Pooler Joins Presbyterian Soccer Programs’ Coaching Staffs

June 9, 2024

he Presbyterian College Blue Hose men’s and women’s soccer programs announced the addition of Joshua Pooler to their coaching staffs. Pooler, who has six years of coaching experience, will serve as an assistant coach with both programs and his primary responsibility will be coaching the goalkeepers.

“I would like to thank (PC Men’s Soccer) Coach Nick Finotti, (PC Women’s Soccer) Coach Matt Smith, and the Presbyterian athletic department for giving me this exciting opportunity to work with the men’s and women’s soccer programs here at PC,” Pooler said. “I am grateful for the chance to work under two highly experienced head coaches. I am very much looking forward to helping create something special with each program and being able to contribute and grow as a coach while serving on both coaching staffs.”

Pooler comes to Presbyterian after spending the 2023 season as an assistant coach at Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit, Miss. He helped guide Southwest Mississippi to its first playoff appearance in six years. As the goalkeeper coach, he coached players that earned National Goalkeeper of the Week honors once and Conference Goalkeeper of the Week accolades four times.

Before Southwest Community College, he spent one year on the coaching staff at Southeastern Community College in Burlington, Iowa. In 2022, he helped coach two players who earned All-American honors while leading Southeastern to the best record in the program’s history. He began as the assistant coach and goalkeeper coach and was the interim head coach for Southeastern’s appearance in the NJCAA DII National Tournament.

Before beginning his college coaching career, he was an assistant coach for two seasons with both the boys’ and girls’ teams at Willow Hill School in Sudbury, Mass. He spent time as the head high school and middle school girls’ coach for Challenger Sports in Harvard, Massachusetts. Before that, he was head boys’ coach at Nichols Middle School in Middleboro, Massachusetts for two years.

The Middleboro, Massachusetts native graduated with a Master’s Degree in Education from Eastern Nazarene College in 2022 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Lyndon State College in 2017. At Lyndon State, he played soccer and hockey for two seasons.

Pooler holds a United Soccer Coaches Goalkeeping Level 2 Diploma and a USSF Coaching “D”  License.