After a season away from the college game, former North Carolina and Creighton men's soccer coach Elmar Bolowich has been hired as the head man at George Mason, the university announced Monday.
Bolowich coached the Tar Heels for 22 years and guided them to their first national championship, amassing 280 wins and 15 NCAA Tournament appearances. He then spent eight seasons at Creighton until he left in 2018 to become technical director of a youth academy in Jacksonville.
It wasn't long before he got pulled back into the NCAA ranks.
“Maybe at the tail end of the career you go back into youth soccer, but to run an entire club is very different compared to just coaching one team,” Bolowich told the Washington Post. “It didn’t quite materialize the way I envisioned it. I felt like my skills are better suited in college soccer, where I have had my success. I missed the connection with the coaches, the level of competitiveness, the university life in general, because I was connected with the communities.”