2022: Philadelphia Voted Tom Shirley – Thomas Jefferson University Best College Sports Coach!
Tom Shirley – Thomas Jefferson University
901 Walnut Street
(215) 951-2720 – jeffersonrams.com
Tom Shirley joined Thomas Jefferson University’s athletic department in 1989, and is currently the vice president of athletics and head women’s basketball coach. Shirley is an experienced leader and coach who helped guide Jefferson’s athletic department through the COVID-19 pandemic, and made it possible for 12 of their 17 sports teams to compete during the 2020-21 academic year. As CACC members since 2005, Jefferson University has won 41 conference titles. In 2008, Shirley established the need-based Kathleen and Thomas R. Shirley, Sr. Scholarship in memory of his parents, which has now raised more than $314,000. Shirley has held multiple roles with the NCAA, the CACC, the ECC, and the Atlantic Soccer Conference, and is known for his sportsmanship and outstanding outcomes.
2021: Philadelphia Voted Rod Carey-Temple University Best College Sports Coach!
Rod Carey-Temple University
1801 N Broad St
(215) 204-4694 – temple.edu
A packed resume with Minnesota, UW-Stout, Illinois State, North Dakota and Northern Illinois — and a college career playing football at Indiana University as defensive lineman — earned Rod Carey a deserved reputation as Temple’s competent football coach. He switched direction in preparing the team for the current season, bringing the athletes out of Philadelphia to New York’s SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx. The decision helped the Owls become a more cohesive group, working together as the team headed into the 2021 season. The two weeks of training camp to focus on becoming a close group gave athletes an experience to improve their skills and develop more team spirit. This exceptional coaching style has gained notice among colleagues and sportsmen, making Carey a standout!