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Pollock selected ITA West Region Assistant Coach of the Year


Daniel Pollock

Daniel Pollock

University of Hawaii at Hilo men’s tennis assistant coach Dan Pollock has been selected the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s West Region Assistant Coach of the Year.

“Although Dan has only been here for one year, he has already made a huge impact on the program and our athletic department,” said UHH head coach Kula Oda. “With my duties at the University’s Student Affairs Office as well as all the fundraising we needed to do to fund the men’s team, he really stepped in and helped me in so many different ways. He took over the strength and conditioning, he took over our academics, and he also ran practices when I could not be there.

“Because he was also a player of mine he understands my system and was able to fit in seamlessly but at the same time he brought in a ton of new information and new perspectives. He was not only able to teach me new things but also make me understand how we can best integrate those things into our current system. I couldn’t ask for a better assistant.”

Pollock is also an athletic department academic advisor and the staff advisor for our Student Athlete Advisory Committee. As the SAAC advisor he organized multiple events and got our student/athletes involved in giving back to their community.

“His leadership and dedication to academics has been the reason why our women’s tennis team has the highest overall team GPA in our athletic department and our men’s team has the highest team GPA amongst our men’s sports at UH Hilo,” said Oda.

As a Vulcan player, Pollock was the 2007 winner of the National Division II Intercollegiate Tennis Association Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship.

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