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At the Penn State Boys' Soccer Skills Clinics you will work with coaches that have proven methods for developing players. Coach Warming has coached at least one player that has been drafted into the MLS every year from 1996-2015. The clinic coaches will bring experience and proven methods for your development to the practice session, as well as the enthusiasm to make the clinic a fun experience.

• Two-Time National Coach of the Year
• 2012 and 2013 Big Ten Coach of the Year
• Led Penn State to two Big Ten championships in 2012 and 2013
• Advanced Penn State to the 2010 and 2013 NCAA Sweet 16
• Six-Time National Coach of the Year Finalist
• Ranks second all-time among active NCAA Division I coaches with 428 wins entering the 2015 season
• 31 Winning Seasons
• Only collegiate coach to have a player drafted into MLS every year from 1996 to 2015
• Has had over 60 players play professionally
• One of only two active coaches to take two different programs to the NCAA College Cup
• Voted the Missouri Valley Conference All-Centennial Team Coach in 2006

enters his fifth season with the Nittany Lions as he maintains a role in team training and is involved in a variety of administrative duties.

Duernberger helped the Nittany Lions capture back-to-back Big Ten trophies in 2012 and 2013 and has been on the sidelines during three straight NCAA Tournament appearances.

In 2014 the Nittany Lions went 13-6-1 and 5-3-0 in the conference as they recorded their 800th win in program history over Penn (Sept. 24), with a 6-2 win at Jeffrey Field. The team got out to a sizzling 10-0-1 start, it's best ever and won seven straight matches for the first time since 2005. After falling to Michigan State in the B1G Tournament quarterfinals, Penn State received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and hosted Hartwick at Jeffrey Field. The Lions defeated the Hawks 2-1 to move onto the second round for the third consecutive season before succumbing to No. 9 seed Syracuse 2-1, on the road.

Penn State went 5-1-0 in the Big Ten in 2013 before advancing to the NCAA Sweet 16 following an upset victory over No. 10 UC Santa Barbara.

Penn State captured a share of the Big Ten regular season championship in just his second season on the coaching staff, as the Nittany Lions compiled a 3-1-2 conference record in 2012. PSU held its opponents to just over one goal-per-game during the season as it went unbeaten in its final four regular season conference contests.

Duernberger arrived at Penn State after serving as the head men's soccer coach at the University of Charleston, a Division II institution located in the capital city of West Virginia, for the past three seasons. One of the youngest head coaches in the nation when he was hired in 2008, the 24-year-old Duernberger engineered an impressive and rapid turnaround after inheriting a Charleston program that went 0-17-0 the year prior.

The Golden Eagles improved to 4-11-2 in his first season before finishing 19-4-0 in 2009, the second best season in program history. Charleston posted a perfect 10-0-0 record in West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) play and captured both the WVIAC regular season and tournament titles. Earning a berth in the Division II NCAA Championship, the Golden Eagles advanced to the quarterfinals, ending the season ranked No. 7 in the nation. In recognition of his success, Duernberger was named the NSCAA Division II National Coach of the Year in addition to receiving Atlantic Region and WVIAC Coach of the Year honors.

Duernberger built upon that foundation in 2010, leading Charleston to a 16-4-1 record, including a 10-1-0 mark in conference play, and again to the WVIAC regular season and tournament championships. Making their second consecutive NCAA Championship appearance, the Golden Eagles advanced to the third round of the Division II playoffs. Charleston reached as high as No. 4 in the NSCAA poll before ending the season at No. 10.

In his three years at the University of Charleston, Duernberger coached four NSCAA All-Americans, 10 NSCAA All-Atlantic Region honorees, and 12 First Team All-WVIAC selections.

Prior to his tenure at the University of Charleston, Duernberger served as an office graduate assistant at Marshall University from 2006-07. A native of Belle, W.Va., Duernberger was four-year starter for the Golden Eagles (2002-06), earning First Team All-WVIAC honors three times and all-region recognition in 2002.


Michael Behonick is entering his second season on the sidelines for Head Coach Bob Warming. Behonick joined the Penn State men's soccer coaching staff on April 21, 2014 following a five-year stint at Virginia. His coaching duties include training the goalkeepers and helping to organize the Penn State defense.

During his first year in Happy Valley, Behokick saw his prized keeper, Andrew Wolverton rack up impressive totals, including nine shutouts (T-2nd B1G), .a 790 save percentage (4th in B1G), and 64 saves (6th in B1G). The senior goalie also received All-Big Ten Second Team honors. In addition to Wolverton, the Lion defense also shined under Behonick's leadership, becoming the third best team in the conference in goals allowed and the fourth best in goals against average. PSU went 13-6-1 and 5-3 in the Big Ten during 2014 and reached the NCAA Tournament for the third straight season. Under the tutelage of Behonick, Andrew Wolverton was selected with the 82nd overall pick to the LA Galaxy following his senior season at Penn State.

While at Virginia, the Cavaliers had a successful 2013 campaign with Behonick on the sidelines as he saw them reach the College Cup Semifinals and earn a 13-6-5 record. Virginia made the NCAA Tournament in all four seasons Behonick was in Charlottesville, which included 31 shutouts.

Prior to Virginia, Behonick played professional soccer for the Puerto Rico Islanders in the USL from 2007 to 2010. He also served as the Islanders' Academy assistant goalkeeping coach in 2009, which accompanied his Director of Goalkeeping duties for the Syosset Soccer Club (N.Y.) in 2006-08.

Since 2008, Behonick has been a member of the Puerto Rico National Team and has six stints of professional soccer in addition to his time for the Islanders. Behonick was a MLS SuperDraft pick (51st overall) for the D.C. United before playing for the Charleston Battery in USL 1 (2003-05) and Harrisburg City Islanders in the USL 2 for the 2004 season. In 2006, he featured for the New York Red Bulls of MLS as a reserve and Long Island Rough Riders on loan before transitioning to Crystal Palace Baltimore in the USL 2.

Upon his graduation from American University (B.A., business administration) in the spring of 2003, he also served as a volunteer assistant that following fall for the Eagles. Behonick posted 16 shutouts in his collegiate career and earned All-Patriot League honors as a junior. Serving as team captain in 2001 and 2002, Behonick's team made the NCAA Tournament both times including a 2001 Patriot League title.


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