Barry Gorman

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Barry Gorman
Youth career
Years Team
1973 Stranmillis College
Teams managed
Years Team
1977 Lock Haven University (assistant)
1978–1984 Elco High School
1984 Davis & Elkins College
1986–1987 Penn State University (assistant
1988–2009 Penn State University

Barry Gorman is a collegiate soccer coach. He most recently served as the head men's soccer coach at Penn State University from 1987 to 2009, before being replaced by Bob Warming. He is Penn State's all-time winningest soccer coach,[1] compiling 254 victories in 22 seasons. He is a three time NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year, having won the award in the 1992, 1999, and 2005 seasons. He also won Big Ten coach of the year honors in 2005. He has led his team to 12 NCAA tournament appearances, and three Big 10 regular season championships.

Gorman had a distinguished playing career in the Irish Football League located in Northern Ireland.[2]

In 1976, Gorman emigrated to the United States to start his coaching career. In 1977, he was an assistant coach at Lock Haven University, leading the college to its first ever Division III national championship. In 1978, he was named head soccer coach at Elco High School in Pennsylvania, where he posted one of the most successful resumes in high school soccer history. His teams went 133-13-3, won five league championships, and captured the state championship in 1979.

In 1984, Gorman left to coach Davis & Elkins College to the 1984 Division II semifinals with a record of 13-3-3.

In April 2010 Gorman was named FC Dallas' technical director. As technical director, Gorman directed the club's player personnel operations, including international and domestic scouting, trades and acquisitions, player contracts and team administration. He also evaluated the development of FC Dallas Juniors prospects for the professional team. In December 2011 he was fired and later replaced as technical director by Fernando Clavijo.[3]


  1. ^ Barry Gorman Penn State Men's Soccer Profile
  2. ^ Barry Gorman Resigns as Penn State Men's Soccer Coach
  3. ^ Barry Gorman Fired web, retrieved 14 May 2013 

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