Women's Soccer Coaches & Staff
Head Coach Kanyon Anderson
Coach Anderson's rise to success is unprecedented. He was named head coach of Peninsula's first women's soccer team in 2010 and guided that team to a second place finish in the North Division and a berth in the NWAACC playoffs. In 2011, the Pirates won the West Division and went all the way to the NWAACC finals before settling for second place. Coach Anderson then assembled teams that won back-to-back NWAACC championships in 2012 and 2013. He has three straight West 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. Coach Anderson began his coaching career as an assistant men's soccer coach at Peninsula, prior to taking over the women's program. He is a graduate of Western Washington University (BA – English Literature) and Eastern Washington University (MA – Rhetoric and Composition) where he played men’s club soccer. He also played in the NWAACC for Everett prior to transferring to EWU. 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 teacher. His wife Amanda, an accomplished player and coach herself, assists him with the program. They have two children, Kanyon and Fern.
Assistant Coach Amanda Anderson
It's no wonder the Pirate program is all about unity and family. Coach Amanda Anderson, Kanyon's wife, assists with the women's soccer program and is a big part of Peninsula's success. She played four years of varsity soccer at Mt Blue High School in Farmington, Maine. She went on to be a four year starter at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts. She played center back and was a captain of the WPI Engineers in her senior year. Her degree is in Civil Engineering and she worked in that field for four years before moving to a career as a stay-at-home mom and soccer coach. Amanda has a National D coaching license and also served as the assistant coach for the Elms College Women's Soccer Team (Chicopee, MA) in 2006. She has been involved in the Peninsula College Women's Soccer program since its inception in 2010.