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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 nationally ranked every year, last year finishing with the second best record in the nation. Peninsula is commonly ranked No. 1 in the NWAC, including 2016 when the Pirates went 15-0 in conference play and 19-1-1 overall, capturing their sixth straight conference championship en route to Peninsula's third NWAC championship. Anderson was named North Region Coach of the Year and NWAC Coach of the Year, he placed seven players on the North Region All-Star Team, nine players on the NWAC All-Academic Team, three more who were All North Region and most or all of his sophomores will play on at the next level. The Pirates also boast a team grade point average of 3.35.  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 five straight West Division titles, three 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. He and his wife have two children, Kanyon and Fern.