Logan Emory, who starred for the Pilots as a center back before embarking on a professional career, joined the University of Portland men’s soccer staff during the summer of 2016. Since retiring from the professional ranks in 2014, Emory has been coaching in Idaho.

Emory, who starred on the pitch for the Pilots from 2006-09, was instrumental during Portland’s run to the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2009. Emory appeared in 81 matches during his career at UP, finishing with five goals, two assists and 12 points. He earned WCC Honorable Mention twice, and he landed on the league’s all-freshman team in 2006.

Emory then spent a couple of seasons with the Puerto Rico Islanders of the USL/NASL before moving on to Major League Soccer, joining Toronto FC in 2012. Emory was north of the border for two seasons and would continue his career with the San Antonio Scorpions of the NASL. In 2014, Emory played for the USL’s L.A. Galaxy II.

A native of Boise, Idaho, Emory returned home in 2015 to begin his coaching career. He was head coach for the Boise Nationals, Idaho ODP and Centennial High School, his alma mater. He led his Boise Nationals club team to three state titles, and his Centennial squad finished fourth in the state.