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Tommy Tanner

Club President

Boys & Girls College Liaison

Head Coach, 2009 Girls Orange

Assistant Coach, 2008 Boys Orange

Assistant coach, 2003/4 Boys Orange


Tommy Tanner has been involved in Soccer at all levels from Professional to Youth. His passion is to watch kids develop as players and go on to play at the highest level they can achieve.

Tommy played professional soccer for 14 years with the Cleveland Crunch (indoor) and the Rochester Rhinos and Syracuse Salty Dogs (outdoors).  He played in 13 professional championships winning 7 including a US Open Cup Championships with the Rochester Rhinos in 1999. 

In 2001, Tanner became the director of coaching with the Syracuse Soccer Academy, a position he held until 2003. In 2003, Tanner became an assistant coach with the Syracuse Salty Dogs of the USL A-League. In 2004, he founded and coached the Syracuse Youth Football Club. In 2011, he became the Head Coach and owner of the Syracuse Silver Knights.  

In 2018 Tanner moved the professional team (Silverknights) to Utica and they became Utica City FC

Coaching Experience

  • 22 years youth coaching 

  • 2003 - Assistant Coach Syracuse Salty Dogs

  • 2004 - Assistant Coach/GM Syracuse Salty Dogs

  • 2011 -2016 Head Coach Syracuse Silver Knights

  • 2018 - present GM Utica City FC


USSF B License

Playing Experience


1991- 2001: Cleveland Crunch - 3 pro championships

1996 - 2002: Rochester Rhinos - 4 pro championships

2003 - 2005: Syracuse Salty Dogs




1986 - 1991: N.C. State University


Tommy has 3 children, Zachary, Sydney and TJ and a beautiful wife, Stacy.

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