EDISON, N.J. — Washington College women's soccer head coach Tom Reilly was inducted into the Soccer Coaches Association of New Jersey (SCANJ) Hall of Fame yesterday during that organization's annual induction banquet at Pines Manor in Edison, N.J. Reilly had a long and highly-successful career as a high school coach in New Jersey before coming to Washington College.
After an impressive youth and high school playing career, Reilly played four years at the University of South Carolina, leading the team in goals and points in 1981. He began coaching while at South Carolina, picking up local club teams in the Clumbia area. He completed his USSF National C license while attending South Carolina and continued on that path by attaining National B & National A licenses.
Reilly then spent 32 seasons as the head boys varsity soccer coach at Ocean Township High School piling up a record of 405-188-43 before retiring as both coach and a Health and Physical Education teacher in January. During that time, he also spent three seasons as the head girls varsity soccer coach at Brick Memorial High School, posting a 41-9-5 record.
As a high school head coach, Reilly won 11 Division Championships, four Shore Conference Tournament Championships, five Central Jersey Group III Championships, and one New Jersey Group III Championship. A multiple time Conference Coach of the Year, Reilly was also named the State of New Jersey Coach of the Year in 1995 and the Central Jersey Coach of the Year in 2001. He was inducted into the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2015 and the Soccer Coaches Association of New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2019.
Reilly's three decades of soccer coaching has also included 12 years as a club coach for the Brick Town Soccer Association Titans (1996-2004) and New Jersey United (2004-08). He coached the latter club to the U.S. Club Soccer State Cup Final in 2008.
Reilly completed his second season as head coach of the Shorewomen this past fall, leading the the team to its first-ever winning record at 8-6-1.
This is Reilly's third Hall of Fame induction. He was inducted into the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Hall of Fame in 2015 and the Ocean Township High School Hall of Fame in 2017.