HANOVER, N.H. – Bobby Clark Head Coach of Men’s Soccer Bo Oshoniyi announced the hiring of Chad Duernberger as an assistant coach for the upcoming season.
Duernberger comes to Hanover after serving as an associate head coach at Penn State where he has coached for the last seven years. In 2011 he began his tenure at Penn State and in 2016 was promoted to the associate head coach position.
With the Nittany Lions, Duernberger helped lead the team to back-to-back Big Ten regular season titles and coached them in two NCAA Tournament appearances. After winning the Big Ten in 2013, Penn State entered the tournament and advanced to the Sweet 16 after upsetting No. 10 UC Santa Barbara. In 2014 Duernberger was on the sidelines as the Nittany Lions recorded their 800th win while on their way to the best start in program history (10-0-1) winning seven-straight matches for the first time since 2005.
Prior to his time at Penn State, Duernberger spent three seasons as the head coach at the University of Charleston, a Division II program in the capital city of West Virginia. He inherited a team that finished 0-17 in the prior season and began to turn the team around posting a 4-11-2 record the following season. In his second year the transition came full circle, as he coached the Golden Eagles to a 19-4-0 mark, including a perfect 10-0 in West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play. UC won the WVIAC regular season and tournament titles and ended the season ranked No. 7 in the nation in Division II.
In his final season at Charleston, the team finished 16-4-1 overall and 10-1-0 in league action, again winning the WVIAC season and tournament crowns. Through his time coaching at UC, he produced four NSCAA All-Americans, 10 NSCAA All-Atlantic Region honorees and 12 First Team All-WVIAC selections.
Before his tenure at Charleston, Duernberger was a graduate assistant at Marshall University from 2006-07. He was a four-year starter at Charleston from 2002-06 earning First Team All-WVIAC honors three times and all-region recognition in 2002.\
A native of Belle, West Virginia, he was named the 2001 West Virginia High School State Forward of the Year and was named First Team All-State in three consecutive seasons. Duernberger was inducted into the West Virginia High School Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2014.