Tom Daly graduated from Dowling College in Oakdale, NY and later received a Master of Professional Studies in criminal justice from C.W. Post University in Brookville, NY. . Tom was a first responder on 9ll and spent most of the first 7 days there. Following retirement from the police department after 34 years (Helicopter Police Officer Pilot for 32 years), Tom returned to Dowling as the Dean of Aviation and later as the Dean of Students.
In 2013, Tom was promoted to 9th Degree Black Belt in the Chinese Goju Association at the Malverne School of Self Defense, a martial arts school he has owned for 45 years. In addition to martial arts training, Tom is a safety advocate and lecturers in different types of safety both personal and safety in the workplace.
He is a racing enthusiast and holds records at Bonnerville Salt Flats, Utah and Loring, Maine (LTA) in cars and on motorcycles. Tom currently resides on Long Island with his wife and four children.