Girls Technical Consultant & Assistant Coach
Mike Poller, who has extensive coaching experience at the club, high school, and collegiate levels, joined the NLSA Staff in February 2020, as a Technical Consultant and Assistant Coach on the Girls' side. Mike currently serves as the Assistant Coach for the Princeton University women's soccer program, having joined the staff in August 2014.
Princeton has won three Ivy titles during Poller's time on staff, in 2015, 2017 and 2018, winning a first-round NCAA match each time and advancing to the quarterfinals in 2017, including an historic upset of No. 2 North Carolina in the third round. Driscoll has been named Ivy League Coach of the Year three times with Poller on staff.
Poller has a U.S. Soccer Federation "A" coaching license. Before Princeton, he served as the volunteer assistant coach for the Seton Hall University women's soccer program beginning January 2014. Prior to that, Poller was at Summit High School in northern New Jersey, where he was the program's head coach from 2011-13. Poller's first collegiate soccer coaching experience came at Arcadia University outside Philadelphia, where he was an assistant coach for two seasons from 2009-11.
Poller played two seasons at Central Connecticut State and two seasons at The College of New Jersey, where he helped the Lions to a runner-up finish in the NCAA Division III tournament.
Poller holds a bachelor's degree in education from The College of New Jersey.