We had this as a rumor in our Massachusetts Dirt earlier this week. It’s now been made official that Mike Pollio has been named Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Wheelock College.
Pollio’s most recent coaching experience includes a one year stint as Assistant Coach here at Wheelock in the 2014-2015 season.
“Mike has been a great asset to our student-athletes and our staff,” remarked Datcher. “His knowledge of the sport and commitment to recruiting will be valuable as we continue to build the program.”
Prior to Wheelock, Pollio spent two years as a graduate assistant coach at Division I Western Kentucky University. There, he worked closely with the Hilltoppers men’s basketball staff in a multitude of ways. He helped break down game film, prepared scouting reports for opponents, assisted with team academics, developed recruiting materials and co-ordinated on campus visits, designed and created a presence for the team on social media, represented the team in fundraising and community service events, and maintained an advanced knowledge of NCAA compliance rules through monthly meetings. In his time with Western Kentucky the squad won the 2013 Sun Belt Conference Championship.
Mike’s coaching experience includes serving as the junior varsity head coach at the Louisville Collegiate School from 2006 to 2008 and guiding the team to the All “A” Regional Championships in 2008. He was a student assistant coach at Georgetown College from 2008 to 2010 before becoming the junior varsity head coach at Kentucky Country Day from 2011 to 2012.
Pollio earned his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Georgetown College in 2010 and his Master of Science in Recreation and Sports Administration from Western Kentucky in 2014.
Photo Courtesy Wheelock Athletics