Tom Dutra was named the Sounders FC goalkeeper coach on December 29, 2008, and is recognized locally for his work in developing young keepers as well as training established professionals.
Dutra, 41, served two seasons as goalkeeper coach under Brian Schmetzer for the USL Sounders.
In 2013, Dutra managed four goalkeepers, three of which started in the regular season. He helped Austrian keeper Michael Gspurning to another strong campaign, finishing second in club history with 10 shutouts (T-5th in MLS) while posting 12 wins. Dutra also trained Marcus Hahnemann in preparation for his return to MLS in 2012. Last season, Hahnemann set the record for the longest lapse between league appearances in MLS history (14 years and 39 days) and made eight total apperances across all competitions.
Dutra worked with retired Sounders FC keeper Kasey Keller for a decade, conducting 1-on-1 training sessions to prepare Keller for his return to Europe each summer. Under Dutra’s guidance, Chris Eylander twice led USL-1 in saves and finished second in shutouts, and was also named the U.S. Open Cup Player of the Tournament in 2008.
Keller captured that same award in 2009.
At the amateur level, Dutra served two seasons (2007-08) as assistant coach for Saint Martin’s University and was an assistant for five seasons (2002-06) at Pacific Lutheran. He was director of goalkeeping for Washington ODP in 2008 and served on the state ODP staff from 2002-04. Dutra was the goalkeeping director for Washington Premier FC from 2001-06 and also at Blackhills FC from 2001-08.
During his time with Washington Premier, Dutra worked with more than a dozen keepers who have played at the Division I collegiate level. Among those was Tally Hall, the starting keeper for two-time MLS Cup runner-up Houston Dynamo.
Dutra played four seasons in the A-League on the Sounders’ 1996 championship team. He later started for New Orleans and Lehigh Valley (Pa.).
Born and raised in Olympia, Dutra graduated from Timberline High School. He was a member of the youth national team program before sustaining a fractured leg. His career resumed in 1995 with the Oregon (Salem) Surge of the USISL Pro Division.
Tom is married to Molli and they have two children, Tanner and Maggie.