Zack Pope

Zack Pope

Assistant Select North Boys/Girls Director


2019-20 Teams

Lonestar 05G Red

Lonestar 09G Roma

Lonestar 08G Roma

Lonestar 09B Totti


Zack grew up in Round Rock, Texas with 2 older brothers. As a youth player, he was a member of the ODP Region III team and earned both McDonald's and NSCAA All America Honors his junior year while playing for Capital's Soccer Club. Zack would go on to earn a scholarship to Duke University where he played 4 years while earning a BA in Psychology, Minor in Sociology and a Markets/Management Certificate. While at Duke, Zack received Freshman All America Honors, All ACC Academic Team 3 years, Dean's list 3 years, 4 NCAA Tournament appearances, 2 ACC Championships, 1 Final Four appearance, and finished 11th in all time career assists. After being drafted by Chicago Fire in the 2008 MLS draft, he made appearances with Chicago Fire and FC Dallas Reserves before finishing his playing career with Austin Aztex. This is Zack's 7th year as a coach for Lonestar Soccer Club.


Round Rock, TX

Coaching Licenses

National Youth License
U.S. Soccer Director of Coaching License
U.S. Soccer Instructor License
U.S. Soccer A License
U.S. Soccer Grassroots Instructor License
STYSA Coaching Education Instructor

Coaching Experience

2004-2007 Duke University Men’s Soccer Camps
2008-2010 Lonestar Soccer Club
2008-2012 Director of Training, Cen-tex Soccer Training
2009 Cen-tex Sting Women’s Semi-pro Indoor Soccer League Head Coach
2008-2010 Stony Point High School Men’s Assistant Coach
2008-2010 District 14-5A Champs, Stony Point High School
2010-2013 Men’s Assistant Soccer Coach, Southwestern University
2012-2013 SCAC Conference Champions, Southwestern University
2010-2013 Head Girl’s Soccer Coach, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
2010 SPC DII Conference Champions, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
2014 Assistant Coach, Austin Aztex (USL PDL)
2014 USL PDL Conference Champion, Final four participant
2015 First Assistant Coach, Austin Aztex (USL Pro)
2013 - Present Owner/Director of Training, Acurix Elite Performance Training
2013 - Present Lonestar Soccer Club
Directors Cup Championships (2)
State Cup Championships (1)
Presidents Cup Championships (2)
WDDOA League Titles (9)


Suma Cum Laude - Stony Point High School
Duke University - Psychology Major, Sociology Minor, Markets & Management Certificate
University of Phoenix - Masters of Business Administration

Playing Experience & Achievements

2003 U-17 US National Team Pool
2004 Nike All Star
2004 NSCAA/Adidas Youth American
2004 Mcdonald’s All American
2004-2007 Duke University
2005 Freshman All American
2004 Final Four Participant
2005 & 2006 ACC Tournament Champions
2005 ACC All Tournament Team
4 Time NCAA Tournament Participant
Ranked #11 in all time assists (at time of graduation)
Drafted #40 overall in the 2008 MLS Draft (Chicago Fire)
2008 Made appearances with Chicago Fire and FC Dallas Reserves
2009-2010 Austin Aztex (USL-1)
2012-2013 Austin Aztex, USL PDL (Captain)
2013 USL National Champion (Austin Aztex)