Tom Cole was drafted by the West Coast Eagles with the 36th pick in the 2015 NAB AFL Draft. A strong start to the WAFL season saw Cole make his debut in round 10 against Gold Coast.
Unfortunately due to strong competition for spots and minor injury setbacks Cole couldn’t solidify his spot in the Eagles line up throughout the 2016/2017 seasons managing just the 6 games.
2018 was a breakout year for Cole who was included in the round 5 team and solidified his spot across half back and through the midfield. His 21 game season ended in the ultimate team success winning the 2018 premiership. Cole plays an important role helping shut down some of Collingwoods star midfielders and small forwards.
Coles 2018 performance was rewarded with a three year contract extension on top of his original deal seeing him at the club until 2023.