom and Stevie currently own and run Whitmojoarabiansan Arabian horse business, which breeds, raises and shows Arabian horses on a state, national and international level. In their spare time, they also breed Doberman Pinchers.
When asked about his days competing and representing West Vigo through athletics, “I strongly feel that my involvement with sports at WVHs was perhaps the strongest influence of my life . I feel sports taught discipline, respect for others as well as myself, surrounded me with people that I wanted to be like, and created lifelong friendships that are still very strong today.”