Derek Pollock started as the head coach in May of 2018 after being hired as Iowa Western’s first Collegiate Shotgun Coach. Raised in Ainsworth, Nebraska, Pollock began his shooting career at a young age. Shooting competitively from age 12, he was part of two Nebraska Cornhusker championship teams.
Trained by former Olympian, Bret Erickson, Pollock competed for two years at Midland
University where he helped the team win a National Championship in 2016. Pollock also worked as a graduate assistant for Erickson for one year. He then went on to receive his B.A. in Sport/Recreation Management from Chadron State College.