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Staff

Tommy Park

Executive Director

As Executive Director at ASA Tommy oversees the overarching strategic direction at the club. He works closely with the board of directors, executive staff and community stakeholders to push ASA towards defining and achieving its outcomes and vision of being the gold standard community based club. His responsibilities include managing the organizations resources and leading advocacy for the greater #ASACommunity needs.

Tommy joined ASA in 2011 as the first ever club employee and initially served as both Executive & Technical Director. Since then he has led the organization from supporting 1,200 youth players in just two programs to supporting over 6,000 youth and adults across 14 program platforms (check out the 2020 Report! To lead these programs Tommy has resourced, recruited, onboarded and developed fifteen full-time staff and fifty part time staff alongside hundreds of volunteers and contractors. He introduced and championed the #Access4All Project to ensure that ASA says "YES!" to every child, regardless of their comfort level in the game or economic backing with a focus on removing barriers to participation. Through this project ASA annually supports over 1,500 players with over $500,000 of scholarship support (ASA Community Fund).

Prior to working at ASA Tommy taught business courses at DeMatha Catholic High School where he also coached their national champion soccer team. He gained valuable coaching experience coaching the DC United Under 20 team and running the club's on-site summer programming. He earned his bachelor's degree from University of Mary Washington and a Master's in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University. Tommy holds his USSF "A" Coaching License, National Youth License, Unisport (Brazil) coaching certificate and was a USSF Coach Instructor. When he's not on the soccer fields or futsal courts he spends his time exploring new places with his wife Johnna, gardening, cycling and trying new recipes with extended family.

Executive Director Recognition & Awards:

  • United Soccer Coaches Convention National Presenter (2016-2020) - “Best Practices in Club Management” and “Communications and Marketing for youth clubs”
  • US Soccer Foundation Urban Symposium Presenter (2018 & 2021) - Shared the ASA “Access4All Project” as the gold standard model for breaking down barriers to participation
  • Alexandria Chamber of Commerce - “40 under 40” Business leader award
  • MARPSA Good Sport Regional Commission - Administrator of the year
  • City of Alexandria CYFCC - Champions of Children Award

ASA STaff

Deputy Director, Tournaments & Programs