Tom Eckart

Tom Eckart

Education / Qualifications

  • University of Cincinnati, BA Psychology 1987
  • Xavier University, M. Ed, Agency and Community Counseling, 1998
  • Professional Clinical Counselor State of Ohio, 2000, supervising credentials
  • Certified Sports Counselor
  • USSF National D License
  • United Soccer Coaches diplomas, Level 1 Goalkeeping, Sport Psychology and Individual mental skills.

Coaching Experience

  • STAR Soccer Club        2003- present        Director of Coaching   2003-2006
  • Turpin Girls Soccer JV head coach      2020
  • Roger Bacon Girls Soccer    2009-2019   Head Coach Girls Soccer Program
  • Roger Bacon Girls Soccer    1998-1999   Assistant Varsity Coach
  • Roger Bacon Boys Soccer     1987-1997   Assistant Varsity Coach
    • Included 2 Ohio State Champions, 3 Regional Champs, 7 District Champs
  • Club trainer/coach, Finneytown SC 1987, 1999-2003, Classics SC 1988-89, Tempest SC 1988-90, Hammer SC 1991
  • Olympic Development Program 1988-89

Playing Experience

  • Roger Bacon High School
    • All-GCL 80, 81, 82, All-City 81, 82, All-State 82
    • First Soccer player in the Roger Bacon Men’s Hall of Fame
  • University of Cincinnati, 1983-86
    • Co-Captain 84-86, All-Ohio 85, 86, All-Mid East 86
    • 1987 Metro Medallion—Metro Conference Student Athlete of the Year

What I love about coaching for STAR Soccer Club

I have been with STAR SC since the club started and have stayed with the club because coaching with this club has always been a positive experience for me. The organization is sound, the training offered is consistently at a high level, the players work hard and have great attitudes, and the parents are generally positive and supportive. STAR SC proves that you don’t have to spend a fortune to be competitive and have a great soccer experience.