Tim Oswald

Sporting Director

Tim Oswald poses for a photo with his daughter Karley. Photo: Oswald family

Education / Qualifications:

USSF and NSCAA Licensed Coach

College: BA, Elementary Education with Minor in Social Work; Elizabethtown College (2001)
 & M.Ed., Counselor Education; Widener University (2003)

Oswald rejoined the Nor’easters after stepping away from the club in 2019. As sporting director, Oswald’s goal is to develop and enhance the overall vision, philosophy, culture and strategy required for long-term success.

Oswald was the Nor'easters' head coach for five seasons and finished as the club's all-time leader in USL League Two victories with a 47-19-6 record. He led the club to a pair of Mid-Atlantic Division titles (2012, 2013), two Eastern Conference championships (2013, 2016), reaching the National Semifinals in both seasons. Oswald was also a finalist for the USL-2 Coach of the Year award in 2012.

Oswald also led Ocean City to a pair of appearances in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (2013, 2014). In 2013, the Nor'easters earned the club's fifth all-time upset of a professional team as they knocked off the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL before narrowly falling to the Philadelphia Union of MLS at PPL Park in the Third Round.

During Oswald’s five years with the Nor'easters, 50 of his former players have moved on to play the game at the professional level both domestically and overseas, including 11 players who were selected in the MLS SuperDraft. Among those players, he also coached Chevaughn “Chevy” Walsh who tied for the league scoring title and won the USL-2 MVP award.

The Philadelphia native is also the head coach of the Rutgers University-Camden (RUC) men’s soccer team. During his time at RUC since 2006, he has broken the school record for wins, led the Raptors to four conference championships, five NCAA tournament appearances, and a run to the NCAA Division III national championship game in 2013. The 2013 NSCAA Division III National Coach of the Year has led RUC to a pair of national Top 5 finishes and is one of the winningest college coaches in the country.

Oswald played his college ball and earned his bachelor's degree at Elizabethtown College where he played for legendary head coach Skip Roderick. He later earned a master's degree at Widener University.

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