Director of Youth Programs

Thom Nickley has been coaching for twenty years in major clubs around the United States. Thom is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio where he began playing soccer for the local club.He was a stand out for his High School but multiple knee injuries suffered in college cut his playing career short. After earning his BS in Athletic Training and his MS degrees in Exercise Science as well as Health Appraisal, he was asked by a friend to help coach at a local soccer club in Cincinnati. After that introduction to coaching and developing youth players, Thom decided to make a career of coaching players at the youth level.


Thom has his USYSA National Youth license, the US Soccer National C license, the Dutch Method certification from the KNVB as well as being a certified instructor from Coerver Coaching.  He has trained and developed thousands of players during his coaching career while at KHA in Cincinnati, Ohio ODP where he regularly was part of the state staff and took players to regional camps as well as FC Brandywine(a Penn Fusion affiliate) in Eastern Pennsylvania outside of Philadelphia.


Coaching Qualifications: USSF National C; USYSA National Youth; US Soccer 4v4, 7v7, 9v9 & Grassroots Certifications





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