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
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
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