Daniel Pollock returns for his season as an assistant coach for the UIC men's tennis program. Pollock brings outstanding tennis credentials into his first venture as a collegiate assistant coach. He began his collegiate career at Anderson College in South Carolina, guiding the Trojans to a Carolina-Virginia Athletic Conference Championship. During the 2003-04 season, he earned a spot on the ITA All-Academic Team. Pollock went off the mainland and spent the next three seasons competing for the University of Hawaii at Hilo. A two-year captain, Pollock played in the No. 1 position in singles and doubles for the Vulcans, a team ranked as high as 26th in Division II tennis rankings during his college career. As an individual, Pollock ranked third in doubles and ninth in singles in the West Region. Through his tireless dedication to the squad, Pollock was honored with the Hilo's Athletic Directors Award in 2007. Proving that nice guys do not finish last, Pollock was named the Division II regional and national winner of the ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Sportsmanship and Leadership during his senior campaign in 2007. This honor is "awarded to a player who has exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements." Pollock excelled off the court, being named the UH-Hilo Scholar-Athlete of the Year in his final two seasons, as well as earning the ITA Scholar-Athlete award in 2006 and 2007. He graduated in 2007 with highest honors and a perfect grade point average (4.0), earning a degree in exercise science. This past summer, Pollock was the Assistant Tennis Director and Full-Time Tennis Professional at the Sugarbush Resort and Racquet Club in Warren, Vermont. During his final semester at Hilo, Pollock was a seasonal assistant tennis professional at the Mauna Lani Resort Tennis Club at Kohola Coast in Hawaii. A native of Manchester, U.K., Pollock was a tennis professional at numerous sporting clubs in the United Kingdom. Pollock comes to UIC as a PhD candidate in Movement Sciences in the department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, and will be a teaching assistant for undergraduate Kinesiology courses.