Jamie Pollock was named Florida Atlantic University's assistant soccer coach in the fall of 2013 with her primary focus on recruiting for the Owls.
Pollock, a four-year starter at the University of Georgia and former All-SEC midfielder, played for Baker at UGA for two years, earning trips to the NCAA Tournament both her freshman and sophomore seasons. In her senior campaign, Pollock led the Bulldogs in minutes played and was named first- team All-SEC for her efforts.
"In 25 years of college coaching, I have never had the opportunity to work with a former player as one of my assistants," Baker said. "But Jamie is a tremendous addition for my staff and for the players at FAU."
Pollock joins fellow assistant coaches Michael Crane and Matt Muia, who began their positions at FAU in the spring.
"As a former player under Coach Baker, I could not be more confident that he has the ability to take this program to a different level," Pollock said. "I look forward to learning from, and working with, the other coaches on staff, and I am thrilled to take on the challenges of college soccer from the coaching side."
Pollock graduated from UGA in May 2013 with a degree in psychology. After her final season of eligibility, she was offered a spot on the roster of the Atlanta Beat, of the Women's Professional Soccer League. In the period between her offer and the start of the season, however, the WPL folded, preventing her from pursuing her dream of playing professionally.
"Soccer has been a huge part of my life since the time I was old enough to compete," Pollock said. "And playing the game has always been one of my greatest passions. . "Now that I have finished my collegiate playing career, I have a chance to keep my passion for the game, take what I've learned from my playing experiences and to pay it forward to players at FAU."