Tom Brennan

Tom Brennan (born May 2, 1949)

Teams coached: FDU-Florham Devils, Yale Bulldogs, Vermont Catamounts
FDU Florham record^: 6-18 (.250)
Yale record: 46-58 (.442)
Vermont record: 264-276 (.489)
Overall record^: 316-352 (.473)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1986-2005 Vermont
1982-1986 Yale
1977-1982 William & Mary (asst)
1976-1977 FDU-Florham
1973-1975 Villanova (asst)
1972-1973 Seton Hall (asst)
1971-1972 Georgia (grad. asst)

Tom Brennan Facts

  • Tom Brennan
  • Born May 2, 1949
  • Hometown: Phillipsburg, New Jersey
  • Alma Mater: University of Georgia (BA, 1971)
  • Graduated from Phillipsburg Catholic HS (NJ) and went on to play for head coach Ken Rosemond at Georgia
    • Spent one year after graduating as a a graduate assistant under Rosemond to kick off his coaching career
  • Worked as an assistant for a number of seasons under head coaches Bill Raftery (Seton Hall), Rollie Massimino (Villanova) and Bruce Parkhill (William & Mary)
    • In between assistant gigs, Brennan spend one year coaching basketball and baseball at Division III FDU Florham (NJ)
  • Hired in 1982 to be the head coach at Yale, leading the Bulldogs for four seasons
  • Spent the remainder of his coaching career at Vermont, serving as the Catamounts’ head coach for 19 seasons
  • After retiring from coaching in 2005, Brennan served as a college basketball studio analyst for ESPN four four years
  • Currently does radio work for Sirius XM and Westwood One, while making occasional television appearances with NBC Sports
  • Along with his wife, Lynn, has one daughter and one son

Tom Brennan Coaching Tree

  • Jesse Agel (Brown)
  • John Becker (Vermont)
  • Kelvin Jefferson (Gannon)


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division III levels