Tomson comes to HVCC with extensive experience in collegiate soccer, as well as a diverse background with several top level youth academies across the country. Currently taking the healm for the Vikings for his first season, Tomson is also the Director of Operations for Nike Premier Club, Black Watch Premier FC in Albany NY.
Coach Tomson has spent time on both the East and West Coasts in his career. Beginning his career in his hometown of Red Hook NY where he helped both the Men’s and Women’s teams of Bard College, and coached as a Director for Middlepath FC in LarGrange NY. He attained his Master’s Degree in Physical Education and Coaching from Springfield and Canisius Colleges, as well as a USSF C license and United Soccer Coaches Advanced National Diploma.
While on the west coast Coach Tomson served two full seasons with the famed Banana Slugs at UC Santa Cruz. While at UC Santa Cruz he helped coach the men to two NCAA National Tournament births, as well as helped graduate three players into the professional ranks. While in California Tomson also spent time with such clubs as Red Star Soccer Club, partner of the European giants AFC Ajax. Where he won a California State Cup Championship. He was also assistant to the Pacific Soccer Academy Men’s NPSL team that served as the partner to MLS club the San Jose Earthquakes. Coach Tomson also spent one year with US Developmental Academy De Anza Force before returning to NY in 2013 when he was offered to return to his hometown as the Head Men’s Coach at Division III, Bard College.
After taking the Head Men’s Coaching position at Bard College Tomson spent one season with a Division-1 program, Marist College as the Assistant Men’s Coach. Since moving to the Capital District in 2014, Tomson has been devoting his time to coaching for top level youth academies around the Albany area while being a full-time father of two young children. In 2014 he was the Academy Director with the Albany Alleycats. And the four years he was Director of Grass Roots & College Prep with Global Premier Soccer Albany.
Coach Tomson has spent time at many levels of the game in many diverse backgrounds.