Women's Soccer Coaches & Staff
Head Coach Kanyon Anderson
Kanyon Anderson has emerged as the most successful women’s soccer coach in the Northwest Athletic Conference. His Pirates were ranked as high as No. 4 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division I Junior College Poll in 2014 and the Pirate women enter 2015 ranked eighth in the nation. Anderson was the program’s first head coach in 2010, when he guided that team to a second-place finish in the North Division and a berth in the NWAC playoffs. In 2011, the Pirates won the West Division and placed second in the NWAC. Coach Anderson then assembled teams that won back-to-back NWAC championships in 2012 and 2013, and then placed second in 2014. He has four straight West Division titles, two Coach of the Year honors, and has established a program that features high academic success and a very impressive transfer rate, moving most of his sophomores to four-year programs, many of them to Division I programs. He is a graduate of Western Washington University (BA English Literature) and Eastern Washington University (MA Rhetoric and Composition). He holds a National C coaching license, he coached high school boys’ and girls’ soccer at Cheney High School and has coached at numerous camps and clinics throughout his career. He joined the Peninsula College faculty in the summer of 2010 as an English instructor. His wife Amanda, an accomplished player and coach herself, assists him with the program. They have two children, Kanyon and Fern.
Assistant Coach Dana De Vaughn
Before coming to Peninsula, Coach De Vaughn was at nationally-ranked San Bernardino Valley College in California, where she served as assistant coach from 2013-2016. Valley College won Foothill Conference championships in all three years. In addition to her coaching duties at Valley College, she served as the head coach for GU11 Legends FC Riverside, as well as finished her fourth season as the head coach for the boys' junior varsity soccer team at Redlands East Valley High School. Her coaching resume also includes six years with Fullerton Rangers FC and Esperanza High School and two years with Empire Soccer. De Vaughn attended and played soccer at Cal State Fullerton. She was a member of the 2005 and 2006 Big West championship teams that made it to the round of Sweet Sixteen at the NCAA Division I tournament. De Vaughn grew up in Redlands, CA, and attended Redlands East Valley High School where she was a 4-year letter winner in cross country, soccer, and track. She holds her USSF D License.