Tom began his career teaching and coaching in Minnesota in 1974. After his first two seasons as a varsity high school football coach he already had back to back state championships on his coaching resume.
He has been coaching continuously serving as head coach, offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator, and special teams coordinator. He currently coaches special teams for Armwood High School in Tampa, Florida .
Tom studied Sports Psychology under the famous Dr. Robert Singer and Dr David Pargman while pursuing his Doctorate in the field of Sports Psychology. Tom focused his research on the power of mental imagery and factors producing “mental toughness”.
In January of 2007, Tom Feely earned National Board Certification.
He is the only Nationally Board Certified Teacher working in the kicking coaching industry.
Tom began his specialty as a kicking coach in 1992 when his oldest son, Jay Feely, was 14 and became interested in becoming a kicker in high school. Jay is currently in his 12th year as an NFL kicker, currently with the Arizona Cardinals.
To date, ten of Tom Feely’s students have made it all the way to the professional level of football, many playing in the NFL.
Tom and his sons, Jay, John, Ryan, Tyler and Nick are all very instrumental in our mission to spread to the athletes we are privileged to encounter, not only the skills of football kicking and punting, but more importantly, the attitudes and values that help make young people become successful at whatever they dream to accomplish. Tom’s rich background as a teacher, passionately shares with his protégées.
The Feely Family Foundation and the World Ministries Football Club are two examples of the commitment this family has to making this a better world.