About Coach Thomas:

While Joel is new to coaching, he has a long history of player experience. After beginning at young age, he played in the Long Island Olympic Development Program (ODP), college soccer (NAIA & NCAA DII) as well as semi-pro with the Bergan County Kickers and a short stint with the Atlanta Ruckus in the for A-League.


  • Nyack College-Bachelors of Science in Business Administration (1996)
  • Reformed Theological Seminary-Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (1999)

Coaching Experience:

  • 2006 Boy Red Assistant Coach
  • Unofficial Assistant GYSA UNITED ‘06 boys (2017-2018)

Playing Experience:

  • 3-Year Varsity Player Fulton High School (1988-1992)
  • 2-Time 1st Team Section III/SCAC Empire Conference (1991-1992)
  • Central New York Senior All-star Selection (1992)
  • Long Island Olympic Development Program (ODP) Team (Summer 1992)
  • 4-Year Scholarship Player NAIA/NCAA DII Nyack College (1992-1996)
  • Bergan County Kickers Semi-Pro Outdoor (1996)