Lower Merion Soccer Alumni Association

Lower Merion Alumni Association  


Tom Farr

Tom Farr played soccer for Lower Merion from 1971 – 1973 under Coach Rob Robinson.  After graduation he went on to play for Dr. John McKeon at East Stroudsburg State College from 1974-1977.  After college he played with numerous clubs in the area up until 2006, which includes the Lower Merion Recreational league, the Philadelphia Cricket Club, the United League, Berks United and West Bradford.


Tom was Lower Merion High School Varsity Assistant coach in 1978, he coached the Drexel Hill Junior High team from 1979 – 1981, Upper Darby Freshman Soccer team in 1982 – 1983 and since 1984 has been the Head Soccer Coach at Upper Darby High School.  His current overall Varsity record is 184-201-53.  His Upper Darby team has won numerous Central League sportsmanship awards since the inception of the award 12 years ago.  Under Tom, the Upper Darby team won the Central League title in 2004 and has appeared in the PIAA District One play-offs in 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2007.  Tom currently serves as the Mathematics Supervisor for Upper Darby School District.


Along the way Tom has been very active in community soccer.  He has been involved in numerous soccer camps, including the Delco Soccer Camp, the Delco Select Soccer Camp, the Marlton NJ girls’ soccer camp, and the Lower Merion recreation soccer camp.

He was also the Lower Merion Indoor league Director from 1985 – 1987 and the Lower Merion Outdoor league Director from 1985 – 1989.


In addition, Tom has been involved in soccer at both the State and National Levels in the following capacities:  he is a member of both the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America; he is currently the Central League Representative to the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association; and is also the Central League Boys soccer chair.  He has been Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association (1993 – 2003), the Vice President of the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association (2004 – 2006) and is presently the President of the Pennsylvania Soccer Association.  In the years 1999, 2002 and 2006 Tom was the Local Committee co-chair of the National Soccer Coaches Association annual convention when it was held in Philadelphia.  From 2000 to the present he serves at the National Soccer Coaches Association Assistant Program Coordinator.


Tom has been married since 1992 to Kim, who teaches Spanish at Academy Park High School.  They have two daughters.  Darri and Hallie.