Tom Stanton is a member of the Hall of Honor at Cooper High School where he played basketball and baseball and set the school record with 50 points in a game. He earned five varsity letters at Baylor, three in basketball and two in baseball. After a 23-year executive management career, Stanton became the first Baylor letterman to serve as athletic director at his alma mater. During his eight years as the Baylor athletic director, he hired coaches that won four national championships and 53 Big 12 titles in seven different sports. He also began the facilities renovation and fundraising strategy for Baylor as it entered the Big 12 Conference. He is a member of the Baylor Hall of Fame and is currently president and CEO of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Foundation, where he was responsible for the fundraising effort to build the Southwest Conference wing of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame museum in Waco.