First-year assistant coach Harold Warren arrives at Arizona after spending the 2002 season as an assistant coach with the UC Irvine women's soccer program.
"I'm very excited to have Harold Warren on my staff," said Wildcat head coach Dan Tobias. "He has tremendous soccer knowledge and is a person of outstanding character who will be an important part of our program's success."
Warren helped guide the Anteaters to an 8-10-1 overall record last fall, and they went 5-3-1 in Big West Conference action to earn a fourth-place finish in the league. 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 under-15 state team. He was also a scout for the ODP, identifying the top male and female players in Southern California.
For 15 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 earned his bachelor of science in communications from Cal Poly Pomona in 2002 after leaving school early. He is also a U.S. Soccer Federation licensed coach.