Penn State men’s soccer hired Jeff Cook as its 12th head coach in program history on Tuesday.
— Penn State Men’s Soccer (@PennStateMSOC) January 2, 2018
Cook takes over for Bob Warming, who retired after coaching the Nittany Lions for eight seasons and taking the team to two conference titles in 2012 and 2013.
Throughout his career, Cook has worked as a head coach at the Division I level for 17 seasons at Creighton and Cincinnati. In addition to his collegiate experience, the Philadelphia Union (MLS) hired him as a youth development coach. Cook coached the Union’s under-19 squad and was on the staff of Bethlehem Steel FC — the Union’s minor-league affiliate — during his time with the organization.
During his 12-year tenure at Dartmouth, Cook led the Ivy League school to five conference titles. He resigned in 2013 to work for the Philadelphia Union, but he will now return to Division I soccer and coach the Nittany Lions.
“We are thrilled to have Jeff Cook joining our family as the leader of the Penn State men’s soccer program,” Barbour said. “Jeff has excelled at all levels during his more than 25 years of coaching and is clearly a great fit for Penn State. We are excited about the experience and leadership Jeff will bring to Penn State and look forward to this next chapter for our men’s soccer program.”