Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals SC is very happy to announce that Tom Birch has been appointed as the Director of Grassroots and Recreational Programs. In addition to his director role, Coach Birch will also be leading the 2016 Age Group Travel teams on both the Boys and Girls, and will be on staff of our Boys Academy teams. He officially began his role with the club on February 1st.
“We could not be more excited to add Tom to our Ukies Family,” Said Technical Director Joe Nemzer. “Coach Birch has a tremendous track record of being one of the top directors and coaches in the state. His experience in all age groups speaks volumes to the type of leader he is, but most importantly, the type of person he is. Tom is an extraordinary developer of young people, while also fostering an elite environment prided on development and holistic growth.”
“I am very excited to join a club with such history and commitment to improve youth soccer,” said Coach Birch. “I look forward to doing my part to continue these traditions and build toward a bright future here at Ukrainian Nationals.”
Prior to joining Ukrainian Nationals SC, Tom was the Boys Director of Coaching at Keystone Soccer Club where he served the club since 2018. As a player, Coach Birch played for Rutgers University and Temple University.