Tom Cronin was a four-year member of the men's basketball program. A recipient of the MASCAC's Rookie of the Year award in 1984, he went on to earn All-MASCAC first team honors three years in a row. During his career, Cronin became a member of the 1,000 point club and was elected co-captain for his last two seasons. He earned team MVP in 1985 and 1986 and led the team to a MASCAC championship and a NCAA Division III Tournament berth. At the time of his graduation in 1987, Cronin was the all-time leading scorer for the program.
Cronin graduated in 1987 with a degree in business with a concentration in finance. He returned home to Springfield, MA and began his career in sales. He married NASC alumna Gina Ferraro '86 in December of 1991. The couple has since settled down in Agawam, Massachusetts with their two daughters, Carly and Katelyn.
Cronin began his coaching career when his daughters were young. He has coached both his girls in soccer, basketball, and lacrosse since they were each 5 years old. He also coaches in the Pioneer Valley Soccer program, Suburban and CYO basketball leagues, Western Massachusetts travel lacrosse, and he is an assistant coach for the Agawam High School boys' varsity basketball team.