Zach Pope

Zack Pope (born March 20, 1986 in Austin, Texas) is an American soccer player.

Zack Pope
Personal information
Full name Zack Pope
Date of birth (1986-03-20) March 20, 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth Austin, Texas, United States
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Austin Aztex
Youth career
2004–2007 Duke Blue Devils
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Austin Lightning 12 (0)
2008 Rochester Rhinos 0 (0)
2008 Austin Aztex U23 11 (0)
2009 Austin Aztex 7 (0)
2012 Austin Aztex 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 18, 2012


Youth and AmateurEdit

Pope attended Stony Point High School, and played college soccer at Duke University on a partial soccer scholarship, graduating with a psychology degree and a minor in sociology.

He was drafted in the third round (40th overall) in the 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft by Chicago Fire, but was not offered a professional contract with the team. He would later rejoin Chicago Fire reserves and F.C. Dallas reserves in the 2008 season; after an abbreviated stint with the Rochester Rhinos, he joined the Aztex junior team, Austin Aztex U23 in 2008.


Pope joined the USL First Division expansion franchise Austin Aztex in March 2009.[1] He made his professional debut on April 18, 2009, in Austin's USL1 season opener against Minnesota Thunder.[2]

He was released by the Aztex at the end of the 2009 season.[3]

He is currently the assistant soccer coach at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX.


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