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GK Training

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Tom Paparounis
Tom Paparounis

Founder and Director

www.drivegk.com

Drive GK Coaches lead our GK training program for the club. Founder and Director, Tom Paparounis has over 15 years coaching experience working with goalkeepers ranging from Division 1 collegiate athletes to club and high school players. His coaching influences come from working with many greatly respected goalkeeping coaches from around the United States and Europe, namely former Ireland National Team goalkeeper, DC United goalkeeping coach, Alan Kelly Sr. and Joe Waggoner of North Texas ODP.

Coaching Experience

  • 2019, 2015-present: Roosevelt University DNAIA
  • 2013-present: Chicago City Soccer Club WPSL
  • 2015 - 2016: Illinois ODP
  • 2011-2014: Loyola University Chicago Women's program DI
  • 2011-2012: Loyola University Chicago Men's program DI
  • 2009 - 2010: Concordia University Chicago DIII

License and Certifications

  • Adv. National Goalkeeping Diploma-United Soccer Coaches
  • National C License - USSF

Professional Playing Experience

  • 2003 : Carolina Dynamo of USL
  • 2003 : PSL Regular Season Title

Collegiate Experience

  • 1998 - 2002 : Salisbury University
  • 3 Conference Championships
  • 2 NCAA Tournament appearances
  • 2002 : First-Team All-Conference