Cardinal Newman High School recently hired Tom Flynn as its new director of athletics.
Flynn is a graduate of Cardinal Newman High School’s Class of 1975. He excelled in both football (All State 3A) and track as a Crusader, and he is also a member of the All-Newman 50 Year Football & Track Teams.
Flynn went on to play football as a defensive back at the University of Notre Dame and was a member of the 1977 Fighting Irish National Championship team, led by quarterback Joe Montana, which defeated unbeaten Texas in the Cotton Bowl for Notre Dame’s 10th National Collegiate Football Championship Title.
After graduating, Flynn signed as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys and was one of the last players cut before the official start of the 1979 NFL season. After being released from the Cowboys, he returned to Notre Dame as a graduate assistant under head football coaches Dan Devine and Gerry Faust and earned his MBA and law degrees.
Following his graduations, he pursued a career on Wall Street in the late 1980s before moving back to West Palm Beach in the mid-1990s to establish his own real estate consulting and business development company.
“I am very excited and proud to be returning to my alma mater and being able to contribute to the advancement of Cardinal Newman High School and its mission,” Flynn said. “Cardinal Newman instilled in me a solid, faith-filled foundation, which enabled me to achieve a level of success in athletics, business and life that I never dreamed possible… I look forward to being able to make a difference at Cardinal Newman, and to working with its students, administration, alumni and devoted parents, as well as meeting and working within this community and my fellow athletic directors in Palm Beach County.”
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