Introduced in January 2018 as the 12th head coach in Nittany Lion soccer history, Jeff Cook has 27 years of coaching experience and comes to Happy Valley after serving with the Philadelphia Union and Bethlehem Steel FC over the past four-plus years. Coach Cook earned his UEFA Professional Coaching License with the Scottish Football Association in 2013 and is also the holder of his US Soccer `A' License.
Cook is the camp director and lead instructor for all boys' soccer clinics and summer camps at Penn State. Cook's reputation for developing players in his camps has equaled his team's rise on the playing field. Campers come to experience the inspirational demonstrations, demanding exercises and fun-filled competitions.
Dear Parents and Campers,
Thank you for considering our Penn State Soccer Camps. We strive to have the most comprehensive, instructional and fun camp for your son to experience. Our philosophy centers around a commitment to individual development combined with an emphasis on understanding the game of soccer at a higher level. Each camper will have an enjoyable experience that we hope will deepen their love of the sport and motivate them to continue to improve regardless of where they are currently. Parents should know that the camper's safety and welfare are our top priority and that your child will receive professional instruction from a team of outstanding coaches in a safe and inspirational environment.
The Penn State coaching staff is excited for the opportunity to help you improve your performance and achieve your goals. You will have the opportunity to work with the Penn State coaching staff to learn new skills in a fun and competitive environment. Our camp curriculum is based on the same principles of play and many of the same exercises that our Penn State players are exposed to at the NCAA Division I level.
Head Soccer Coach