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Breakers make Tom Durkin head coach

Posted by Julian Cardillo  September 2, 2013 04:39 PM

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Tom Durkin was named the Boston Breakers' fourth coach in franchise history on Tuesday.

He served as an assistant to Cat Whitehill for two games last year while she took over as the team player/coach on an interim basis following the departure of Lisa Cole.

Durkin has coached at Rutgers, Richland, Union County College, and was an assistant for the Tampa Bay Mutiny in 1996.

He also has extensive experience developing young players. Durkin was Academy Director for US U-17 and U-16 residency programs in Brandenton, Fla and helped develop current national team players Michael Parkhurst, Heath Pearce, and Aron Johansson.

Durkin's latest assignment was coaching the FC Celtic Bolts, another US Developmental Academy that is based in Boston.

“I am delighted to have secured the services of Tom,” Boston Breakers General Manager Lee Billiard said in a statement. “After interacting with him over the final two weeks of the regular season and watching him work, I know we have a top quality coach here in Boston.

“He will slot into our organization perfectly, on and off the field. And he will also take part in the growth of our youth academy program.”

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