PHILADELPHIA – Pete Pososki, a third-year assistant coach with the University of Pennsylvania’s men’s soccer program, has been promoted to the top assistant coaching position James C. Gentle Head Coach of Men’s Soccer Rudy Fuller announced today.
"Pete has established himself as one of the best assistant coaches in the country over the past 6-8 years," Fuller said. "He has a keen eye for talent, a sharp soccer mind, and most importantly, a winning mentality. I feel very fortunate to have someone of his caliber on my staff. Over the past two seasons, he has established meaningful relationships with our student-athletes and made a significant impact on our recruiting efforts. He is intimately familiar with what it takes to be successful at Penn and within the ultra-competitive Ivy League."
Pososki, who had previously spent six seasons as lead assistant with Penn’s women’s program from 2005-2010, helped guide the Red and Blue’s men’s team to an Ivy League championship in 2013 with a 5-1-1 mark in Ancient Eight play. Overall in eight previous seasons as an assistant coach at Penn, Pososki has been a part of three Ivy League championships.
“I am very thankful to Rudy and the administration for this opportunity to continue to grow as a coach and leader at Penn,” Pososki said. “I am fortunate to work with outstanding student-athletes and to learn on a daily basis from one of the finest head coaches in the country. I am excited to help this program build off an exciting 2013 season and work towards another Ivy League championship.”
Pososki has coached at both the collegiate and youth level. Prior to his arrival at Penn, he worked at Northern Illinois where he served as an assistant coach, recruiting coordinator and camp director. Pososki was also a volunteer assistant coach at Eastern Michigan from 2001-03. At the youth level, he was an evaluator and staff coach for the Michigan Olympic Development Program (ODP) and the head coach of the Novi Jaguars Soccer Club. He was also a member of the coaching staff at the Eastern Michigan Soccer Camp for five years.
"I look forward to working with Pete to build upon our success of this past year and reaching unparalleled heights in the years ahead," Fuller continued. "I have been very fortunate to have stellar assistants during my 17 years at Penn, and I have no doubt that Pete will continue that legacy."
Prior to beginning his coaching career, Pososki earned three varsity letters as a center and outside back at Eastern Michigan University before the sport’s elimination. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from EMU in 2003.
As a prep senior in 1996, Pososki was a Michigan High School Athletic Association Class A (Large Schools) All-State midfielder and team captain at Churchill High School in Livonia. In addition, he was selected first-team all-division, first-team all-region, and second-team all-area during his final campaign. Pososki won three varsity soccer letters (1994-96) and played in the MHSAA All-Star Game and graduated from CHS in 1997.
Pososki holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “A” license.