PORT ANGELES – Cale Rodriguez of Redlands, California this week became the fourth head coach in the storied history of Peninsula College men's soccer.
The Pirates, winners of three Northwest Athletic Conference championships and six West Division titles, will now be guided by Rodriguez, who brings significant soccer experience to the program.
“We are very pleased to have Cale in our Pirate family,” said Athletic Director Rick Ross. “We had a lot of interest in this position, 35 applicants from eight countries, and we liked Cale’s experience, his passion for soccer, and his fit for our college and for this community.”
PORT ANGELES – The nationally-ranked Peninsula College men’s soccer team, winners of three Northwest Athletic Conference championships in the last five years, will have a new head coach in 2015.
The College began a national search for a head coach this week, with a goal of filling the position by Feb. 1.
Head women’s soccer coach Kanyon Anderson and his staff helped the college through the transition following Andrew Chapman’s departure last July by coaching the men’s team this fall. He will return his focus to the women’s program, which is also nationally ranked and winners of two NWAC titles in five years of existence.
“We have a tremendous opportunity for someone to walk in to,” Director of Athletics Rick Ross said. “Coach Chapman and Coach Anderson built a world class college soccer program and took the NWAC by storm. We have every intention of continuing to grow that program and win more championships.”
PORT ANGELES – The Peninsula Pirates were dealt some adversity this year, but the national men’s soccer powerhouse still emerged with one of its greatest seasons on record.