Men’s Soccer: Zimmerman Named Men’s Soccer Coach at WVU/Potomac State College
West Virginia University at Potomac State College has named Rick Zimmerman as the Catamounts' new head men's soccer coach.
Zimmerman arrives at Potomac State from Allegany College of Maryland, where he has served as the head coach since 2011.
"I am very pleased to announce the hiring of our new men's soccer coach, Rick Zimmerman," said Shawn White, Potomac State 's athletic director. "Coach Zimmerman has an excellent reputation in the area and we believe he can continue the tradition at Potomac State. We are excited to have him aboard and believe he will do a great job leading our men's soccer program."
At Allegany, Zimmerman started with the program in 2011 and was responsible for all aspects of the program including recruiting. Last season the Trojans went 1-12-1.
“I look forward to recruiting for Potomac State, there is a great facility here and the tie with West Virginia University is great,” said Zimmerman.
“My goal is to get into the Region XX Tournament and be competitive; that’s what it’s all about. Bottom-line we are going to recruit local students and not-so local students so we can focus on getting a good core group of students who enjoy the game and want to work hard.”
At Potomac State, Zimmerman replaces Ray Kiddy, Ph.D., who stepped down following the 2016 season after seven years as head coach. In his time at PSC, Kiddy went 284-160-25. Zimmerman inherits a team that finished 4-8-2 last season.
“It’s important to me that we do the right things and honor the game and honor the school,” said Zimmerman.
Zimmerman graduated from WVU in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He earned a master’s of business administration degree from Frostburg State University in 1990. He is employed by Orbital ATK as a project engineer working with propulsion programs.
Zimmerman will be joined by assistant coach, Nelson Weaver when the Catamounts take the field in the fall.
Zimmerman holds a North American Soccer Coaches Association Diploma as well as an American Youth E Coaching License. He has also attended the NASCA Advanced National and Goalkeeping state and regional courses.