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Tom Melvin


Tom Melvin began playing soccer at age 4 and has played 3 years varsity soccer at W.T. White High School then played with Dallas Titans in his senior year.  Was offered scholarships out of state but pursued education at Texas Colleges where he continued to play and coach youth soccer.  Tom is National E, State D, and US National Youth Licensed.  Tom has coached Academy youth soccer over the last 7 years including special skills sessions for many age groups. Tom currently coaches Texas Thunder 07,08,09,2010 Boys teams. As well as his independent Academy team he's coached for the past 6 years.




Caleb Richardson


Caleb Richardson joined PSA Thunder after a career that started with The 94 Dallas Texans in 2006. While playing select soccer, Caleb was a leader on multiple Classic League and State Cup Championship teams. In addition to North Texas State championships while playing with the Texans, Caleb’s teams also won multiple Helsinki (Finland), Gothia (Sweden), Tivoli (Denmark) and Disney (USA) tournament Championships.


Caleb played for Marcus High School (2008-11). He was a varsity starter, 2009 New Comer of the Year and enjoyed all District Honors all three years. Caleb earned a soccer scholarship to the University of Kentucky, but after two years and multiple knee injuries, he returned to Dallas to continue his education.

 Currently Caleb is coaching 2010 Texas Thunder Boys soccer team & Texas Thunder Individual Skills while actively pursuing his degree in Business and Sports Management.


Dylan Asher


Dylan comes to Texas Thunder after playing 3 years at University of Kentucky. He was an All American at UK. Dylan was a 7 year captain for Solar Soccer club. He has taught skills and worked at various camps. Dylan currently holds a USSF F license. Dylan currently coaches the Texas Thunder  07,08,09,2010 Girls teams. Dylan is married and has 2 kids.





Jacob Gaffney


Jacob comes to Texas Thunder after coaching 4 years in the PSA Recreational league. Jacob played football and Rubgy growing up after living in England for 10 years found a passion for coaching soccer. Jacob currently holds a USSF D license. Jacob is married and has 2 kids Who currently plays with Texas Thunder SC. Jacob will be coaching an 06 and 07 Boys Academy team.


                                         Jimmy Harrison


Jimmy Harrison is bringing over 20 years of coaching experience to Texas Thunder.  He is currently the goal keepers coach for FCD Women’s Premier team.


He has been coaching in the North Texas area for over 20 years.  During his tenure he has coached for FC Dallas, Liverpool, and the Texas Longhorns.  He started his own club, Celtic United, where in there years he had 15 players receive college scholarships.  He has also been a volunteer assistant training the goal keepers at Ranger College and at Jarvis Christian College. 


Jimmy began his playing career in 1973 at PSA and is excited about the opportunity to come back to his roots where his love for the game first began.  Jimmy will be coaching in the 06 and 07 Girls age group along with our skills program.  He is looking forward to passing his passion for the game onto the next generation.






Mike Kramer


Mike Kramer has 32 years of Soccer Coaching Skills from Recreational Teams to forming the Texas Thunder Soccer Club Association.  Mike has coached for Texas Spurs, Andromeda, FC Dallas, and Texas Thunder. It is Mike’s goal to develop a program designed to improve every player no matter the level of skill.  Mike holds a National “C” License as well as a National Youth License. Mike coaches the 03Girls Team




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