Villanova Men's Soccer Coach Tom Carlin (HG 1994)
Throwback Pic:HGP State SoccerChampionship 1992
Villanova University Men's Soccer coach Tom Carlin '94 and HGP will host a soccer camp from Monday, August 4 through Thursday, August 7, 2014.
Coach Tom Carlin played soccer for four years at HGP including the State Championship Team in 1992. The HGP soccer program played in three consecutive State Championships (1991, 1992, 1993) during Carlin's time at HGP. Current HGP Head Soccer Coach Ken Lawson '92 played in one of those games and coached HGP to the state championship, along with Associate Head Coach Davey Simpson, in 2013.
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More about Coach Carlin:
In 2012, Carlin's Wildcats established a new BIG EAST era record with 12 victories. That is the best total for a Villanova team since the Wildcats began competing in the elite soccer conference that the BIG EAST is and also tied a program record set in 1980. For the first time in program history, the Wildcats claimed BIG EAST Championship victories in consecutive seasons, defeating Seton Hall 3-1 in opening round action.
Carlin first joined the Villanova staff as an assistant coach in June of 2007, bringing him back to the region where he grew up and first made his mark in soccer. He quickly made an impact, helping the Wildcats upset top ranked Duke and return to the BIG EAST Tournament after a one-season absence.
From 2000-2005, Carlin served as the head coach at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa., where he posted a 99-23-9 record. Over the course of his tenure he steered Arcadia to three Pennsylvania Athletic Conference titles and three NCAA Championship appearances. Arcadia advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight in 2002 and the Sweet 16 in 2001.
For three seasons, Carlin served with an Olympic Development program as well. As a player, Carlin was a three-year captain at Arcadia. He was named first team All PAC from 1996-98. He graduated in 1999 with a B.A. in History and a minor in secondary education. He went on to earn a M.A. in Educational Leadership in 2002 from Arcadia.
Carlin and his wife Catara were married in 2012 and have two daughters, Lucy and Ciona.