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Tom Stone
Tom  Stone

Position:
Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Duke '87


04/24/2016

Texas Tech Soccer Finishes Undefeated Spring Season

Red Raiders top TCU, 2-1, to cap undefeated Spring Season Saturday

04/21/2016

Texas Tech Stars Shine on Opening Day of NWSL Season

Two Red Raiders make pro debut, while Hinkle and Lytle record 21st and 30th pro appearances, respectively.

04/16/2016

Houston Dash Sign Texas Tech Alum Caity Heap

Caity Heap to begin her rookie season playing alongside fellow Red Raider Janine Beckie with Dash.

04/16/2016

Texas Tech Soccer Remains Perfect In Spring Play

Red Raiders defeat LSU, 4-1, in third spring friendly of 2016.

03/31/2016

Texas Tech Soccer Tops Abilene Christian in First Spring Appearance

Red Raider soccer tops ACU 4-0 Tuesday in spring opener.

10/23/2015

Red Raiders Earn 1-0 Win over Kansas on Senior Night

The No. 21 Red Raiders, (9-3-5, 2-2-3) claim emotional 1-0 win on senior night at the John Walker Soccer Complex Friday night against Kansas (9-3-5, 3-3-0).

11/14/2014

Texas Tech vs. Prairie View A&M

Texas Tech vs. Prairie View A&M

09/29/2014

Texas Tech vs. UC Riverside

Texas Tech vs. UC Riverside

09/15/2014

Red Raider Soccer Introduced During Arkansas Game

Red Raider Soccer Introduced During Arkansas Game

08/24/2014

Red Raider Soccer defeats Oral Roberts 5-0

Red Raider Soccer defeats Oral Roberts 5-0

Tom Stone Photo Gallery

The winningest coach in program history, Tom Stone enters his tenth season as the head soccer coach at Texas Tech after leading the Red Raiders to four-straight NCAA Championship appearances, including their first-ever Big 12 Soccer Championship in 2015.

Stone, the fourth head coach in school history, has transformed the Red Raiders into one of the top programs not only in the Big 12 Conference, but nationally as well as Texas Tech has been ranked in the top 25 at the conclusion of each of the last four seasons.

In his nine seasons with the Red Raiders, Stone has amassed a 108-58-21 record and is the only head coach to lead the Red Raiders to an NCAA tournament appearance.

The Red Raiders have won 64 matches in the last four seasons, the most among Big 12 programs during that span. That success has pushed Texas Tech to four-consecutive NCAA Championship appearances, a first for a program that had not previously advanced to the postseason.

The Red Raiders enter the 2016 season coming off yet another banner year that saw Texas Tech finish 14-4-5 overall. The Red Raiders topped Kansas, 1-0, in the Big 12 Championship to claim the program's first Conference Title.

Texas Tech once again hosted the first round of the NCAA Championship in 2015, topping North Texas 1-0 at the John Walker Soccer Complex. The win improved the Red Raiders to 4-0 all-time when hosting a first-round match at home.

An undefeated conference campaign in 2013 nearly earned the Red Raiders their first Big 12 title, but a pair of draws left Texas Tech just a point back of eventual regular season champion West Virginia. The Red Raiders closed the regular season in second place after delivering shutout victories over both No. 9 West Virginia and in-state rival Texas.

The 2-0 victory over West Virginia marked Texas Tech's first ever over a top-10 team, giving the Mountaineers their first conference loss since joining the Big 12 prior to the 2012 season. It was one of a school-record 17 shutouts during the 2013 season alone for the Red Raiders, who closed the year ranked second nationally with a .739 shutout percentage.

During his eight-year tenure, Stone has steadily built the program with a foundation of strong recruiting, annually bringing some of the top talent in the country to Lubbock. Stone has guided to Red Raiders to nine-consecutive Big 12 Championship appearances, sending Texas Tech back to the conference tournament in just his first season (2007) for the first time since 1999.

Not only has Stone built Texas Tech into a power on the field, but he has created an identity for the entire program - one that the Lubbock community has embraced. On fall Friday nights, thousands of fans flock to the John Walker Soccer Complex - one of the premier soccer facilities in the country.

That embrace of the Texas Tech soccer program was never more evident than the 2011 season where a new standard for attendance was set. A total of 14,657 fans attended 11 home matches during the 2011 season to help Texas Tech rank No. 13 in the nation for average home attendance. Twice during the campaign the Red Raiders broke single-game attendance marks with an announced crowd of 2,176 attending the final showdown with Texas A&M on Oct. 7, while 2,228 fans watched the Red Raiders take on Kansas on Oct. 14.

During his tenure, Stone has also been active on the national level as he was hired in 2008 to be the assistant coach for the U.S. U-20 National Team. Serving under head coach Tony DiCicco, the 2008 team captured the FIFA World Championship. The 2010 squad, meanwhile, won the CONCACAF Championship before eventually heading to the FIFA U-20 World Cup held in Germany. On top of his national team duties, Stone has also served as the head coach of the southern region's U-19 Olympic Development team.

Stone rejoined the national team program as he was one of two collegiate coaches named as an advance scout for the 2015 FIFA World Cup held in Canada. Stone's responsibilities included traveling to several international tournaments to scout potential opponents for the Senior U.S. National Team that went on to win its third World Cup with a 5-2 victory over Japan in the championship match. It was the first time the U.S. had captured the World Cup title since 1999. Prior to his arrival at Texas Tech, Stone spent one season as an assistant coach at Clemson where he helped lead the Tigers to the NCAA Elite Eight. Clemson ended its season 11-8-5 overall which was the best season in school history at the time.

Before beginning his career on the collegiate level, some of Stone's greatest accomplishments may have come from his time leading the Atlanta Beat of the Women's United Soccer Association during all three years of its existence. Being the first coach hired when the league formed in 2001, Stone proved his worth quickly, claiming the inaugural WUSA Presidents Cup Championship and advancing to the Founders Cup title match.

In his three seasons with the Beat, Stone finished with the highest winning percentage among WUSA coaches, finishing 13 games over .500, while also being named an all-star coach twice. He was also the only league coach to advance his team to the playoffs in all three seasons.

When the WUSA ceased operations in 2003, Stone was named the technical director of the Top Hat Soccer Club in Atlanta, one of the top girls youth programs in the southern region. While with Top Hat, Stone was primarily involved in all areas of club and player development and the College Prep Program that prepares top players for college soccer opportunities. He was the head coach for the 2007 Gold Team that won the Georgia State Championship in 2004 and the Southern Regional Premier League in 2005, while also serving as the head coach of the Gwinnett Country Club team that won the regional championship and qualified for the national championship match in 2005.

Prior to beginning his professional career, Stone was the founding director of coaching at the Colorado Rush Soccer Club from 1991 to 2000. Under Stone's direction, the Rush would go on to win 35 state cups along with 12 regional championships and seven national championships, becoming arguably the most successful youth girls program in the U.S. from 1997-2000. Stone has also served as a volunteer assistant coach at Duke in 1997 and the University of Denver in 1996.

As a player, Stone may be most remembered for his game-winning goal in the 1986 National Championship match that helped Duke win its only NCAA title with a 1-0 victory. Stone, just a junior at the time, scored the match's lone goal, finding the open net in the 46th minute for his 16th goal of the season. He was later named the Offensive Most Valuable Player for the match.

In his four-year career at Duke, Stone was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection three times, while also setting the Duke record for most NCAA Tournament goals in a career and game-winners in a single season. Stone was also a team captain on the 1987 squad and still remains among the top 10 on the school's career points chart.

Following his career as a Blue Devil, Stone played professionally for Le Havre FC in France and the Washington Stars and Colorado Foxes of the APSL. A native of Irving, Texas, Stone was a three-year member of the U.S. Youth National Team and a two-time Parade All-American while attending MacArthur High School.

When not coaching, Stone has served as an analyst for various national television networks, covering everything from the NCAA College Cup to the FIFA World Cup. He has worked as the lead soccer analyst for both CSTV and Fox Sports, while also joining ESPN for its coverage of the 2003 Women's World Cup. Stone has also written guest columns for various soccer websites.

Stone and his wife, Lindsey, currently reside in Lubbock with their sons, Leyton and Landry, and daughter, Lily.

To contact Coach Stone, email him at tom.stone@ttu.edu or call him at (806) 834-5844. Fans can also follow him on Twitter - @TomStone9.

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