Tom Stacy is in his second tour of duty at AU. Stacy is AU's quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator.
Stacy came to Ashland with Lee Owens and was AU’s offensive coordinator in 2004. He left AU after that one season and served as the head coach at two high schools – storied Massillon in Massillon, Ohio, and Green High School. At Massillon, he was 26-11 in three years and in 2005, Massillon was the Division I state runner-up with a 13-2 record. Stacy coached at Green from 2008-10.
He returned to Ashland in 2011.
From 1995-2003, Stacy was an assistant under Owens at the University of Akron. He served as the quarterbacks coach and tutored two of the most successful quarterbacks in school history – Charlie Frye and Butchie Washington. In 2000, Akron was the co-champion of the Mid-American Conference Eastern Division.
Stacy has had similar success with quarterbacks at AU. In 2012, Taylor Housewright flourished as one of the top quarterbacks in the nation. He was the GLIAC Player of the Year, a first-team All-American and a finalist for the Harlon Hill Trophy. The Eagles were sixth in the nation in pass efficiency in 2012 and 11th in scoring offense.
In 2016, Travis Tarnowski became Ashland's all-time leader in touchdown passes. In 2017, Tarnowski added career records at AU in passing yards and total offense yards.
Prior to coaching with the Zips, Stacy held a number of high school coaching positions. He was the head coach at Shelby from 1991-94, where he guided the Whippets to a 24-16 record. He was the offensive coordinator at Galion (1983-86), Lancaster (1987) and Massillon (1988-90).
Stacy is a 1981 graduate of Bowling Green. The AU assistant coach played baseball at Bowling Green, where one of his teammates was Orel Hershiser.
Stacy and his wife, Shannon, a teacher at Northwest High School, have four grown children – Sarah (36), Brian (33), Kevin (31) and Kristen (28). He has four grandchildren.