Tom Oatley is in his fourth season as an assistant men’s soccer coach at Olivet College in 2012.
Oatley, a physical education major and an earth science minor at Western Michigan University (WMU), was a four-year letterwinner on the Bronco soccer team from 2004-07. During his senior season, he served as the team’s captain. Oatley scored 24 career goals, including a school-record nine game-winning tallies. He was three-time second-team All-Mid-American Conference selection, and in 2005, he earned third-team All-Great Lakes Region honors.
Oatley has also competed in the Premier Development League (PDL) for the last four years. The last two years, he played for the Kalamazoo Outrage, leading them to their first-ever playoff appearance in 2008. In 2009, Oatley was third in the PDL in scoring with 32 points (14 goals and four assists). For his efforts, he was named to the PDL All-Conference team. Before playing for the Outrage, Oatley spent two years with the West Michigan Edge and scored 12 goals.
In addition, Oatley has played the last three winters for the Milwaukee Wave of the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL). The Wave advanced to the MISL championship each year, winning back-to-back championships in 2010-11 and 2011-12. He has also served as a staff coach for WMU soccer camp for four years and worked with the River Oaks Soccer Club.