Wake Forest head men’s soccer coach Bobby Muuss announced the hiring of Matt Poplawski as the program’s new Volunteer Assistant Coach for the 2017 season.
Poplawski joins the Demon Deacons from Penn, where he was a 2017 graduate of the Wharton School of Business, and a two-sport varsity athlete.
On the pitch, Poplawski was a two-time All-Ivy League honoree and two-year team captain. He also played basketball for two seasons, appearing in 17 games.
A soccer midfielder, Poplawski played in 57 career matches and started 47 of them, totaling 17 points on six goals and five assists.
His freshman year, he earned All-League honors as he helped lead the team to a conference championship, reaching the NCAA Tournament before falling in PKs.
The Bellevue, Washington native was a first team All-Ivy honoree his senior season, finishing with four goals and an assist, as he was the only Quaker to start all 17 games.
He was a four-year member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, serving as the president during the 2016-17 academic year.
Before coming to Winston-Salem, he had been working as a research assistant with the Mindset Assistant Project in Philadelphia, including projects surrounding US Soccer and the US Soccer Development Academy.
Poplawski also previously interned with the Washington men’s soccer program, which included coaching at their summer camps in 2016.
Poplawski replaces former volunteer assistant Mick Giordano, who earned a full-time assistant coaching position at Wofford.