Tom joined the Physical and Sport Education degree programme in September 2016. Prior to joining St Mary’s University Tom spent six years employed full-time at a leading professional football club, working as a Football & Education head coach and a academy coach. Tom continues to work with this football club part time as a Youth Phase (U15) Academy Coach.
Tom has previously undertaken Coach behavior observation with a focus on effective questioning, as a consequence of the EPPP review. Results were collated to aid in the development of the academy coaching model and review of the syllabus.
Tom has recently finished studying a MSc in Sports Coaching at Loughborough University and focused on whether Game Centred Approach principles can be embedded into one-to-one coaching contexts for his final dissertation.
- Coaching pedagogy
- Coaching sociology
- Performance/coach behaviour analysis
- Coach Education