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Thomas S. Strobhar

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1969


Johns Hopkins University

Strobhar graduated from Williston Academy in 1901 and attended Johns Hopkins University, graduating with an B.A. degree in 1904. After his graduation, he was continually connected with the insurance business and was of his own insurance agency in Philadelphia by the name of Wagner Taylor Company.

Tom played on the Johns Hopkins lacrosse teams of 1902, 1903, 1904 and 1905. The latter were Intercollegiate Champions. He was a member of the championship Mt. Washington Club in 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912 and 1913. He played at the Philadelphia Lacrosse Club in 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912 and 1913. He played for the Philadelphia comets during the seasons of 1929, 1930 and 1931 and the Seagulls in 1932 and 1933. These were both box lacrosse teams and Tom was one of the best goalies in the game.

Tom's coaching career included assisting at Navy in 1905 and 1906, Lehigh in 1907 and 1908, University of Pennsylvania, 1909-11, the Penn Athletic Club, 1925-28, and Swarthmore College, 1927-30. Tom's officiating career included consecutive years of refereeing mainly in the Philadelphia district from 1922 through 1936.

During World War I, Tom was a lieutenant in the United States Coast Guard and served with great honor, just as he did in all of his endeavors.