Eric Pohl Named Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

June 4, 2010

Corvallis, Ore. -

Oregon State University head women’s soccer coach Linus Rhode announced Friday that Eric Pohl has been appointed assistant coach.  Pohl fills the vacancy created when former assistant coach Morgan Crabtree left in April to take over the head coaching position at Pacific University in Forest Grove.


            Pohl has served as a volunteer assistant coach and team camp director at Oregon State since March of 2009.  He also is presently the director of coaching for the Corvallis United Soccer Club.


            “I’m very excited for Eric to join our program on a full time basis,” Rhode said.  “He’s a great fit for our program.  He has a very good eye for talent and has a terrific understanding of the game.”


            The graduate of Corvallis’ Crescent Valley High School was inducted into the Raiders’ Hall of Fame after a career that included scoring 86 goals.  He left Corvallis to attend the University of San Diego where he helped the Toreros to the NCAA Tournament in 2003.  He graduated from San Diego in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.


            It is a great feeling to have earned the trust and respect of the coaching staff as the volunteer assistant this past year,” Pohl said.  “I’m thrilled to coach in my hometown at the highest level, and work daily with an athletic department full of top quality coaches and administrators.  We had great success this last season, and I look forward to improving on it in the years to come.”


            Pohl also participated in the Olympic Development Program, where he was a four-year state captain and was a National Pool player one year. 


            The Beaver women’s soccer team is coming off its best season in the history of the program, advancing to the NCAA “Sweet 16” in 2009. 


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