Instructor and Lead Recruiting Consultant
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 played 14 years as an NFL kicker, currently he is a Football NFL Analyst for CBS.
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, 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 and Counselor, he passionately shares with his proteges. Education/Professional Accomplishments: Family: Tom was born and raised as one of four boys of a true coaching legend, his father (left), Tom Feely Sr. who was inducted into the college basketball Hall of Fame in 1977 as both a player and coach. Tom Feely Sr . legacy continued as his boys were all sports legends in Minnesota both as players and coaches. Their collective accomplishments are too numerous to list here. Tom (Jr.) also raised six sons, many of whom have successful careers, most notably… Jay Feely (14 years playing in the NFL, and Ryan Feely (3 times College All American).
Under Graduate: University of St. Thomas; , Masters Degree from University of Minnesota/Mankato;
Tom was a 3 sport athlete at the College of St. Thomas graduating with two degrees in 1974. He then entered the teaching a coaching profession and first served as an assistant football coach for a high school that won back to back state championships. In 47 years of coaching football he literally coached every position including many years as an offensive coordinator and special teams coordinator. Tom has conducted numerous clinics for coaches on special teams.
Tom has conducted many coaching clinics and seminars including “Buzz Sessions” for the American Football Coaches Association. In addition Tom has conducted numorous lectures on the Recruiting Process and writes a blog about the same subject called Kickin It with Feely.
Tom is available for Recruiting Consultation and Motivational Speaker for Camps, Clinics and Large Group Presentations.
Tom has also conducted numerous presentations on his Sports Psychology specialty on how an athlete can become “Mentally Tough” and delivers an truly inspiring speech on that and other subjects.
“Are You Sabotaging Your Kicking Game” by Tom Feely Published in the AFCA Technical Manual 2011 “The Comprehensive Training Atlas for Kickers and Punters” by Thomas Feely