Website Manager

Hawthorn Woods Elite Soccer Club

Tom is a well-known advocate, coach, and trainer of soccer in Illinois, and his teams have consistently played at the top level of competition in the State of Illinois.  He has had six players go on to play on National Teams/Professional Teams.  More than sixty soccer players coached by Tom have been awarded college scholarships. Tom is also a retired physical education teacher with 38 years of experience.

Coaching Experience

  • 30+ years of coaching experience at Evanston High School, Gordon Technical High School, and Eastern Illinois University.
  • Served as head coach of the U16 Boys Illinois Olympic Development Program (ODP)
  • Founder and Coach, Elite Program for Ela Soccer Club, 2003-2010
  • Led Ela Elite Soccer Club teams to Illinois State Championships, Regional Qualifiers, and National Championship competitions through 2010
  • Clinician for Chicago Sting players’ and coaches’ clinics.
  • 2007: Named “Coach of the Year” by the Illinois Youth Soccer Association
  • 1992: Illinois High School Coaches Association; Coach of the Year
  • 1992: Midwest Coach of the Year, and a finalist for National Coach of the Year
  • Holds USSF National B coaching license
  • Holds NS Brazilian National coaching license

Hawthorn Woods Elite Soccer Club

310 Fairfield Road 
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois 60047
Phone : 847-909-9729
Email : [email protected]
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