January 24, 2018
Jacksonville, FL – Trinity Baptist College Director of Athletics John D. Jones is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Asithorn “Noom” Romyanond as the new head coach for women’s soccer. He replaces Coach Prince Borde, who resigned recently to accept a coaching position at another institution.
Noom assisted TBC’s men’s soccer coach Elie Jean this past season and helped the Eagles finish as National Runner-Up. He takes over a program that was founded by Coach Prince Borde in 2015. Over the last three seasons, Borde developed the program into a nationally-ranked team that competed well for South Region supremacy.
Athletics Director John D. Jones said, “We are grateful to Coach Borde and his wife Kassidy for the outstanding contributions they made to TBC Athletics by establishing and growing our women’s soccer program over the last three years. Prince worked hard to develop a program that is a source of pride on our campus. The Bordes will be missed, and we wish them well in their future endeavors.”
Romyanond began his coaching career in 2010 with Jacksonville’s First Coast Soccer Association. In 2017, as the head coach of U16 Boys Elite II – Jacksonville Armada Youth Academy, his team won the Championship of the Palm Beach Gardens Classic Tournament in West Palm Beach, FL. In the same year, his team also claimed the Championship of the Labor Day Shootout Tournament in Jacksonville, FL.
“Coach Noom” graduated from Ohio University with a Master’s Degree in Recreation and Sport Sciences with a Concentration in Soccer Coaching. He holds a United States Soccer Federation “C” license and NSCAA Goal Keeper Level 2 Diploma.
In 2013, Noom traveled to Brazil to study training sessions and player development for U19 and U20, at Botafogo and Fluminense Clubs. In 2015, he traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to study training sessions and player development for U17 and U20 at Club Atletico Banfield.
Coach Jones was enthusiastic in speaking about his new soccer coach. “We feel that it was the Hand of Providence that led Noom and his family to TBC. He has a deep love for Jesus Christ, understands the unique culture of our campus community, and is highly qualified to lead our women’s soccer program forward.”
Noom grew up playing street soccer and for his school teams in Bangkok, Thailand. Those experiences continue to inspire him to love the beautiful game for life. In 2001, he came to the USA and settled in Jacksonville, FL. He and his wife Lindsey have five children: Christian, Noah, Rebecca, Samuel, and Jude.