Close up of Nevada Writers Hall of Fame medal

Tom Meschery

2002 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Inductee


Tom Meschery is a graduate of St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA. After graduation, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Warriors in the 1961 NBA Draft. He also played for the Philadelphia 76ers and The Seattle SuperSonics during his professional basketball career. After retiring as a player, he briefly became head coach of the Carolina Cougars. After being released from his job with the Cougars, he returned to school, receiving his M.F.A. degree from the and the University of Iowa. He has written several books of sports related poetry and other works related to his time playing basketball. He received teaching credentials at University of Nevada, Reno, and taught English at Reno High School.