Thomas D. MacLeod

Thomas D. MacLeod, Medford Sports Hall of FameTom graduated from South Denver High School in Colorado where he competed in football and basketball. After graduation from high school, he was recruited by Colorado State on a football scholarship. His college career was cut short by the service during World War II when Tom joined the Marine Corp. He saw action in the South Pacific where he was awarded the Purple Heart for the loss of a leg. After the war he returned to Colorado State and upon graduation there he went on to Pasadena radio school.

Tom…and his wife Evy came to Medford in 1950 where he was employed by KYJC Radio as sports announcer. Later he went to work for KMED radio and was the sports announcer for Channel 10 television. During his tenure as a sports announcer, beside doing all of Medford High sports, he also broadcast football, basketball, track and baseball at the high school state tournaments.

Tom is a member of the Oregon Sportscasters Association where he won numerous awards. Through the years he also served as president of the Medford Linebackers and helped in raising funds for the various Linebacker projects. He has been an avid golfer, playing with a low handicap despite his physical ability.

Upon retiring in 1982 the East Side press box at Spiegelberg stadium was named after Tom.  His dedication to all sports is greatly missed as he became the Dean of Sportscasters in the State of Oregon.