Recruiting Areas: Western PA, North Florida
The longest-tenured member of the Red Foxes' coaching staff, Tom Kelly is in his 33rd year on the Marist sidelines. Kelly will continue to work with the Red Foxes' kickers.
Under the tutelage of Kelly, kicker Jason Myers established himself as one of the best at his position in the PFL. Myers, who graduated in 2013, was an Honorable Mention All-PFL selection the previous three seasons, and led the league in touchbacks all three years. He holds Marist’s all-time record for most points by a kicker. In 2011, he set a school record with a 49-yard field goal at Davidson. In March of 2015, Myers signed a free-agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Punter Kevin Pauly wrapped up a prolific career in 2011. Pauly was a two-time Honorable Mention All-PFL choice. In 2009, he set the then-program record for longest field goal (46 yards). In 2008, Pauly set a Marist program record by averaging 41.0 yards per punt. Pauly also tied a school record with a 76-yard punt in 2010.
In 2005, Bradley Rowe set a Division I-AA school record with 36 successful extra point conversions in a single season.
Kelly himself was a placekicker for Marist in its days as a club program, kicking over the course of four seasons before his 1975 graduation. In 1976, Kelly received a tryout with the New York Giants.
Kelly lives in Wappingers Falls, N.Y., with his two sons, Brian and Patrick.