After helping guide No. 16 Utah to its first-ever NCAA Sweet 16 appearance this past fall, Molly Poletto has joined the Boston University women’s soccer staff as an assistant coach, Terrier head coach Nancy Feldman announced on Jan. 10, 2017.
The Englewood, Colo., native worked primarily with the Utes’ goalkeepers this past season as a volunteer assistant coach after spending the previous three years as an undergraduate assistant coach. Following her promotion, the goalkeeping crew improved its goals against average from the 2015 season’s 1.21 to a miniscule 0.65 while boasting a .860 save percentage after finishing the previous year at .784. The Utes also doubled their shutout total to 10 blank sheets.
Poletto originally joined Utah as a student-athlete in the fall of 2011 but saw her collegiate career cut short by injury, leading to the decision to focus on coaching. Besides assisting the Utes, she has also served as the Director of Goalkeeping and an age group head coach for the Utah Avalanche club team and worked with the state’s ODP program the Region IV ODP goalkeepers.
She holds a USSF “B” license and serves as an instructor for the USSF “E” licenses. After graduating cum laude from the University of Utah in 2015 with a degree in communications and a minor in psychology, she completed her Master’s degree in sports psychology last spring.