Terry Connor enters his 18th year as director of athletics at Thomas More College. He is the son of the late Jim Connor, who served as both head baseball and basketball coach as well as athletics director at Thomas More from 1979-90 and is the man for whom the Saints’ Connor Convocation Center is named. Connor also served as the men’s basketball coach for eight seasons.
For the 18th consecutive year and for the 24th time in the last 27 years, Thomas More had at least one team advance to the NCAA Tournament during the 2016-17 academic year. Making an appearance in the NCAA Tournament during the 2016-17 season was women's soccer, football, men's basketball, women's basketball, men's tennis, women's golf, men's golf and softball.
In June of 2010, as a result of its successes during the 2009-10 academic year, Thomas More finished with its highest-ever ranking in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, the prestigious award presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), Learfield Sports and USA TODAY to the best overall collegiate athletics programs in the country. Of the 450 eligible colleges and universities in NCAA Division III, Thomas More finished ranked at No. 57, or in the top 14-percent, with a total of 279.5 points. Thomas More had its second-highest finish during the 2015-16 academic year as it placed 59th with 317 points. The College's third highest ranking came following the 2014-15 academic year as it placed 61st with 298 points. Each year has brought about continued improvement and accomplishment in Saints athletics, including seven Presidents' Athletic Conference regular season championships during the 2014-15 school year, six during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years, five during the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2013-14 school years and four during both the 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2012-13 school years. Thomas Morehad a school-record nine teams win PAC Championship Tournament titles during the 2016-17 academic year.
A 1992 graduate of Thomas More College, Connor received his bachelor’s degree in history and then went on to obtain his master’s degree in education from Xavier University in 1996. He and his wife, Michelle, a 1994 graduate of Thomas More, reside in Taylor Mill, Kentucky with their daughter Jalee, a junior at Thomas More, and son Braden, a first-year at Thomas More.