Tom Jost was an outstanding cross country runner and baseball player. He participated in both sports from 1976-1979. He was All High in cross country in 1978, finishing fourth. In 1979 he achieved a memorable feat by finishing
1st in the cross country run. Awards that he achieved in sports at Bennett were being named cross country captain in 1978 and 1979, cross country Most Valuable Player in 1978-79, and baseball captain in 1980. A moment that he has always treasured was reaching the Sectional final, losing to Trott High School.
After graduating from Bennett he has been a teacher in the Buffalo school system since 1992. He has been the Hutch Tech baseball coach from 2005-2018. His teams were Cornell Cup Champions 2006 and from 2009-2012. He has been Hutch tech assistant football coach from 2007-2018.
He is married to wife Karen and they have two sons, Andrew and Bryan who played basketball, baseball and football at Clarence High School. Even though he is 55 years old Jost still plays baseball and softball four nights a week during the summer and recreation basketball 3 times a week during the rest of the year.
When Jost was notified that he would be inducted into the Bennett High School Sports Hall of Fame he said that he felt honored to be inducted with so many other outstanding athletes and will always remember the caring teachers and coaches at Bennett.