Tom Coffman, a Greenville, Ohio native, served as Athletic Director for Tiffin University for five years (1974-78, 1980-81). During that period, he helped the Dragons grow into a nationally recognized athletic institution. He was instrumental in leading Tiffin University into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in 1974. During his first tenure as Athletic Director, the university witnessed the overall expansion of its athletic programs. In 1981 he served as Tiffin University's first Director of Development. He is a 1974 Heidelberg College graduate with a Masters in Education from Bowling Green State University. He currently serves as President and CEO of the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation located in Rosemont, Illinois. He, his wife Deborah, and two children reside in Arlington Heights, Illinois.