USD Men's Soccer 2005


Torero Assistant Coaching Staff


TOMMY TATE-9THYEAR Tommy Tate returns for his ninth season as an assistant coach for the Torero soccer program.

No stranger to USD, he played four years at goalie for Coach McFadden between 1990-1994. He recorded 17 shutouts during his Torero career and finished with a 37-14-5 record as the starting keeper. He recorded 16 wins and 9 shutouts as a freshman and went 13-4 during his senior campaign. A 1995 graduate of USD with a B.A. in History, Tommy was the

goalkeeper coach for the San Diego Spirit of the WUSA for three seasons. He earned additional coaching experience as an assistant coach for the boy's team at the University of San Diego High School. He has his USSF B license and is also the US National Team Assistant for U-15 and U-17. In addition, he was the Regional Staff Coach for Region IV from 1990- 91. He competed for four years as a goalie for the San Diego Flash professional minor league team that plays in the A-League Western Division. Tom and his wife, Claire, were mar– ried on September 6, 2003. MIKE NICHOLSON - JST YEAR Michael "Nico" Nicholson begins his first season as an Assistant Coach to

Seamus McFadden and the University of San Diego men's soccer program. Nicholson comes to Alcala Park after serving as an assistant coach to the University of California, San Diego women's soccer program from 1994-2005. During his stint with UCSD, the Tritons captured three NCAA Division II and three NCAA Division III national championships. From 2003-05, Nicholson was also the director of the Temecula/Murrieta Soc–

cer Club and from 1998 to 2003, he acted as the Head Boy's Coach for the San Diego Surf. Many of the club teams at the Surf achieved Regional and State success and many of his players were placed on national teams. In 1994, he coached the Nomads Boy's Under ·16 club that won a national championship. In addition to his tremendous wealth of coaching experience, Nicholson also spent time with the United Sys–

tems of Independent Soccer League, a men's semi-professional league. He played three seasons for the San Diego Top Guns from 1993-95 and guided his team to the Regional Final– ists in 1994 and 1995. Nicholson graduated from the University of Leeds in England , where he earned a degree in Sports Science in 1989. He captained his soccer team to the national finals in 1989 and his team won the national championship in 1986.

Torero Coaching Staff (l-r) Tommy Tate , Seamus McFadden, "Nico" Nicholson.

USD NCAA Tournament Appearances - 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1990

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