Passing on principles of success through soccer to inspire change, motivate growth and encourage personal development in the lives of others has been the trademark of Coach Lolla's career for over 25 years.
Recognized twice as the National Coach of the Year, Ken Lolla's success is based on the timeless principles and character based leadership skills that he passionately teaches others through coaching, mentoring, professional speaking, video tutorials, writing and summer camps.

When it comes to building a soccer program into a national powerhouse, Coach Lolla has emerged as a top leader in the industry. Lolla most recently guided the University of Louisville to the 2010 NCAA College Cup Final, 2010 Big East Championship, #1 National ranking, and 20-1-3 record. Ken was named the 2010 National Coach of the Year and his staff was named the 2010 Big East Coaching Staff of the Year. Just 5 seasons earlier, Coach Lolla inherited the Cardinals program with a 5-11-2 record that had never been to the NCAA tournament.

Coach Lolla had much of the same success in his 13 seasons at Akron where he guided the Zips to a 160-68-25 record, established a #1 National Ranking in 2005, won eight MAC Championships, and made five straight NCAA Tournament appearances. Ken is the all-time winningest coach in the program's storied 50-year history, a four time MAC Coach of the year, and was recently inducted into the Akron Hall of Fame.

In his first head-coaching job at Belmont Abbey College in 1989, Coach Lolla posted a 49-16-3 record in three seasons. Ken's team's won three consecutive Carolinas Conference Championships, earning coach Lolla the 1990 Carolinas Conference Coach of the Year and the 1992 NSCAA-NAIA National Coach of the Year

Ken has served as the U-15 National Team Coach and as an assistant coach for his alma mater, Duke University. Coach Lolla has coached over 20 players to go on to play professionally in the MLS, USL, MISL, and PASL.

As a player at Duke University, Ken was the team captain for the men's soccer team, a two-time All-American, three time All Atlantic Coast Conference Player, and one of 55 Players named to the ACC's 50th Anniversary Men's Soccer Team

Ken played professionally for the Canton Invaders of the NPSL, the Charlotte Gold of the USL, and the New Jersey Eagles and the Penn-Jersey Spirit of the ASL. With Canton Ken was also the Youth Development Director and handled community and public relations with appearances.

Lolla holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Duke University. Lolla is married to the former Tina Bowman. The couple has three children, a fourteen year old son Tyler, an eleven year old daughter Kristiana, and a seven year old son Elijah.

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