Zachary Pope joined the Pirates as the Assistant Men's Soccer Coach in the fall of 2010. Pope is no stranger to the Austin area, he attended Round Rock Stony Point High School where he was a McDonald’s All-American and Nike All-Star. After high school, Pope continued on to play at Duke University where he was a Freshman All-American and NCAA Final Four participant. Following his graduation in 2007, Pope was drafted to play Major League Soccer in 2008 by the Chicago Fire. He also appeared with FC Dallas. In 2009, he returned to the Austin area playing with the Austin Aztex Futbol Club.
Pope has been coaching with the Lonestar Soccer Club since 2008 where he works with girls and boys teams ranging from ages 8-18. He has also been working with Cen-Tex Soccer Training where he helps to enhance player performance.