Tommy Tate
Tommy Tate

Assistant Coach (10th season)


Tommy Tate returns for his tenth season as an assistant coach for the Torero soccer program. No stranger to USD, he played four years at goalie for Coach McFadden between 1990-1994. He recorded 17 shutouts during his Torero career and finished with a 37-14-5 record as the starting keeper. He recorded 16 wins and 9 shutouts as a freshman and went 13-4 during his senior campaign.

A 1995 graduate of USD with a B.A. in History, Tommy was the goalkeeper coach for the San Diego Spirit of the WUSA for three seasons. He earned additional coaching experience as an assistant coach for the boy's team at the University of San Diego High School. He has his USSF B license and is also the US National Team Assistant for U-15 and U-17. In addition, he is the coach for the Region IV 1991 age group.

He competed for four years as a goalie for the San Diego Flash professional minor league team that plays in the A-League Western Division. Tom and his wife, Claire, were married on September 6, 2003.