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"A committed professional with an extremely bright future, Coach Poole's ability to help developing players comprehend and implement instructions is impressive.

Tom Poole has the necessary backbone, background, insights and quest for self-improvement to be rightfully considered a coach with, as yet, years of untapped potential."

Barry Gorman
Former NSCAA President
Penn State Head Coach (1987-2009)
Technical Director FC Dallas (2010-2011)

"Having had the opportunity to work with Tom on and off the field has given me and others an insight into his commitment to developing players and coaches.


His dedication to improving himself first shows how much he is driven to improving our sport. Tom is one to watch in the future of soccer in the United States. A true professional in the world of grassroots, youth and collegiate soccer."

Ryan Hodgson
National Director of Coaching Education - US Coaches Club
National Staff Instructor - NSCAA

"Tom is an outstanding coach with a bright future in the coaching profession. He is dedicated to player development through a series of individual values and beliefs. He adopts a holistic approach to coaching, working through all four areas of modern day soccer: Technical, Tactical, Physical and Psychological/Psychosocial.


I have known Tom for over 6 years now, completing out UEFA 'B' License together and have kept in touch as our soccer coaching philosophies align."

Matt Briggs
Real Salt Lake U15 Head Coach & Head of Academy Recruitment
Former Assistant Coach - FCKC in NWSL
U.S Development Academy Manager - FCKC
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