Tom grew up in San Francisco and played on the Vikings select team until he graduated from high school. Then he ran track and field for UC Berkeley and picked up soccer again as one of his hobbies.
Tom has been coaching since 2014 with Alpine Strikers FC.
Tom believes that soccer is a game that is meant to be enjoyed. He believes players thrive when they develop a passion for the game. In his experience passion is ingrained through fun experiences. His goal is to present an environment that is conducive for this growth.