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11/03/2017

Sprint Football Blanks Caldwell in Dominating Fashion

Navy scored nine touchdowns and three field goals, while posting a shutout to win 72-0.

10/28/2017

Strong Defensive Effort Comes Up Short as Sprint Falls to Penn

Navy forced four turnovers and blocked two punts, but were unable to get any offensive production.

10/20/2017

Sprint Football Rolls Past Cornell, 49-14

Seven different Midshipmen scored touchdowns in the game.

10/14/2017

Sprint Football Shuts Out Post, 39-0

The Mids shutout the Eagles for the third consecutive game in the series.

10/07/2017

Sprint Football Drops Star Game to Army

Midshipmen unable to overcome slow start and fall to Black Knights in West Point.

10/27/2016

Navy Sprint Football vs. Post

Sept. 30, Navy hosted Post in sprint football

11/18/2015

Navy at Heroico Colegio Militar, 11/14/15

The Navy sprint football team played a goodwill exhibition game at Heroico Colegio Militar on Nov. 14, 2015.

11/03/2015

Sprint Football vs. Cornell (Oct. 23)

Navy hosted Cornell on October 23 in its final CSFL home game of the 2015 season

Major Jeff Polson, USMC was appointed head coach of the Navy sprint football program during the summer of 2015. Polson became the 30th head coach in the program’s history and took over for Major Kavan Lake, USMC, who went 19-2 with a CSFL championship over his three years as head coach.

In his first season at the helm of the program, Polson led the Mids to a 5-2 record and 4-2 mark in CSFL. In recognition of the team's strong season where Navy's two losses came by a combined three points, 16 Mids were named to All-CSFL teams with four earning first team nods. After the completion of the sprint season, Polson led the team to Mexico City for the first-ever goodwill exhibition contest between the United Naval Academy and Heroico Colegio Militar (The Mexican Military Academy).

Polson began his Marine Corps career in June 1991 at MCRD Parris Island, S.C. He reported to the 2d Combat Engineer Battalion in Camp Lejeune, N.C. where he was assigned for three years. He moved on to Marine Air Traffic Control Squadron 18 in Okinawa, Japan where he completed a one year unaccompanied tour. At the end of his time in Japan, Polson decided to pursue collegiate education and leave the corps, though he was quickly lured back and applied for the Active Reserve program in December of 1995. Following three years with the I-I Staff, Polson was selected as the first AR Marine for the Marine Corps Enlisted to Officer Program (MECEP).

Beginning in 1998, he went to the University of New Mexico as a member of the NROTC unit where he both trained Midshipmen and Marines for Officer Candidate School, as well as worked on his college degree. It was at New Mexico that he suited up for the Lobo football program under the direction of head coach Rocky Long. As a walk-on, Polson earned a backup role as a special teams player and strong safety behind future NFL Pro Bowler and Chicago Bear, Brian Urlacher during the 1998 and 1999 seasons. He graduated New Mexico in May of 2002 with undergraduate degrees in Management Information Systems, Marketing, and Productions and Operations Management.

Polson was commissioned as a Marine Corps officer in May 2002. Since earning his commission, he served as the 2d Marine Division Adjutant and Casualty Cell Officer in Charge for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) I and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) I. During OIF II between 2003 and 2004, Polson deployed with Task Force 2/2 to Fallujah, Iraq. During OIF 5, Polson deployed with Marine Wing Support Squadron-373 to Al Taqaddum, Iraq as the Logistics Officer and Headquarters Company Commander.

Over the past 10 years, Polson has served in logistics, motor transportation, as an inspecting officer, and operations officer with billets both stateside in the Marine Corps and in the diplomatic security arena overseas. His most recent assignment saw him assume the duties as the Operations Officer for Marine Corps Embassy Security Group (MCESG) in Quantico, Va. where he was responsible for the Marine Security Guard expansion program worldwide as a result of the attacks in Benghazi.

Polson has always been actively involved with athletics as he augmented his two years of playing collegiately at New Mexico with a two-year stint as a member of the Langen Knights semi-professional football team in Langen, Germany during his stay in Europe as an inspection officer in 2010 and 2011.

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