As Villanova's head men's soccer coach since 2008, Tom Carlin has guided the program to new levels of success. Most recently, that included the program's second NCAA Tournament appearance and first ever NCAA Tournament victory, a 1-0 decision at Vermont on Nov. 18, 2021. In 2021, Carlin became the all-time leader in program victories, moving past his predecessor Larry Sullivan (114) with a dramatic 2-1 victory at Creighton on Nov. 5, 2021 in the opening round of the BIG EAST Tournament. In 14 seasons, his overall record is 116-117-24. He graduated in 1999 from Arcadia University with a B.A. in History and a minor in Secondary Education. He went on to earn a M.A. in Educational Leadership in 2002 from Arcadia.
US Soccer Federation National “A” license
NSCAA “Masters Coach” badge
NSCAA “Premier” license.
From 2003-06 he was head coach of the Philadelphia Soccer Club Coppa, a U-17/U-18 boy's team that captured the 2004 and 2005 Pennsylvania state championship.
In 2007, he guided the FC Sockers Soccer Club, an 18 and Under boy's team based in Palantine, Ill.
For three seasons, Carlin served with an Olympic Development program as well.
As a player, Carlin was a three-year captain at Arcadia. He was named first team All PAC from 1996-98. He graduated in 1999 with a B.A. in History and a minor in secondary education. He went on to earn a M.A. in Educational Leadership in 2002 from Arcadia.