The Portland Timbers have officially named University of Akron men's soccer coach Caleb Porter head coach for the 2013 season.
The team's website made the annoucement Wednesday confirming the 37-year old Porter will finish out the 2012 campaign with the Zips before taking the reins of the Timbers after the season concludes.
Porter led the Zips to their first NCAA Championship in 2010, the first in school history. In addition, he was named head coach of the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Soccer Team.
Former Zip standout Darlington Nagbe is a member of the Portland Timbers, where he serves as the team's midfielder/ forward. Nagbe won the Hermann Trophy in 2010 as the best college soccer player in the nation.
In his seven seasons at Akron, Porter compiled a record of 106-17-14. 14 platyers currently playing in Major League Soccer were coached by Porter, including 9 first-round draft picks.