Tom is the current New Zealand Women’s National Team Head Coach.
He has coached at both club and international levels, including at five FIFA World Cups.
He has previously been the Head Coach of the Australian and US women’s national teams and the Assistant Coach with Canada. In club football he has coached in two American professional leagues, with San Jose and New York Power in the WUSA and more recently Orlando Pride in the NWSL
Tom coached the Australia WNT to the last 8 of the the World Cup in 2007 and 2011 before taking the job as the USWNT head coach in 2012.
He inherited a squad which included 2012 Olympic champions Hope Solo, Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan and gave first caps to World Cup winners Christen Press, Crystal Dunn and Julie Ertz in his first two games in charge.
In 2014, he joined Canada women’s national team’s coaching staff as technical consultant and was an assistant coach during 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
He became the first coach of the NWSL’s Orlando Pride in 2016 before moving to New Zealand in 2018.
Following a professional playing career in the UK with Albion Rovers, Blackpool and Torquay Utd, Tom moved to Australia to play with Marconi and Canberra City in the Australian National Soccer League.
After retiring as a player, he moved straight into coaching and established a career that has spanned over 30 years in both men’s and women’s football throughout the world.
In men’s football Tom’s experience has included coaching at the Australian Institute of Sports, with Sydney Olympic and Canberra Cosmos in the Australian National League, and Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the Japanese J-League.