Director of Coaching | Recreation & Classic Divisions
Our DOC (Director of Coaching), Tom Deeley brings with him a European style of coaching backed by tremendous talent, experience, passion and an unparalleled ability to teach our youth the world's favorite game.
Tom was born in England, however relocated to New Zealand with his family in 2009. Whilst there he worked under for NZ Football Southern Region on individual youth player development with a focus on technical and tactical aspects of the game.
Tom played for Lees-McRae College in the NCAA and was a three time All-American, Regional Player of the Year (2017) and Conference Player of the Year (2017).
Tom will serve as the head coach of our our new Recreation Division launching in 2018, and will also oversee all training curriculums for our Classic Division. Tom carries multiple, advanced European coaching certifications, which are currently be transferred over to US Youth Soccer and US Club Soccer.
You may recognize Tom from Asheville's very own Asheville City Soccer Club where he played midfielder for the club during their 2017 inaugural year.
The coaches, players and families of ASFC are blessed to have such a talented scholar of "The World's Game" join the Shield family.