Discover Shepherd Coach Network
Shepherd Coach Network (SCN) is a network of coaches who love Jesus and want to follow him in all areas, including how they lead and coach. The network exists to help coaches live out their mission by providing certification opportunities, videos, social media connections, and Tom Roy as a speaker to work directly with teams and leaders.
SCN’s mission is to give coaches of all sports and levels an outlet and resource to become all they can be in the world of sports. Central to our mission is to help coaches develop a culture that applauds the teachings of Jesus within the arena of competition.
Working with us means a coach can be better equipped to handle the struggles that come with coaching. It also enables coaches to get the tools they need to be authentic and aware of the influence they have on young people for the sake of the kingdom of God.
Tom Roy’s background includes working for 3 years as a head coach at the high school level as well as 15 years of coaching at the Christian collegiate level.
Grace College has announced it’s upgraded baseball home will be named “Tom Roy – UPI Park”! Learn more about the fundraising efforts.
Tom also has 38 years of experience discipling and mentoring major league baseball players, as well as conducting clinics and camps in more than 60 different countries around the world.
- Former President and Founder of Unlimited Potential (UPI)
- Former Chaplain of the Chicago White Sox
- NCCAA Baseball World Series Chaplain for 30 years
- Signed with San Francisco Giants at age 17
- Former high school baseball, football, and basketball coach
- Former Grace College Lancers & Huntington University Forester coach
- Worked as an associate scout for MLB teams: Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres, and Philadelphia Phillies
- Sits on numerous non-for-profit boards
The Shepherd Coach Network is not only invaluable for coaches, but for Athletic Directors who want to help guide and lead their coaches on a daily basis. The curriculum Tom has put together from over 40 years of experience is very insightful and helpful for those who want to be a servant leader from a biblical foundation.
Matt Binkerd — Athletic Director at Warsaw Community High School
My endorsement for Tom Roy is at the top of the list. Do you have an opportunity to bring him in to speak? I would tell you right now, go ahead and do it.
Chris Singleton — Former MLB Pitcher & Baseball Analyst for ESPN Baseball Tonight
I highly recommend Shepherd Coach training by Tom Roy, as it will help you be prepared to share the gospel and shepherd your flock.
Gavin Floyd — Former MLB Pitcher
Become A Certified Shepherd Coach
A Certified Shepherd Coach is an individual who completes the level of training under the supervision of staff at SCN. This can be accomplished in person or virtually and will take 4-8 weeks of time to complete, depending on the level of course purchased.
Coaches choose to become certified to:
- Better understand their journey as a leader.
- Be equipped to lead in a way that honors Jesus Christ.
- Get the tools to take their faith out of church on Sunday and live it out in tangible ways in their job as a coach.
Working With Coaches
We work with Christian coaches at all levels and currently provide certification for coaches and athletic directors at the following levels:
- Youth League
- High School
Mentoring for coaches and athletic directors involved at the professional level is also available.
Books by Tom Roy
Tom Roy has authored or co-authored the following books, all of which are available for purchase on Amazon.com, many in Kindle format as well as print.
Shepherd Coach: Unlocking the Destiny of You and Your Players
“I give this book two thumbs up and a must have resource for any coach looking to lead like Jesus.”