Tom Beard was renowned in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area for his commitment and dedication to Football Officiating at the Federation, Collegiate, and Professional Levels. Tom had a sincere passion for training and developing football officials to becoming the very best that they can be.
Several years ago, Tom organized weekly training sessions for football officials from Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. The primary focus of the sessions was to train and develop football officials so that they are highly qualified and well prepared. The sessions were held on the campus of Howard University (Washington, DC) and consisted of rules/mechanics discussions, video review, and scrimmages. Session attendees had the advantage of receiving regular instructions and assessments from some of the top resources within all levels of officiating. Many of the officials attending the sessions have progressed with successful careers in the NCAA and NFL.