Rod will be entering his seventh season as head softball coach at Mott. He served as an assistant coach for one year prior to that. During his first six seasons at the helm, his teams have won three MCCAA-East titles, one state crown and qualified for the Sweet Sixteen National Finals twice. Rod's overall record at Mott is 162-97 and his league overall record is 108-36 (.750)
Before coming to Mott, Rod coached several seasons of middle school and JV softball before coaching 15 seasons of varsity softball where his teams won nine league titles, seven district championships, two regional crowns and reached the state semi-finals twice. He is a member of the Montrose Community Hall of Fame and he was inducted into the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2004.
This is Tom's fifth season as head assistant coach at Mott. Tom was he ad coach at LakeVille High School for nine years prior to that where his varsity teams compiled a 213-94 record. Six of his LakeVille players went on to play at the collegiate level.