Year at JMU: 10th
Career Playing Honors:
* Freshman All-America (1987)
* Big East Freshman of
the Year (1987)
* All-New England (1987,
88, 89, 90)
* NCAA Tournament (1987, 88, 89)
* Big East Champion
* Big East Tournament
* U.S Youth National
Tom Foley joined the Dukes'
staff as associate head coach in August 2009, returning to the school where he
had previously served as an assistant coach from 1997-2003.
During his nine seasons with the JMU program, the Dukes have made three NCAA
Tournament appearances (2000, 01, 11), have won a Colonial Athletic Association
championship (2001) and have been a CAA runner-up (2000).
JMU has been nationally ranked in eight (1997-01, 2009-11) of his nine JMU
Folye has coached nine JMU players who have gone on to play professionally,
including 2011 Major League Soccer Rookie of the Year CJ Sapong.
The Billerica, Mass., native also has experience as a head coach at the
Massachusetts-Lowell (1997), a Division II program. Foley also spent five years as an assistant
coach at two Division I schools -- Holy Cross (1992-93, 96) and his alma mater,
Foley has coached in the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program in
Connecticut (1994, 1995) and Virginia (1998).
He also coached the under-15 and under-18 teams at New England Soccer
School from 2005-08, and he has been director and owner from High Performance
Soccer Camps/Clinics since July 2007.
A 1991 graduate of Connecticut, Foley participated in three NCAA tournaments
(1987-89). He was the starting
goalkeeper on the Huskies' 1989 Big East tournament champion team and the
tournament's most valuable player. Foley
was voted the Big East Freshman of the Year and won Freshman All-America honors
in 1987 and was named All-New England four times. He played in the 1991 Senior Bowl.
He also played on the U.S Youth National Team in the Youth World Cup in
Beijing, China, and in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Tournament in Trinidad
Foley holds a master's degree in sport management from Connecticut ('96) and an
NSCAA National Diploma.