Baumann named Hall of Fame president and COO

Steve Baumann, a former standout player and coach at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named the new president and chief operating officer of the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, NY.

Since 2004, Baumann has served as executive director of the Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena, Calif. He previously held the position of vice president of education and programs with the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, N.J., and the director of educational technology Programs at The Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia.

Baumann starred on the great Quaker teams of the early 1970s and played in the NASL for the Miami Toros. He later coached in Northern Virginia and served as Penn's head coach from 1987-93.

Baumann will replace Board Secretary George Brown, who has served as interim president since September 2006.

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