Tom Worthington, Director of Coaching (DOC)

Chatham United Soccer, which recently installed a new executive board to lead a club wide refresh, has executed one of its first strategic actions in hiring Tom Worthington as the club’s first-ever Director of Coaching (DOC). In this critical DOC role Worthington will primarily be responsible for player development, technical training curriculum and clinics, input to team formation and trainer quality management.

Worthington comes to CUS with a wealth of experience, ranging from youth, senior to amateur league coaching roles.  He started coaching in 2003 and is currently the Varsity Head Coach at Oak Knoll as well as a ECNL Staff Coach at PDA and owner of T.WO Touch Soccer.  His prior coaching roles include STA Girls Academy where he was the College Coordinator, Head Coach of both Women’s and Men’s Jersey Blues (National Premier Soccer League), Assistant Coach of FDU Men’s, DOC at Macarthur Rams in Sydney, Australia, Academy coach at Chicago Fire MLS, Youth Academy Coach at Arsenal in London, and Youth Academy Coach at Maidstone United in Southeast England.  Tom’s teams have won various NJ State Cup Titles, Regional Championships and attended National Championships across the country.  Worthington holds a BA Honours Degree in Sports & Fitness as well as USSF B, UEFA B, and NCSCAA Premier coaching licenses.  Tom grew up in England with a love of soccer.  He currently lives with his wife Samantha and 2 daughters, Abigail and Madeleine, in Somerville, NJ.

Worthington told us, “I am extremely excited to begin the role as Director of Coaching at Chatham United. After I spoke with the Board I knew that this would be a tremendous opportunity to be a part of the Chatham community and help continue to build the program with player development and enjoyment being at the heart of everything. I am looking forward to meeting the parents, coaches and volunteers who put in countless hours for the most important aspect of all, the players.”

Recently elected CUS President Jon Yee has commented, “I am very happy to welcome Tom Worthington to our Chatham United family. With Tom’s soccer experience, knowledge, and training, he offers tremendous value and strengthens our ability to develop high quality, technically confident, soccer players. The youth sports landscape continues to evolve around us and we are extremely fortunate to have Tom onboard as we work together to adapt our club and elevate Chatham United to the next level.”

Stay tuned. Additional information about Chatham United's player development approach and training curriculum will be posted here soon.