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OKC futsal is proud to introduce to you one of its finest futsal coaches. Tom Odhiambo, who has played internationally as a member of South Africa’s National team, has coaching experience at the collegiate, high school, and club levels. His coaching stops include Putnam City West High School in Oklahoma City, Edmond Santa Fe High School, the Southern Kentucky Soccer Club, Edmond Soccer Club, Midwest City Soccer Club, and now the current Coach for Dallas, Tx (Ayses). 

Not enough, need more credibility, well it doesn’t stop there. Tom Odhiambo was one of the first coaches who originally brought futsal to Oklahoma 6 years ago at a little park in the OKC inner city area you know as Woodson Park. Here, Tom developed one of the first Futsal leagues in Oklahoma history bringing in teams who had never seen, played, or knew what futsal was. Most recently in 2018, Tom Odhiambo coached for a 3 month training stint at Sporthouse Development. Shortly after, Tom left abruptly to follow his new position in Dallas, Tx. In the early 2019, OKC Futsal, an accredited USYF Club Affiliate,  discussed its new business structure and plans with Odhiambo and he couldn’t wait to get started. One of Tom’s goals is to revolutionize Futsal in OKC as we help grow the sport.  Tom Odhiambo futsal coaching style resembles a Brazilian style futsal format with a Tom Odhiambo twist. In total, Tom Odhiambo has coached Futsal for 7 years and has played the sport since he was 9. Here at OKC futsal, we could not be any more honored to have this wonderful man and Coach on our staff. Odhiambo is a perfect fit, and has an fantastic passion, experience, and love for the game and the community. 

Tom Odhiambo as a Player? Tom Odhiambo played in the World Cup amongst many popular leagues and tournaments. The highest level any player could play. Upon arriving in the US for college, Tom Odhiambo is one of the greatest goal scorers in NAIA history, Tom Odhiambo coached for 11 seasons as an assistant coach at Oklahoma Christian.

Tom Odhiambo was a member of three NAIA National Championships at Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) before transferring to Oklahoma Christian in 2001. In the 2001 season, the native of Kisumu, Kenya scored 22 goals to help the Eagles post a 17-4-1 record and reach the quarterfinals of the NAIA national tournament, matching the best finish ever by an OC squad. Overall, Tom Odhiambo was a four-time All-American and he still ranks fifth in the Nation in NAIA career goals with  (108) and sixth in career points (254). He remains the only player in OC soccer history to receive All-America first-team honors.

As an assistant coach, Tom Odhiambo helped tutor OC Athletic Hall of Famer Matt Clark as Clark broke Odhiambo’s school record with 23 goals in 2003.

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