April 6, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. - - Belmont alumnus Tom Eades ('77) was one of three officials to call Monday night's National Championship game between Duke and Butler.
Eades, who served on an officiating crew with John Cahill and Ted Valentine, has now worked two Final Fours.
A native of Central City, Ky., Eades was a three-year letterwinner for Belmont Basketball from 1974-76, before electing not to play his senior season.
Eades earned a degree in Business Administration from Belmont in 1977.
Becoming one of college basketball's most respected officials, Eades works primarily SEC, Big XII and Missouri Valley Conference games.
Ironically in the 2008 NCAA Tournament, when Belmont nearly upset four-time National Champion Duke in Washington, D.C., Eades called the nightcap game between West Virginia and Arizona.