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Pulido Resigns as Head Men’s Soccer Coach

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Dakota Wesleyan University Athletics announced the resignation of men’s soccer head coach Luis Pulido today. Pulido took the helm of DWU men’s soccer in 2020.

Director of Athletics, Jon Hart added, “Coach Pulido had a big impact in a short amount of time with the men’s soccer program. He worked tirelessly to rebuild our roster numbers and team culture after experiencing sudden coaching changes. He is the ultimate players' coach and a rising star in this profession. It was a joy to work with him during his time at DWU and we wish him nothing but the best in his next chapter closer to family.”

Under Pulido, Dakota Wesleyan went 5-9-1 overall, 4-6-1 in Great Plains Athletic Conference play and earned a post-season GPAC tournament berth. Pulido coached three players to All-GPAC honors in his first season at the helm. Freshman, Nrin Maloku (Prishtine, Albania) was selected to the All-GPAC First Team, while Tyler Anderson (Monticello, Minn.) and freshman Carson Fox (Watertown, S.D.) were tabbed with All-GPAC Honorable Mention honors.

Pulido went on to say, "I just want to say thank you to Jon Hart and President Novak for allowing me to coach these young men. I will always be grateful for the faith they had in me and the support they showed throughout my time at Dakota Wesleyan. I will never forget the people at DWU that made the campus feel like home, especially ‘The Back 40.’ Finally, I want to say thank you to my players (past, present, or incoming), I hope that you learned as much from me as I did from you. GO TIGERS!"

A national search is already underway for the next head coach.