Tom O'Shea played point guard for some outstanding Wayland High basketball teams. The Warriors won the Dual County League title all four years he was on the varsity. In fact, O'Shea was paired in the same backcourt his freshman year with his brother Tim when Wayland went to the State Championship game. His junior year, the Warriors went 22-0 and won the 1981 State Championship.
O'Shea was a DCL All-Star in basketball all four years he was in high school. He was named all-state as a junior and second team all-state as a senior. He was co-MVP of the DCL his senior year.
During his high school career, O'Shea's teams compiled an 83-8 record. During that time span, O'Shea scored over 1,000 points, handed out better than 500 assists and recorded more than 200 steals.
A four-year varsity player at the University of Vermont, O'Shea captained the team his senior year. He is currently the head
basketball coach at St. Michael's College. He was awarded the Sunderland Award as UVM's most outstanding senior athlete and was first recipient of the Tom O'Shea Award, which is given annually to a Vermont player who exhibits the strongest
commitment and dedication to the Catamount program.
Tom and Amy O'Shea are the parents of four children, Joe 16, Connor 14, Brendan 12, and Caroline 9.
O'Shea is grateful for the support of his mother, Alice, his father, Joe, his brother, Tim and his sisters, Peggy and Maureen.