Coach Rick, USSF A candidate, brings over 30 years of playing and coaching experience (Premier Soccer, High School, Olympic Development Program, College, Professional / USISL). He considers his greatest accomplishment not to be the numerous winning records of the teams, but the development of over 40 players that have gone on to play collegiate soccer at NCAA D1 & 2 as well as professional levels.
Rick will be coaching the BU15 and BU10 as well as the head Goalkeeping instructor at Tynecastle FC.
Rick has previously coached at Emerald City FC, North Shore Youth Soccer Association, AJAX United (Cal North State Champion) U11-U14 girls, Thomas Downy High School (Central CA Champion), Cal North ODP GK coach and Cal North ODP GU15 & 16 (Regional Champion).
Tynecastle FC is very thankful to have Coach Rick join it’s coaching and player development staff.
Tynecastle FC is very excited with the addition of Craig Tomlinson (NSCAA diploma, USSF B candidate), former Sounders FC player to it’s coaching staff. Craig will be focusing his efforts on player development, strength and conditioning as well as head coach of boys u13 and u10 side.
Craig grew up playing soccer in the streets, parks and fields of Kingston Jamaica. His passion and love for the game brought him to the USA, where he played NCAA D1 for Fresno State Bulldogs. At Fresno Craig was an All-American and Western Athletic Conference MVP, leading the Bulldogs in points, a 17-5-1 record, Conference title and a quarterfinal spot in the NCAA tournament, ending the season with a No.7 national ranking. Craig signed with Seattle Sounders in 2000, playing 8 season and winning 2 titles in 2004 and 2007. He compiled 119 appearances with the Sounders FC, retiring in 2009. Craig also had appearances with the Jamaican National Team.
Hoggy met Craig in 2000, where as an assistant coach with Seattle Sounders, Craig was beginning his rookie season with the club.
Craig brings over 15 years of coaching and player development to Tynecastle FC. He has worked with the Sounders youth development programs, Emerald City FC and Washington Youth Soccer ODP Girls program. Please welcome Craig to Tynecastle FC.