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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics

Ken Pollard Joins Men's Soccer Staff

NEW YORK - Men's soccer head coach Kevin Anderson has announced that four-time national champion Kenneth Pollard will join his staff as an assistant coach.Pollard comes to Columbia after serving a year as head coach of the Purchase College women's soccer program from May 2009-2010. As a first-year head coach, he led Purchase to a 6-2-1 conference record, a 100% improvement from the previous year.

Pollard posts an impressive 158-34-14 record in his 11 years in coaching and playing collegiate soccer. The Wales, Great Britain, native, was a two-time Division II National Champion as a player at Southern Connecticut State University in 1990 and 1992. He served as an assistant coach at his alma matter from 1997-2001, capturing back-to-back national championships in 1998 and 1999. In 1999 he aided SCSU to a perfect season of 20-0-0.

Following his five-year stint in New Haven, CT, Pollard joined the men's soccer program at Duke University as an assistant coach for the2002-2003 season. In 2004, he served on the staff of the, bronze medal winning, women's U-19 National Team in the 2004 FIFA World Cup Championships.

He made his professional coaching debut in 2000 as an assistant coach of the New York/ New Jersey Metro Stars in the MLS.  In 2003, he joined the staff of the Philadelphia Charge as an assistant coach in the WPL.

He is 1994 graduate of Southern Connecticut State University with a bachelor's degree in Human Performance. In 2001, he recieved a master's in Exercise Science from his alma mater.
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