Tom Hegarty Athletic Director 1996 thru 2013In 1993, Hanford High School hired Tom as the Athletic Director and for the next 20 years he was the face of Falcon athletics. Tom was known for his passion for Falcon teams and their athletes. He knew them by name and was always offering encouragement and positive remarks to each of them. Tom was also instrumental in transitioning the Falcons from the Mid-Valley League into the Big 9 and eventually the creation of a new league – the Mid-Columbia Conference.
Nothing made Tom happier than watching his Falcons win an athletic contest and he was able to see Hanford win many League, District and Regional championships, and also several State Championships. Tom is also known as a man of great integrity and honesty and also possessing a great sense of humor - character traits that endeared him to many.
Nobody has more of a passion for the Hanford Falcons, Tom Hegarty truly bleeds Purple and Gold!