Position: Head Coach
Washington Spirit Academy – Virginia Technical Director Tom Torres took on an expanded role with the club, joining the NWSL coaching staff ahead of the 2018 National Women’s Soccer League season. In addition to his primary role with the Spirit Academy, Torres was named an assistant coach for the NWSL side, managing video analysis, and continuing to solidify the connection between the Development Academy and the pro and reserve teams.
Torres, who has played and coached in the D.C. area for most of his life, first joined the Spirit in March 2016 after a 10-year run with D.C. United Academy, where he was a driving force behind the growth of United’s U12-U15 Pre-Academy, as well as the club’s scouting and affiliate programs. During his time with D.C. United, he also assisted with first team training at varying times, and has guided multiple players’ transitions from the Development Academy into Major League Soccer.
Torres also served as the club’s tournament director and has led D.C. United Academy teams as head coach at the U15, U16, U18 and U23 Assistant levels at various points over the past decade. He holds a USSF ‘A’, UEFA ‘B’ and USC Advanced National coaching licenses, and has completed EFCL French FF coaching course.