| Overall UK Wins: 2 | Overall UK Losses: 1 | Win % 66.6 |
Date of Birth: January 25, 1927
Date of Death: December 25, 2014
Hometown: College Hill, OH
Alma Mater: Xavier
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|12/27/1969||Kentucky vs. Notre Dame||W||102 - 100||15||26||36||20||0||1||-||John McPherson and Thomas Ballaban|
|12/29/1969||Miami (OH) at Kentucky||W||80 - 58||14||14||14||17||0||0||-||Thomas Ballaban; Bobby Flynn (1st half) and Bill Henderson (2nd half)|
|12/29/1973||Kentucky vs. Notre Dame||L||79 - 94||20||13||8||22||0||0||-||Thomas Ballaban (Big Ten) and Wayne Smith (SEC)|
St. Xavier High School Mourns the Passing of Former Coach, Teacher Tom Ballaban
Legendary St. X teacher and coach Tom Ballaban passed away early on December 25, 2014.
Tom Ballaban served as history teacher for 45 years at St. Xavier and head football coach for the Bombers from 1953 to 1977 (25 years). During those years his teams compiled a record of 142-91-8, winning GCL championships in 1957, 1968, and 1970 and finishing second in the GCL in 1971, 1973, and 1976. His best single-season records were in 1968 (9-0-1) and 1957 (9-1). On three other occasions his teams went 8-2.
Ballaban also coached basketball at St. Xavier from 1951 to 1954, compiling a 59-25 record. During these years Tom's basketball teams won a district championship, a GCL championship and a GCL co-championship. His 1954 team finished second in the GCL.
Ballaban retired from teaching in 1998.
St. Xavier High School will host the wake on Monday, January 5 from 4-8 p.m. and the Funeral Mass will take place at Bellarmine Parish on Tuesday, January 6 at 10:30 a.m.
We encourage friends as well as former players and students to take the time to share thoughts and memories about Mr. BallbanŐs many years at St. Xavier. Each reflection will be posted on this story and allow his family to understand the impact he had on so many lives.