College coaching moves: Penn State hires veteran coach Cook from Philadelphia Union system

Jeff Cook, the former Dartmouth and Cincinnati head coach who spent the last four seasons coaching in the Philadelphia Union system, was named the new Penn State men's head coach, succeeding Bob Warming, who retired.

Cook has 17 years of Division I head coaching experience: 12 at Dartmouth (2001-12) and five at Cincinnati (1996-2000).
 
He joined the Philadelphia Union in 2013 to work in its youth development program. Since January 2016, he was the assistant coach with the Union’s United Soccer League affiliate, Bethlehem Steel FC, and head coach of the U-19 Union team.

Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour: "Jeff has excelled at all levels during his more than 25 years of coaching and is clearly a great fit for Penn State. He’s familiar with our state and our region, holds student development and academic success as a priority, and has demonstrated that he knows how to succeed on the pitch. He’s a perfect fit for our promise of preparing students for a lifetime of impact."

NCAA Division I men's coaching moves:
DePaul Out: Craig Blazer; In: Mark Plotkin (Colgate associate).
Gonzaga Out: Einar Thorarinsson (retired).
Notre Dame Out: Bobby Clark (retired).
Penn State Out: Bob Warming (retired); In: Jeff Cook (Bethlehem Steel assistant)
Oregon State Out: Steve Simmons; In: Terry Boss (Virginia associate).
Temple Out: Dave MacWilliams; In: Brian Rowland (Maryland associate).
St. Francis, Pa. Out: Paulo Neto.
Saint Louis Out: Mike McGinty.
San Diego Out: Seamus McFadden (retired); In: Brian Quinn (San Diego assistant).
Seton Hall Out: Gerson Echeverry (Rio Grande Valley FC); In: Andreas Lindberg (LIU-Post head coach)

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