Mike Eckberg enters his first season as an assistant coach for Penn State women’s soccer.

Eckberg came to State College after spending the 2013 offseason as the recruiting coordinator for Southwest Minnesota State University. Prior to Southwest, he spent the 2012 season as an assistant with University of Wisconsin River Falls, finishing with a record of 9-8-3 and making it to the second round of the conference playoffs, a significant improvement from a 6-13 finish in 2011.

He has worked with the Minnesota Olympic Development Program the past two years and Bloomington Youth Soccer Club for six. In 2013, his U13 boy’s team qualified for the MYSA State Tournament and secured a spot within the six team state premier league.