On June 20, 2021, Dave Challinor’s side beat Torquay United on penalties to seal their place back in the Football League.
Several players have since moved on, returned to their parent clubs and even found new clubs while others have remained at Pools for the upcoming League Two season.
Here’s a look through every player part of the Pools squad when the club was promoted last month and where they are now...
1. Gavan Holohan - Hartlepool United
The Irish midfielder played a crucial role in Pools' promotion with 11 goals over the course of the 2020-21 campaign. His future at the club was never really in question as he was already contracted until the end of the 2021-22 season.
Photo: Harry Trump
2. David Ferguson - Hartlepool United
Another key player who was already tied down for the new season having signed a two-year deal last season.
Photo: Mark Fletcher
3. Joe Grey - Hartlepool United
The teenager missed the back end of last season due to injury and has attracted plenty of interest from academy sides over the summer but he still has a year remaining on his current deal at Victoria Park.
Photo: FRANK REID 2020
4. Tom Crawford - Hartlepool United
Didn't feature during the latter stages of the promotion season but remains contracted for the upcoming campaign.
Photo: James Holyoak