Tom has coached high school varsity football, baseball, gymnastics, and track and field over the last 25 years. He has coached 10 league, 11 district, and 3 state champions in Track and Field and was awarded Coach of Year in 2000. For the past two years, Tom has been the Offensive Coordinator at a local high school in which he has trained two 1,000 yard rushers and a 1,000 yard passer. In addition, Tom has coached youth football, baseball, softball, and basketball.
Tom’s specialty is training athletes in speed and explosion, which he’s been doing for the past 14 years. He believes in breaking down the sport and using drills to train the body to achieve a high level of speed and explosion. He will then put the movements together to replicate the movements of each sport on their respective fields.
Many of the athletes he has trained have gone on to compete in college football, track and field, field hockey, softball, lacrosse, and he has even trained an Olympic hopeful. These athletes have gone on to schools such as John Hopkins, Miami, Rutgers, Bucknell, Townson, Kutztown, and Michigan State.
I grew up on a dairy farm in Buckingham which my grandfather had started and my father currently owns, and is now a crop farm raising corn, soybeans and hay. This is where I learned the core values of hard work and dedication which helped shape the person I am today.
As a kid I played both soccer and football through high school and into college. I never really had the advantages that kids have today. Working on the farm always came first which interfered with my development as a player. If I had the classes and training that players have today I feel I would of been much more of a complete player than just an athletic player. I always had the heart and determination but was never pushed, as work came first. I wanted to do something different when I became a father and wanted to be more involved in my son's life and help give him everything possible to achieve his goals.
I have been involved in youth sports for the past 12 years. I’ve coached baseball, basketball, soccer, futsal and summer select teams in various sports. I’ve been a coach at CBAA, Buckingham United, Tri-Township, United German Hungarians, Hulmeville and Phoenix First German Club. I felt like I was always looking for a home for my son as well as myself. We were never completely satisfied with many of the organizations in our area. There are always positives and negatives to every club. Now my son is getting ready for the next chapter in his life as he nears the end of his high school days. I still want to be involved with youth sports and was looking for a place that demonstrated the core values and dedication to the development of its players. I never found it, so I wanted to take part in creating a club that did those things, as well as give back to the local community. This is how Penn Athletics Club was formed.
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