Head Coach 1998 Boys NorCal Head Coach 2003 Boys NPL (Fall 2017) Director of Soccer Operations, SF Elite Academy
USSF National 'A" License
Tom serves as the Academy’s Director of Soccer Operations as well as a head coach starting in the spring of 2017. Tom brings a wealth of experience working with elite-level players and coaching at the very highest levels of U.S. Soccer, managing premier clubs, and leading both innovation and education for top youth players. He’s currently a US Club Board Member, representing Region IV (West Region) and holds a USSF “A” License.
Tom’s coaching experience spans over 25 years and includes 15 years as the Director of Coaching and Player Development for Tualatin Hills United Soccer Club & Crossfire United ECNL, in Oregon, where he served as a head coach for two ECNL teams. Tom has also done extensive work as a scout and camp coach for U.S. Soccer youth national teams. Tom has also been a director and scout with ECNL (Elite Club National League), U.S. Club’s ID2 Program, and both Men’s and Women’s ODPs (Olympic Development Programs) in various regions of the country. Tom was also a one-time assistant coach at Cal State Fullerton where he helped recruit a class that went on to make a Final Four appearance in 1993. Tom’s playing experience includes two years with the California Kickers and the Los Angles Heat of the American Professional Soccer League. He also played varsity soccer from 1984-1988 at Cal State Fullerton where in 1987 he was team captain and NCAA All Far West first team. In high school, Tom was an ODP player and an all CIF Selection player for Southern California.