Assistant coach Harold Warren also enters his fourth season as part of the Wildcat coaching staff that led Arizona to an 11-8-3 record and a third round finish in the NCAA tournament.
“Harold combines great knowledge, passion and loyalty with a tireless work ethic that just continues to enhance our drive towards national prominence,” said head coach Dan Tobias. “He is a great student of the game and his recruiting efforts and on-field coaching continue to be vital ingredients for even greater Wildcat success. He is a great fit for our U of A family and staff.”
Prior to accepting the position at Arizona, Warren served as an assistant coach for UC-Irvine in 2002. While at UC Irvine, his responsibilities included on-field coaching, recruiting and acting as director of the UC Irvine Soccer Academy.
Warren was the assistant coach from 2001-03 for the California Olympic Development Program 86/87 age group. He was also a scout for the ODP, identifying the top male and female players in Southern California.
For 17 years, Warren was the head coach of several successful club teams, coaching boys and girls ranging in age from 10-19 years old. His club team accolades included league championships (Riverside Soccer Club, Long Beach Sidekicks) and Surf Cup semi-finalist finishes (West Coast Stingers).
Warren was also head soccer coach for the boys’ varsity team at Savanna High School in Anaheim, Calif. in 1991-92.
In 1988, Warren competed as a defender and a forward at Riverside (Calif.) Community College, then transferred to Cal State Fullerton in 1989. He spent the 1990 and 1991 seasons at Cal Poly Pomona.
Warren has continued to coach for a club team as well as the Olympic Development Program. He is currently the head coach for the ’89 age group for the Arizona ODP and also coaches the U-15 girls Arizona Rush Nike Team.
Warren earned his bachelor of science in communications from Cal Poly Pomona in 2002. He is also a U.S. Soccer Federation licensed coach.