Mark Pulisic

Mark Pulisic
Mark Pulisic
Personal information
Full name Mark Pulisic
Place of birth Long Island, New York, United States
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1986-1989 George Mason University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991-1999 Harrisburg Heat (indoor) (296)
1994-1996 Washington Warthogs (indoor)
Teams managed
1993-2005 Lebanon Valley College (men)
1996-2005 Lebanon Valley College (women)
2003-2004 Harrisburg City Islanders
2006-2007 Detroit Ignition
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:47, 24 February 2007 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 December 2006

Mark Pulisic is a former U.S. soccer forward and currently director of soccer operations of the Detroit Ignition of the Major Indoor Soccer League.



Pulisic attended George Mason University where he played soccer from 1986 to 1989. He finished with thirty-five career goals.[1]

Harrisburg Heat

In 1991, Pulisic turned professional with the Harrisburg Heat of the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL). He remained with the Heat throughout his career, retiring from playing professionally in 1999. When Mark Pulisic retired, the Heat honored him with a Mark Pulisic Night at the Farm Show Arena in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was then inducted into the Harrisburg Heat Hall of Fame. Other Heat Hall of Famers include: Bob Lilley, Richard Chinapoo, and Todd Smith.


In 1993, Lebanon Valley College hired Pulisic to begin a men's soccer team at the school. Pulisic remained with the team through 2005. In 1996, Pulisic also became the head coach of the women's team as well. While with Lebanon Valley College, Pulisic also served as an assistant coach to the Harrisburg City Islanders of USL in 2003 and 2004.

On April 19, 2006, the expansion Detroit Ignition of Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) hired Pulisic as the team's first coach. In April 2007, Pulisic was named the MISL Coach of the Year.[2]. On November 6, 2007, Bob Lilley replaced Mark as head coach of the Detroit Ignition, moving him to the front office as director of soccer operations.

Championships, Honors, Awards

External links

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