Hall of Fame

Terry  Pollreisz

Terry Pollreisz

Inducted 2012  • Basketball  • Baseball  • Coaches

  • Became the 20th head coach in UP baseball history when he took over for Joe Etzel upon his retirement in 1986; previously was an assistant coach for the Pilots for three years (1984-86)
  • Named the District 8 Coach of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association in 1989 and received 25-year award in 1995, presented by the ABCA “For a Quarter Century of Leadership and Devotion to Baseball”
  • Currently second winningest coach in program history with 271 career wins
  • Led Pilots to six winning seasons
  • Led Pilots to Pac-10 Northern Division Tournament Championships and NCAA West Regional Appearances in 1989 and 1991
  • Posted three 30-win seasons, produced three All-Americans, 30 all-conference selections and 27 players who moved on to the professional ranks
  • Left Portland in 1998 to coach the Everett AquaSox, the Class A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners; in 2002 and 2003, he was a coach for the San Antonio Missions (AA), and he was a member of the Tacoma Rainiers (AAA) staff from 2004-2007
  • Managed the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in 2008, and was a coach for the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx in 2009 and the Clinton LumberKings in 2010-2011
  • Earned six varsity letters at Portland, in both baseball and basketball
  • Won the William Schmitt Athlete of the Year Award in 1968 and 1969, was named the 1968 baseball MVP and was voted the most inspirational for both baseball and basketball in 1969
  • Was drafted by the New York Yankees in 1968 and by the Baltimore Orioles in 1969, playing one season for the Aberdeen Pheasants, Baltimore’s Class A Team