Michael ZionAssistant Coach
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Michael Zion is set to begin his third season as an assistant coach with the Trojans after joining the staff prior to the 2010 campaign.
"Mike is one of the top young coaches in the southeast and has made a significant contribution to the AU program as both a player and now as a coach," Head Coach John Murphy said. "He has a great mind for the game and an excellent recruiter. I am quite confiedent that he has a bright future in the game."
Zion, a four-year letterwinner and two-time team captain from 2003-06, scored nearly two dozen goals, recorded 21 assists and notched four game-winning scores during his tenure at AU. The native of Spartanburg, S.C., helped transform a Trojan squad that claimed just three wins in his rookie season into a perennial contender for conference titles. Anderson won a combined 27 matches over his final three campaigns, and battled top-seeded Queens to a draw in the opening round of the 2006 CVAC Tournament Championship.
Following his collegiate career, Zion played for the Palm Beach Pumas in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), Performance FC in the Premier Arena Soccer League and Performance FC Phoenix in Greenville, S.C., in 2008. He also spent a season with the London, England Kickers in the FA Futsal League.
Zion received his bachelor’ degree in kinesiology from Anderson following his collegiate career.