Chad Duernberger Joins Men's Soccer Coaching Staff
June 27, 2011
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State men's soccer head coach Bob Warming has announced the addition of Chad Duernberger to his staff. Duernberger, who will serve as an assistant alongside Bo Oshoniyi, will assume a lead in role in team training and will also be involved in a variety of administrative duties.
Duernberger comes to 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.
"What Chad has done in a short period of time at the University of Charleston is remarkable," said Warming. "When his peers voted him national coach of the year, it showed the respect he has garnered rapidly. Having said that, he impresses me as a hard-working young man who really wants to continue to grow his coaching ability and is dedicated to learning and developing his craft. His eye for talent and organizational skills are going to help our program grow."
"I want to thank Coach Warming for the opportunity to join the Nittany Lion family," said Duernberger. "I'm excited to be a part of the program and look forward to carrying on the tradition of Penn State men's soccer. Coach Warming and Coach Oshoniyi are two of the best coaches in the business and it's an honor to have the opportunity to work with them. I look forward to pushing our players to be successful on the field and in the classroom."
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.