|Died||May 24, 1989 (aged 56)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1965||Eastern Kentucky (assistant)|
|1966–1968||Oklahoma State (assistant)|
|1969–1971||Wake Forest (assistant)|
|1973||Jacksonville Sharks (DC)|
|1974–1975||Iowa State (assistant)|
|1976–1977||North Carolina (assistant)|
|1978–1980||Virginia Tech (assistant)|
|Head coaching record|
Tom Harper (c. 1933 – May 24, 1989) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Wake Forest University in 1972, compiling a record of 2–9.
|Wake Forest Demon Deacons (Atlantic Coast Conference)(1969–1971)|
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