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  Daniel Pollock
Daniel Pollock

Player Profile
Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
1st Season

Daniel Pollock was hired as assistant coach in June 2014 after serving in the same role at BYU for two seasons.

Born and raised in Manchester, United Kingdom, Pollock played collegiate tennis for a year at Anderson University (2003-2004) before transferring to the University of Hawaii at Hilo (2004-2007), where he was named to the All-Pacific West Conference team in 2006 and 2007, while his team was ranked as high as #27 in the nation.

He is an ITA West Region and National Winner of the Arthur Ashe Award for Sportsmanship and Leadership for on-court achievements, academics, and community service. At Hawaii-Hilo Pollock earned a bachelor's degree in health and physical education (4.0 GPA) and was named Scholar Athlete of the Year twice.

He continued his education and started his coaching career at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he earned a masters degree in applied exercise physiology.

Serving as the assistant men's coach from 2007-2009, he led the team to the two most successful seasons in program history, finishing as the Horizon League runners up in the regular season and tournament championships in both years. He coached seven all-conference players and helped Bastian Harbo to the most successful season in program history with 27 wins.

Pollock returned to the University of Hawaii at Hilo serving as the assistant men's and women's coach for one season, where he was named the ITA West Assistant Coach of the Year in 2010.

In August of 2010 he started a new adventure at the University of Idaho serving as the assistant men's coach during the 2010-2011 season and as the head women's coach from June 2011 through December 2012.

During his tenure at Idaho, both teams had record performances. On the men's side the Vandals reached their highest national ranking in program history at No. 46, while Marius Cristea ranked a program high No. 56 in the ITA National Rankings. Pollock also assisted Lachlan Reed to win a program record of 31 victories in a single season.

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