Men's Soccer Head Coach: Marcus Pollidore

Phone: 412.578.6337 Email:

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Marcus Pollidore enters his third season as the Carlow men's soccer head coach in 2018. He was instrumental in the addition of the new program in 2016 and guided the Celtics to a 5-9 record, including their first River States Conference win, in their inaugural season.

Pollidore also coached the Carlow women's soccer team for 10 seasons, from 2008-1017, leading the Celtics to a Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) regular-season championship and tournament championship in 2012. He was named the 2012 KIAC Coach of the Year. Under Pollidore, the women's team made two appearances in the USCAA National Women's Soccer Tournament and experienced three of the best seasons in program history, from 2012-2014.

Pollidore, who earned his bachelor's degree from Long Island University-Brooklyn, has 20 years of soccer coaching experience, which includes college, high school and club soccer. He is very active in youth soccer in the Pittsburgh area. He currently is senior staff coach at Arsenal Football Club of PA and previously was a board member of Pittsburgh Dynamo Youth Soccer, where he also served as Director of Coaching and Player Development.

Coach Pollidore holds an NSCAA Premier Diploma, Advance National and National Diploma, and a USSF Youth License. 

Men's Soccer Assistant Coach: Carl Zappa

Phone: 412.578.8780 Email:


Assistant coach Carl Zappa joined the team for its inaugural season in the fall of 2016, helping guide the Celtics to a 5-9 record. Zappa earned his bachelor's degree and MBA from Point Park University, where he competed in the American Mideast Conference and was an NAIA Scholar-Athlete. Zappa is also a member of the Marketing and Communications staff at Carlow. 

Men's Soccer Assistant Coach: Ezekiel O'Donnell