Head Coach Donald Rollman
Coach Donald Rollman enters his fourth year as head coach for the Pirates, following two years as an assistant under Coach Mitch Freeman. In Rollman’s first year at the helm of the Pirate ship, he overcame a slow start to guide his team to the NWAC Basketball Championship Tournament. It was the fifth straight playoff appearance for the Pirates, including a 2018 championship game appearance where they fell to North Idaho College in overtime. Prior to coming to Peninsula, Rollman served as assistant men’s basketball coach and strength and conditioning coach at Olympic College in Bremerton, where he helped develop and move athletes on to all levels of college basketball. He also served as Bainbridge Roots AAU coach for sixth and ninth grade AAU boys teams for three years, and a spring high school player development and tournament coach for Bainbridge High School. Rollman earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Sciene from Central Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Athletic Administration and Coaching from Concordia University. He also earned an AA Degree from Olympic College, where he played soccer for two years, including matches against Peninsula. The Bremerton native was a three-sport athlete (soccer, basketball, baseball) at Bremerton High School. In addition to his coaching assignment at Peninsula, Rollman coordinates the College’s fundraising efforts for athletic scholarships.
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Assistant Coach Brian Shirley
Coach Brian Shirley enters his ninth year with the Peninsula College men’s basketball program, making him the senior member of that coaching staff. He brings almost 20 years of high school coaching experience to the Peninsula staff. A former Port Angeles High School standout, he also played on a traveling club team for Peninsula College prior the Pirates returning to the intercollegiate ranks in 1997. After graduating from Peninsula, he went on to get his bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University. Upon returning to Port Angeles he has been involved with the Port Angeles High School basketball programs working under multiple head coaches, including WIAA Hall of Famer Lee Sinnes where he specialized in teaching and coordinating defenses.