Scott Pohlman began as Hiram College’s director of athletics in 2021 and also served as head coach of the softball program.
At the helm of Hiram softball, Pohlman’s led the Terriers to tremendous success, culminating with a North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) East Division title and an appearance in the NCAC Championship Series in 2021, as well as NCAC Coach of the Year honors.
Under Pohlman’s tutelage, 11 Terriers have earned all-conference honors, including five All-NCAC East Division First-Team honorees in 2021, two have earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region honors, and four have earned NCAC Player or Pitcher of the Week honors.
The Terriers have also seen great success on the academic side under Pohlman, with seven earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors, 12 earning NCAC Academic Honor Roll and three Chi Alpha Sigma inductees.
Prior to joining the Terriers, Pohlman spent a total of six seasons over two stints, 2009-11 and 2013-16, as an assistant softball coach at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Over his six seasons with the Big Red, Pohlman helped Denison to a 124-77 (.617) record, four NCAC Tournament appearances and an NCAC title and NCAA tournament appearance in 2008.
In between his two stints at Denison, Pohlman served as an assistant softball coach at NCAA Division I North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina, from 2011-13. With the Aggies, Pohlman saw six student-athletes earn All-Mid-East Athletic Conference (MEAC) honors, as well as a First-Team All-North Carolina selection.
Pohlman also spent five years as the athletic director and head varsity softball coach at Millersport High School in Millersport, Ohio. As the athletic director, Pohlman also helped raise the Lakers’ academic stature, increasing the GPA to participate by almost a full point, put together the program’s first-ever athletic department policy manual, and helped conduct a review and realign the Mid-State League (MSL) to achieve better competitive balance.
In addition to his experience in collegiate athletics, Pohlman also has extensive law-enforcement experience, having served as a deputy director, assistant deputy director, agent-in-charge and agent within the Ohio Department of Public Safety from 1980-2006.
- B.A., Political Science and Criminal Justice Administration, Capital University