Tom Herd - Goalkeeping Director, Goalkeeping Head Trainer, JK Soccer Academy Head Trainer, JK Elite Futures Head Trainer
Tom has over ten years experience working with the Jersey Knights. He is an Edison resident with a wealth of soccer experience, who also serves on the Board of Directors at the club. As a player, Tom was a standout goalkeeper for many years in the MESC and Garden State Soccer Leagues.
In addition to his own play, Tom is a highly licensed and experienced coach. Tom currently serves as a coach for the men’s team at Metuchen High School. He is also a head trainer in Metuchen for the Bulldog Soccer School and in the summer months has run his own GK clinics for the past 9 years. Tom is licensed with the USSF and holds a National Goalkeeping Diploma with the NSCAA.
He is a lead trainer at the JK Summer Soccer Academy and is the current supervisor of JK Elite Futures, a program designed to develop and prepare young players to later play on the club’s teams in a more competitive environment.
As Goalkeeping Director, Tom plans, organizes and implements all aspects of goalkeeping for the Jersey Knights. Goalkeepers that train with Tom consistently go on after having success for club and high school to play at the collegiate level. Tom has produced keepers spanning the spectrum of NCAA collegiate soccer experience from division 3 universities, such as Wheaton College, to division 1 universities, such as Rider University.