Tom Luginbill is currently the national recruiting director for ESPN Recruiting, a platform that Tom has developed from the ground up. Tom provides in-depth recruiting analysis for top collegiate football prospects on ESPN.com and on-air for ESPNU. In addition, Tom serves as a college and high school football game analyst for ESPN.
Tom has an extensive background in professional football and talent evaluation, and has served in various scouting capacities since 1996. He has served as a coach in the AFL, NFL Europe, and the XFL. Starting in 2002, Tom began scouting part-time as a pro evaluator for the NFL, NFL Europe, CFL, and Arena Football League. In 2004 he became a full-time scout, joining Scouts Inc. as an NFL player personnel evaluator.
As a player, Tom set the all-time national junior college record for passing while playing for Palomar Junior College in San Diego in 1992 and 1993, when Palomar won the JUCO National Championship with an 11-0 record. Tom would then transfer to Georgia Tech where he became the starting quarterback and was named the ACC newcomer of the year in 1994. He then transferred to Eastern Kentucky where he became the starting quarterback for legendary coach Roy Kidd.
Tom graduated from Eastern Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He also received his Masters degree from Marshall University in 1999.
Tom and his family currently reside in North Carolina.