Written by Toan Ngo
The Harrisburg Heat will honor its first ever head coach, Jim Pollihan, at halftime of the January 19th game against Detroit. Pollihan, the winningest coach in Heat history with 155 wins (1991-98), coached seven seasons for the Harrisburg Heat before turning over the coaching helm to Richard Chinapoo in 1998 when he took over as Vice President of Soccer Operations. Pollihan guided the Heat to the playoffs every year as coach, including the 1995 American Conference Championship before losing in the Finals to St. Louis. As a player, Pollihan scored the first ever goal in the MISL in 1978 with the New York Arrows, where he won a championship. He also played in Houston and Baltimore of the MISL.