Tom Brosius

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Tom Brosius
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Tom Brosius in later years, playing guitar.
Personal information
Full nameThomas Alan Brosius
Nickname(s)"Ferocious" Brosius
CitizenshipUnited States
Born(1949-12-16)December 16, 1949
Takoma Park, Maryland
DiedJanuary 11, 2019(2019-01-11) (aged 69)
Manhattan, Kansas
Alma mater Kansas State University
Spouse(s)Karen Brosius
Other interestsMusic, aviation
Sport track and field, college football
Event(s) shot put, discus
University teamKansas State University
LeagueBig 8 Conference

Thomas Alan "Ferocious" Brosius (December 16, 1949 – January 11, 2019) was a track and field athlete. He was declared an "All-American" at Kansas State University in the shot put and discus events for the 1972 season, [1] and as of his death in 2019, [2] still holds the Maryland all class high school state record in the shot put at 64' 6 1/2" set May 25, 1968. [3] He also held the state discus record at 184' 10" [4] for 31 years until it was broken in 1999. [5]

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After graduating from Springbrook High School in 1968, he went to Kansas State University on a football and track scholarship. [2] As a college track and field athlete at Kansas State, he won the Big 8 Conference indoor shot put with a distance of 64 feet 3 1/2 inches, a throw that was the best in the nation at the college level that year. [6] Brosius competed in both the Shot Put and Discus at outdoor meets, winning the Big 8 Conference twice in the Shot Put and once in Discus. [7] While at Kansas State, he also played football for the Wildcats. [2]

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He later coached at Pleasonton High School, Pleasanton, Kansas, Concordia Junior-Senior High School and Cloud County Community College (where he was also a certified flight instructor) [2] in Concordia, Kansas, and coached at Manhattan High School in Manhattan, Kansas [8] until his death on January 11, 2019. [9]

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