Belmont University

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1900 Belmont Boulevard Nashville, TN 37212
Division 1 Tennessee Southeast
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Tom Heinemann

Tom Heinemann is entering his first season as Assistant Coach with the Belmont University men's soccer program.


"We are very fortunate to have Tom join us as our new men's soccer assistant coach," said Head Coach David Costa. "Tom has a background of playing at the highest levels and winning championships in several stops along his 10-year professional career. In addition to his success on the field, he is a man of the highest character and represents the core values of Belmont University. I am happy to welcome Tom, his wife Katrina and his son Hudson to Nashville."


The Saint Louis native started his playing career at Rockhurst University where he cemented himself as a prolific goal scorer, netting 36 goals and dishing out 21 assists in just 60 games. He moved up to the professional ranks in 2009, signing with United Soccer League side Charleston Battery. Playing for eight clubs in the United States and Canada over his 10-year career, Heinemann made stops with Major League Soccer clubs Columbus Crew SC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC.


While playing at the highest levels of North American soccer, Heinemann was part of several championship teams and earned many honors in his 225 professional matches. He racked up 57 goals and 19 assists in his illustrious career. Most recently, Heinemann was the top scorer on the San Francisco Deltas team that won the North American Soccer League Championship. In 2011, he was part of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC side that made an MLS Cup Playoffs run. Heinemann had one of his most impressive seasons in 2010 with USL's Charleston Battery. The team won the USL Championship and Heinemann was named the USL Championship MVP. He also led the league in assists that season. His most recent stop was with the USL's Penn FC for the 2018-19 season.


In addition to his playing experience, Heinemann has nearly 10 years of coaching experience. For the last year, Heinemann served as an assistant coach for Yale University Men's Soccer. He was at the center of the foundation of Heinemann Soccer and Pro Futsal Training, providing unparalleled training to athletes for more than a decade. He also made stops as the assistant coach at University of British Columbia and a coach in the Columbus Crew SC Academy system. Heinemann has held a USSF "B" Coaching License since 2013.


In 2018, Heinemann co-founded the USL Players Association, organizing over 600 soccer players in 33 cities across North America and remains on the executive committee and a board member. In this capacity, Heinemann oversees more than 600 soccer players in 33 cities across North America, oversees the board of directors, operations, strategy and communications.


Heinemann resides in Nashville with his wife Katrina and son Hudson.

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Jordan Grant

Friday, July 19, 2019, Belmont University men's soccer head coach David Costa announced the addition of Jordan Grant to the Bruin staff as an assistant coach.


Grant, a decorated collegiate player and well-respected in the college and club scenes, comes to Belmont after spending the previous two-plus seasons as director of operations at the University of Cincinnati.


"Jordan is a great addition to our staff and exemplifies the values and character that we are striving for at Belmont," Costa said. "His experience in winning a National Championship as a player and working in several high level environments as a coach will enhance our program instantly."


Previously, he coached three seasons as an assistant with the Mount Vernon Nazarene (OH) University men's soccer program. Grant arrived at MVNU after spending 2013 as an assistant coach at Taylor University (IN).


Grant had a distinguished collegiate playing career at Taylor from 2011-12 and played at then-NCAA Division II Northern Kentucky University from 2009-11.


At Taylor, Grant was a starting winger, a second team all-conference selection, and helped his team to an appearance in the NAIA national tournament and a Crossroads Conference championship. In addition, Grant was part of the 2010 national championship team at NKU, scoring a goal in the national title game. Additional playing experience included stints with the PDL's Cincinnati Dutch Lions, Bridges FC, and Cincinnati United Premier Super 20's.


In regards to club soccer, Grant most recently served as head coach of Cincinnati United Premier. He also led the Northern Kentucky Soccer Academy Pro 03 and 01 boys teams and the U17 boys Classics Eagles out of Columbus, Ohio.


Grant earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Taylor University in 2013 and has completed a masters of science in management from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2017.


He holds his National C license from the United States Soccer Federation and his NSCAA GK 1 certificate from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. In the offseason, Grant helped coach the 2001 ODP State Boys team.


Grant married his wife, Stephanie, in 2014.

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Anthony Torres

After a decorated career as a student-athlete, former Belmont University men's soccer defender Anthony Torres is returning to the sidelines as a volunteer assistant coach, Head Coach Bryan Green announced.


"We are thrilled to be able to keep Anthony in an everyday role as part of our program. His leadership and play was integral in our evolution and development as a team, and having him back as a coach will aid us in our continual evolution and improvement as a program. Having such a high level player less than a year after he was wearing the Belmont uniform will be a great asset to our young team," said Green.


The former defensive stalwart will work with the backline of the Bruin team, as well as help the new players acclimate to college soccer and the Bruin style of play. Torres, a four-year letter winner in Nashville, started over 50 games during his tenure as a Bruin. After a strong three seasons, the defender put together his best all-around campaign as senior in 2015 as he earned Second Team All-Horizon League Team honors.


"Being able to have someone on the staff who can push the players as well as empathize and identify with what they are going through on and off the field will be very good for us," added Green.


Torres, who earned Horizon League Defensive Player of the week after gritty efforts against Georgia State and Milwaukee, ranked second in the club with 1,731 minutes played his senior campaign. Serving as a team captain, Torres provided a veteran presence to an otherwise young team, leading the unit on and off the pitch.


"I'm looking forward to helping the program continue to grow and improve and build on what we established while I was playing," said Torres. "It's going to be a little different this time around, but I'm excited to work with the coaching staff and the players this season," said Torres

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