W Basketball Coaching Staff
Coach Info:
Brent Pollari (pronounced pole-err-EYE) joined the North Dakota staff in 2013-14 after eight seasons at Northern State University, six in his most recent role as associate women’s head coach. Pollari initially came to the Wolves as a graduate assistant from 2004 to 2006, assisting with practices, game preparation and on-court coaching for the NCAA tournament-qualifying Wolves.  He returned to the sidelines in 2007 following one year as an assistant coach at Texas A&M Kingsville, and was promoted to associate head coach in 2009.

“He’ll come in and be our recruiting coordinator,” Brewster said. “He’s familiar with the Big Sky Conference and that recruiting base and he’s a student of the game. Brent knows the landscape and is a tireless worker when it comes to player development as well as the recruiting trail.”

Primarily in charge of recruiting and player development at NSU, Pollari helped guide the Wolves to an NCAA Regional Tournament appearance in 2010-11, reaching the semi-finals of that tournament.

While at TAMUK, Pollari directed the Javelina offense and assisted with the defense. He served as interim head coach for a time and has experience in developing practice and game plans, fundraising, and recruiting. He was also a kinesiology instructor at TAMUK.

Pollari also has high school coaching experience at Corvallis High School (Corvallis, Mont.), St. Mary's High School (Bismarck, N.D.) and Bozeman High School (Bozeman, Mont.), and was an assistant coach at Montana State University in 2001-02. He played two seasons of basketball for the University of Mary, where he received a degree in physical education in 2001.