Union City Jr/Sr High School is excited to announce that UC alumni Tom Byrum has been named as head coach of the boys’ basketball program. The Indians have hired Byrum effectively immediately after being unanimously approved by the Randolph Eastern School Board. A native of Union City, Byrum brings 27 years of experience to the floor. Over his career Byrum has coached at Union City, Coldwater Ohio, Monroe Central, and most recently Randolph Southern where he led the Rebels to a sectional title.
Athletic Director Mike Thornburg stated, “We are fortunate to have a veteran coach take over our program with a commitment to developing the student-athlete both on and off the court. Coach Byrum will hit the ground running starting tonight, and we look forward to him having a long and successful career with the UC Indians.” Thornburg would like to thank the search committee for their work helping with the interview process. Several good candidates were interviewed and the committee was in over-all agreement that Coach Byrum was the top choice to lead the boys' basketball program into the future. Mr. Thornburg also would like to thank the school board and Superintendent Mr. Black for their support.
Coach Byrum had this to say about his coaching "I love coaching the sport but more importantly I love to impact young people’s lives in a positive way. I am excited to be back home".
After graduating from UCCHS, Byrum attended IU East. He has been married for 24 years to wife Bobbie, they currently reside in Muncie, Indiana and works a full time position at Delaware Glass.
Union City fans will have the chance to meet/reacquaint with the new head coach next week at a Meet and Greet, that date and time will be announced later this week.