Waterloo West High School Boy's Soccer: Welcome

WAHAWK MEN'S SOCCER - "A Winning Tradition"




      • District Championships - '95,'96,'97,'98,'99,'00,'02,'03,'05,'06
      • Sub-State Champs - '97,'02,'05
      • State Tournament - 1997, 2002, 2005
      • Consistently Ranked among states top teams



Wednesday, February 13

Mike Penning Named as Waterloo West Boys' Soccer Coach

WATERLOO --- Michael Penning has been named the new head boys' soccer coach at Waterloo West High School, athletic director Jeff Frost announced Friday. Penning was an assistant boys' soccer coach at Dubuque Hempstead for three years before taking over the Mustangs' girls' program in 2002. He built a 23-12 record in two seasons and was named Mississippi Valley Conference coach of the year in 2002. In 2005, Penning served as an assistant coach for the Wartburg College men's and women's teams. The Knights' men's program reached the NCAA Division III Elite 8, and Penning helped coach two all-Americans and 10 all-conference performers. The last two years, Penning has served as head coach at Waterloo East High. "We are excited to have Michael Penning on board as our next head boys' soccer coach," said Frost. "He brings a lot of successful high school and college coaching experience to West High." Penning replaces Brian Guetzlaff, who resigned after one season to fulfill his student-teaching requirement this spring.

Soccer Coaching Experience

2006-2007 Head Girls Coach - Waterloo East High School (Waterloo, IA)

  • Doubled the number of participants
  • Ran daily practices
  • Finished 1st in Sportsmanship for 2007 Mississippi Valley Conference

2005 Head Men's & Women's Assistant Coach - Wartburg College (Waverly, IA)

  • Team reached Elite Eight in NCAA Tournament
  • Coached two All-Americans and ten All-Conference performers
  • Responsible for many administrative duties
  • Led practices on a regular basis

2002-2003 Head Girls' Soccer Coach - Dubuque Hempstead High School (Dubuque, IA)

  • 2002 Mississippi Valley Conference Coach of the Year (23-12 record in 2 years)
  • Managed administrative tasks, such as ordering jerseys, warm-ups and sending in game results
  • Planned and executed daily practices

1999-2001 Assist. Girls' Soccer Coach-Dubuque Hempstead High School (Dubuque, IA)

  • Head Junior Varisty Girls' Soccer Coach
  • Educated girls' soccer skills and rules
  • Evaluated team talent to better help varsity team
  • Responsible for many in game decisions and substitutions during varsity games

Other Coaching Experience

  • 2007-Present Head Girls' Cross Country Coach - Waterloo East High School (Waterloo, IA
  • 2007-Present Assistant Sophomore Baseball Coach - Waterloo East High School (Waterloo, IA)
  • 2006-Present Boys' & Girls' Middle School Basketball Coach - Bunger MiddleSchool (Waterloo, IA)
  • 2002-2003 Assistant Varsity Girls' Basketball Coach - Dubuque Hempstead (Dubuque, IA)

Soccer Playing Experience

1999-2001 Loras College (Dubuque, IA)

  • 3 year starter
  • Finished each year in the top four in scoring
  • 2001 Team Captain

1997-1998 Western Illinois University (Macomb, IL)

  • 1997 Red-shirted
  • 1998 Travel squad member and played in 10 games
  • 1998 First team academic All-Conference

1993-1997 Dubuque Hempstead High School (Dubuque, IA)

  • 3 year Varsity Starter
  • 2 year All- Conference selection in Mississippi Valley Conference
  • 1996 State Soccer Tournament participant
  • 1997 Team Captain

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Thursday, February 14
Winter 2008 Open Gym Schedule

Open gym will be held every sunday from 7-8:45pm. Contact Coach Penning for more details.