Coaching StaffAt 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 1996-2013. 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.
Chad Duernberger was added to the Penn State coaching staff in late June 2011, joining Bo Oshoniyi as a first-year assistant under head coach Bob Warming. Now entering his fourth season, Duernberger maintains a role in team training and is involved in a variety of administrative duties.
Duernberger has helped the Nittany Lions to capture two straight Big Ten trophies in 2012 and 2013. 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. In 2012, the Nittany Lions went 3-1-2 and claimed a share of the Big Ten regular season crown. 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 joined the Penn State men's soccer coaching staff on April 21, 2014 as announced by head coach Bob Warming following a five-year stint at Virginia.
Behonick replaces Bo Oshoniyi, who left Penn State to take the East Tennessee State head coaching position in March. Behonick will assume many of the duties that Bo had including training the goalkeepers and helping to organize the Penn State defense.
The Cavaliers, with Behonick on the sidelines, are coming off a successful 2013 season that saw them reach the College Cup Semifinals and a 13-6-5 record. Virginia made the NCAA Tournament in all four seasons Behonick was in Charlottesville, which has 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.