Former Tulsa All-American Ryan Pore is in his third season as an assistant coach with the Golden Hurricane.
During his two years at Tulsa, Pore has helped TU post a 22-12-6 overall record, claim one American Athletic Conference championship and advance to the NCAA Championship in 2014. He has also been instrumental in coaching five Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week selections and two players, Akeil Barrett and Tony Rocha, who were drafted by Orlando City as the 25th overall pick and Sporting KC as the 73rd pick in the 2015 SuperDraft, respectively.
On a conference level, Pore has helped coach eight all-conference performers, nine Player of the Week honorees, eight all-tournament team selections, two All-Freshman Team performers and two All-Rookie honorees.
Last year, the Hurricane posted an 11-6-3 overall record, including a 5-2-1 mark in the American Athletic Conference, captured The American tournament title and played in the first round of the NCAA Championship. TU played five top-25 teams for a 3-1-1 mark, including a 1-0 win over then third-ranked Virginia, which claimed the 2014 NCAA Championship, and had seven clean sheets on the season.
In his first season, the Golden Hurricane earned 11 victories in 2013, advanced to the Conference USA title game, had four players earn NSCAA All-Midwest Region honors and five student-athletes picked up All-C-USA accolades.
Pore returned to Tulsa after playing professionally for seven years, including time with the Portland Timbers, which competed in the USSF D-2 Pro League & USL First Division (2009-10) and was a Major League Soccer expansion team in 2011. At Portland, Pore tallied 25 goals in 52 games with the Timbers prior to the MLS expansion and played in eight games following the expansion. He also competed in 11 games and had seven goals with the Montreal Impact while on loan from Portland. Before that, Pore played for the MLS Kansas City Wizards, where he was drafted in the second round (16th overall pick) in the 2005 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, for four years. He scored three goals in 58 games with the Wizards.
During his playing career, he also spent time coaching the Blue Valley Predators (2008), Bridlemile Soccer Club (2009-10) and Tulsa Soccer Club (2012), as well as serving as a volunteer student assistant coach during the 2012 season at Tulsa.
At Tulsa, Pore (2002-04) became the program’s only two-time All-American, and finished his career ranked second in points (123) and goals (51), and became the first player to record three hat tricks in a career. As a junior, Pore set TU’s single-season record for goals (22) and points (55), and the single-game mark for assists with five. He was a two-time Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year in 2003 and 2004, a two-time all-MVC first team performer (2003 and 2004), and was named to the second-team in 2002. Pore was tabbed to the all-Midwest Region first team twice, while concluding the 2003 campaign as the nation’s second-leading scorer and was the top scorer in the country in 2004.
Pore has a USSF National B License. He recently earned his bachelor’s degree in organizational studies.
Pore and his wife, Ashley, have one son, Luca, and a daughter, Stella.
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