Pollard in 2014
|Alma mater||Davidson '96|
Sioux Falls Canaries
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
2013 – present
|Rocky Mount Rock Fish (asst.)
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
SoCon Coach of the Year: 2012
Pollard attended Davidson College and played for the Wildcats baseball team for four years. He pitched in the competitive Southern Conference, and ranks third all-time at Davidson in wins. He also ranks highly in the Davidson record books for strikeouts, appearances, starts, innings pitched, complete games and shutouts. As a sophomore, he earned wins over #1 ranked Georgia Tech and #25 ranked Western Carolina. He also earned the win in both games of a double header against Georgia Southern as a junior. After graduating in 1996, Pollard played in the independent Western League and Northern League before beginning his coaching career.
Pollard began his coaching career as an assistant at Davidson. After one season, he became head coach at Division II member Pfeiffer, which he rebuilt over five seasons. In his final season, the Falcons set a school record for wins with a record of 41–14 and their second consecutive Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference championship. Pollard was named conference Coach of the Year, and was also rewarded with the head coaching position at Appalachian State, a Southern Conference rival of his alma mater Davidson. Pollard spent eight seasons with the Mountaineers, claiming the school's first conference championship since 1987 in his final 2012 campaign. ASU's at-large trip to the 2012 NCAA Tournament ended just one win shy of a Super Regional. Pollard was named head coach at Duke shortly after the end of the tournament run.
Head coaching records
|Pfeiffer (Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference (Division II)) (2000–2004)|
|Appalachian State (Southern Conference) (2005–2012)|
|2006||Appalachian State||24-31||9-18||8th||SoCon Tournament|
|2007||Appalachian State||33-26||14-13||t-4th||SoCon Tournament|
|2008||Appalachian State||32-27||14-13||t-6th||SoCon Tournament|
|2009||Appalachian State||33-21||15-13||6th||SoCon Tournament|
|2010||Appalachian State||38-18-1||14-14-1||7th||SoCon Tournament|
|2011||Appalachian State||33-27||15-15||6th||SoCon Tournament|
|2012||Appalachian State||41-18||21-9||t-1st||NCAA Regional|
|Duke (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2013–present)|
|2014||Duke||33-25||16-14||3rd (Coastal)||ACC Tournament|
Collegiate summer baseball
Coastal Plain League
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- "2012 Southern Conference Baseball Media Guide". Southern Conference. Archived from the original on January 16, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
- "2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Standings". D1Baseball.com. Jeremy Mills. Archived from the original on May 19, 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
- "1998 Statistics". CoastalPlain.com. Archived from the original on January 22, 2013. Retrieved January 22, 2013.