This Akron native has been actively involved in organized sports covering five decades. A physical education teacher in the Akron Public Schools since 1966, Floyd has coached 24 seasons on the high school and junior high levels involving boy’s basketball and baseball and girl’s basketball and softball. He became involved in the West Akron Baseball League in 1973 as a coach and umpire and recently began his 28th year in the organization. In addition, Floyd has been involved in coaching and administration of the Northwest Akron Youth Basketball Program and the site management and security for Akron Public School sporting events.
G. Thomas Floyd Jr. received the Andy Palich Award in 2008.