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.

Jake Hughes
Assistant Coach Jake Hughes

Coach Hughes returns to Peninsula College where he played from 2010-2012, winning an NWAC championship in 2010 and capturing West Division titles both years. He went on to play at Adams State University for two years, competing in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Born in London, England, and only a year out of college, Jake already is building an impressive soccer resume. He assisted at Sequim High School where the Wolves qualified for the playoffs, he coached a U-18 girls’ team in the Dungeness Cup, placing second, and he has coached at a number of youth soccer camps and ID camps. Hughes earned an Associate of Arts Degree at Peninsula College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Adams State. In addition to his role as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s teams, Hughes is employed part-time in Physical Education.