MILWAUKEE – MSOE director of athletics Brian Miller has named Rob Harrington as the next coach of the Raiders men's soccer program.
Harrington has been with the team since 2008, serving as an assistant and goalkeeping coach under the late Jimmy Banks. During his time as second in command, Harrington helped the Raiders to a 139-67-12 record, two runners-up in the NAC tournament, two NACC regular season championships, four NACC tournament championship games, all culminating in two berths into the NCAA DIII soccer tournament (2014, 2015).
"Rob has been a long-time assistant with the men's soccer program, so we couldn't ask for a better person to take the helm," said MSOE athletic director Brian Miller. "His experience and reputation around the soccer community, as well as in-depth knowledge of our school and student-athletes, makes him an invaluable asset to add to the department."
Outside of his time at MSOE, Harrington had previously been part of the MK Nationals/FC Milwaukee coaching staff as a director of coaching and was a coaching instructor for the Tosa Kickers. His extensive coaching experience also includes time as an assistant women's soccer coach for Purdue University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (women's assistant coach), and Marian College (men's and women's assistant coach).
"I'm honored to be MSOE's men's soccer coach. I spent ten great seasons here with a friend and man whose accomplishments as a coach and player are legendary," said Harrington. "I humbly fill his shoes and promise to continue his tradition of thoughtful soccer where the student-athlete is, as a person first, held in the highest regard."
Harrington's high school experience includes numerous schools, highlighted by coaching the Pius HS varsity girls' soccer team to a state championship in 1995 (one of nine total state championships teams he coached) and is currently an assistant to DSHA. Harrington was also the coach of the U18 girls' regional champions in 1999 and U18 boys' regional champions in 2005. He has been a member of 30 state championship teams as a club coach, including five Midwest Regional final teams and two National Final Four squads.
The regular season for men's soccer will start on August 30th, when they travel to Platteville, Wis. to take on UW-Platteville at 7:00 pm.