Thomas Coyle

Thomas J Coyle (“Coach”) age 77 of Lee’s Summit passed April 17 2015 with his wife of 59 yrs Frances by his side. Toms Life Celebration will be May 4, 2015 6-9pm at Cedar Creek-Tennis & Racquet Bldg, 25775 W 103 St. Olathe KS. Born January 21, 1938 Tom was raised by his mother Nona McCarty Coyle, & aunt Julia Jordan in KCKS. Tom married his high school love Frances Wolf in 1957 & raised 3 children together. Tom was preceded in death by son John Coyle & survived by his wife Fran, daughter Michelle Lippert, son Jim & grandchildren Scott Reidt, Andrea & Drew Lippert, Danielle Alex & Clayton Coyle, son & daughter in-law Andy Lippert & Suzanne Coyle. Tom loved his family dearly! He graduated from Bishop Ward HS 56’, Pittsburg State University (PSU) BS 61’, MS Education 64’. In HS Tom was selected All Metro in Football & was a Member of the Medley Relay Team that won 2 state titles & set the nations best time in 56’. At PSU Tom lettered 4 yr’s in football & track as a sprinter; winning several CIAC, Texas & Drake Relay gold medals. “Coach” began his career in 61’ at PSU (graduate assist) then at Stanley Rural HS, St. Marys HS, Ruskin HS, Center Sr High & Longview & Penn Valley Community Colleges. In 82’ Tom Co-Founded-Owned Career Development Seminars, became a Professional Speaker writing & conducting Business Management Training across US & Canada. In 95’ Tom became Training Mgr at Time Warner Cable & a Member of Metro Sports Broadcast Team.  Tom taught and coached his entire life. He will always be “Coach Coyle” to all those who knew & loved him! Tom’s family request donations are made to PSU Athletic Fund-Track & Field: PSU Found. “In Memory of Thomas J. Coyle”, PO Box 4005, Pittsburg KS 66762 or


  1. Al Bradley on May 19, 2022 at 10:03 am

    So sorry for this loss.
    I met Tom during his time at Time Warner as he would periodically come in and provide training and motivational speaking sessions. Always upbeat, cheerful, genuine and engaged. He truly loved working with and helping people, especially at the start of their careers.
    He made an impression every time he visited and it was always positive.
    A great Man and he is certainly missed.

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