(Sept. 3, 2013) - The Boston Breakers named Tom Durkin as the club’s new head coach, the team announced Tuesday.
Durkin served as an assistant coach for the Breakers over the final two weeks of the 2013 National Women’s Soccer League season.
“I am delighted to have secured the services of Tom,” Boston Breakers General Manager Lee Billiard said. “After interacting with him over the final two weeks of the regular season and watching him work, I know we have a top quality coach here in Boston."
Most recently, Durkin served as a coach for the FC Celtic Bolts of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy and previously worked as Academy Director for IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla., the home of U.S. Soccer’s U-16 and U-17 men’s national teams residency programs.
“I am very excited about working with the Boston Breakers this coming season," Durkin said. "I thoroughly enjoyed my interaction with the team at the end of last season. The group of professionals that I encountered is talented and versatile and their work habits and eagerness put me at ease straight off."
As head coach and general manager of Bradenton Academics, a USL Premier Development League team that, his teams featured U.S. Men’s National Team players Michael Parkhurst, Heath Pearce, and Aron Jóhannsson.
A former assistant coach of the U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team, head men’s soccer coach at both Union County College and Rutgers University. Durkin made his professional coaching debut in October 1996 as an assistant coach for the Tampa Bay Mutiny of Major League Soccer.
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