After graduating from Penn State's four-year Turfgrass Science program in 2001, Tom began a three-year stint working as the assistant groundskeeper for the Philadelphia Eagles. He then moved on to a position as a research technician focusing on weed control in turf at Virginia Tech's Hampton Roads Agriculture Research and Extension Center. In 2006, Tom came back to Penn State to begin his post-graduate education.
Tom's M.S. thesis focusing on improving the playability of football fields using plant growth regulators can be found here: Serensits M.S. thesis
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