Class of 1964
Inducted in 2007
Tom was inducted into the SHSAA Packer Sports Greats in 2007.
Tom Ruffino earned letters for wrestling, football and track. He had 110 wrestling wins and 14 losses, and won the South Invitational three years and the North Invitational one year. He was Inter-City Champion three years, District Champion two years and State Champion one year. He was runner up twice for the State Championship and was Captain of the 1964 wrestling team. Tom played both offense and defense on the 1964 football team.
He received a 1964-65 wrestling scholarship to Kansas State University, and then later transferred to UNO to compile a 35 win and 14 loss record. He qualified for Nationals and finished second in Regionals both years.
After a stint in the Army, he worked for the State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, becoming Director of the State’s Child Support Enforcement Program in 1985. He served as Vice President of the National Support Directors Association from 1987-1990.
He resigned the position to open his own consulting business “Technology Management Resources” which grew to 200 employees with consulting contracts in 20 states. After he selling that business, he opened Comfort Care Homes, an assisted living care concept offering assistance in six residential homes for individuals suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's.