Penn State hired Bob Warming, formerly of Creighton University, as its new head men's soccer coach, the university announced in a press release Monday morning.
Warming, a six-time finalist for national coach of the year and 2008 winner of the award, ranks sixth among active Division I head coaches and 15th in Division I history with 383 victories.
"Penn State is very fortunate to have secured the services of a coach with such impeccable credentials," athletic director Tim Curley said in the press release. "Bob's success has placed him among elite company in the history of NCAA men's soccer. He is an outstanding coach and recruiter who has a proven track record of developing accomplished student-athletes, on and off the field."
Warming will become the 11th coach in Nittany Lion history, replacing Barry Gorman, who resigned last month after heading the program for 22 years. Gorman, who compiled a 266-158-42 record with the Lions -- leading them to 13 NCAA tournament appearances -- has since taken a job as technical director of Major League Soccer franchise FC Dallas.
Warming, meanwhile, has seen his fair share of success at Creighton, where he served 14 total years as the team's head coach in two different stints (1990-94, 2001-09). He guided the Bluejays to 11 NCAA Championship appearances, including a runner-up finish in the 2002 College Cup.
In the press release, Warming said it would take a special situation for him to pick up his family and leave Omaha. He believed Penn State -- which he called one of the top academic institutions in America-- presented that opportunity.
"I look forward to working with the talented current players," Warming said in the press release. "I feel that the administration has put all of the pieces in place for this program to be highly successful and challenge for championships on an annual basis."
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