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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 in his third season, Duernberger maintains a role in team training and is involved in a variety of administrative duties.
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.