The Boyd Family and Boyd Chiropractic Clinic are both extremely invested in the Erie community. Dr. Tom and Dr. Chris support various sporting teams through their personal expertise as chiropractors and as former collegiate athletes.
Boyd is no stranger to the Gannon wrestling program and head coach Don Henry. A former NCAA Division II All-American at Gannon in 1991, he has spent the last 25 years as an assistant coach in some capacity. Boyd began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant coach at NCAA Division III Augustana (Ill.) College for three seasons (1992-95). He then assumed a volunteer assistant coaching position at Gannon, a position he served in for seven seasons from 1992-93 until 2002-03. Henry elevated Boyd to a part-time assistant coach in 2004. He stayed in that role for eight campaigns, before accepting the full-time position in 2013.
Gannon has been the wrestling home for Boyd since his collegiate days. In 1991, the former 134-pound wrestler earned academic all-america honors and captured athletic all-america accolades by finishing sixth at the NCAA Division II National Championships. He was only the fourth Golden Knight in school history at the time to achieve all-america status.
War at the Shore
Dr. Thomas Boyd co-promoted The War At The Shore wrestling tournament with its inaugural season in 2005 to showcase high school and collegiate wrestling. The War at the Shore event featured two four foot raised mats and spotlights on center stage. High School - NCAA Division II - NCAA Division I Wresting Quad-Dual Wrestling Tournament. The event was a huge success in the Erie community and continued annually for 5 years inspiring and showcasing local scholastic wrestling.
Dr. Tom spent the 1999-2011 seasons as the Team Chiropractor for the Erie Otters. During that time he treated Otters who later became NHL players: Brad Boyes, Tim Connolly, Mike Rupp, Carlo Colaiacovo, and Chris Campoli.
Previuosly, Dr. Tom has also served as the Team Chiropractor and Director of Medical Services of the Erie Freeze and Erie Invaders.
He also served as a medical consultant to the Greensboro Prowlers of the Arena Football League in Greensboro, N.C.