TJ Mack started working with Coach Blodgett as a youth player through the New Jersey ODP Program, and continued to train under Paul throughout his youth career. TJ attended Somerville High School where he was an All-County / All-State selection his senior season, having been a part of back to back sectional championship teams in 2006 and 2007. He then went on to play for the Red Hawks of Montclair State University, and graduated in 2012 with a double major in Marketing and Management.
TJ coached at Parsippany Soccer Club and Madison High School throughout college before joining FC Copa Academy in 2012. In the six years he spent there, TJ held many roles whilst primarily serving as the Director of Operations for the Academy. He spent two years as the Director of Futsal, 3 years as the Associate Director of Goalkeeping, and coached youth teams ages 9-18 on both the boys and girls sides of the program. In addition, he worked with collegiate players of all levels during the summer months, as they prepared for their upcoming seasons, and served as a member of the Pro-AM NPSL and UWS coaching staff‘s.
TJ brings over 10 years coaching and managerial experience to the PBGKTS, holding his NSCAA Advanced National License, NSCAA National Goalkeeping License, and USSF licenses.
Paul on TJ:
“We are honored to have TJ join us at PBGKTS. TJ’s all-round experience within the game of soccer is impressive. His teaching/training abilities are exceptional reflecting his vast knowledge of the position and the game. TJ is a genuinely wonderful person and his influence upon our keepers will benefit them well beyond the game.”