Tom Singer grew up in College Point, Queens, where he attended St. Fidelis Elementary School, before attending McClancy in 1984. During his time at McClancy, he played basketball and baseball. With three years at the varsity level for baseball, he achieved All-City honors as a junior and senior.
After graduation, Tom continued his athletic career at St. John’s University where he received a full scholarship for baseball. As a freshman, he pitched a shutout in the Big East Championship against Villanova University helping St. Johns win their second Big East title. In the northeast regional the following week, he out-dueled Mike Mussina and the number one seed Stanford Cardinal, who went on to win the College World Series that year.
At the end of his sophomore year, he was invited to play for Team USA during the summer of 1989. He competed across the country, in Cuba, and Puerto Rico. The following year, he was a 10th round pick by the Toronto Blue Jays. His minor league career lasted 4 1/2 years. Some of his highlights were leading the organization in starts the organization in starts, third in strikeouts, and a no-hitter against the Twins organization.
Tom and his wife, Giselle, married in 1993 and they have two beautiful daughters, Skylar and Sarina.