Jake Hughes

Head Coach Jake Hughes

Coach Hughes enters his second year as head coach of the Pirates, taking his first team to a second-place finish in the North Region and the program’s incredible 13th straight trip to the playoffs. Hughes, of London, England, initially returned to Peninsula College in 2015, a place where he played from 2010-2012, winning an NWAC championship in 2010 and capturing West Division titles both years. That experience paid great dividends in his first year as an assistant coach, as Hughes helped coach the Pirates to the 2015 NWAC championship, the program’s fourth. Hughes has an Associate of Arts Degree from Peninsula College, a Bachelor’s Degree in English-Mass Communication from Adams State, and has completed a Masters Degree in in Instructional Design and Technology through American College of Education. Hughes is quickly building an impressive soccer resume. He assisted at Sequim High School where the Wolves qualified for the state playoffs, and he has also served as head coach for the Peninsula Soccer Academy girls’ team, which last year was among the best in the region. In addition to coaching, Hughes assists in the operation of the Fitness Center and teaches physical education at Peninsula College. Hughes and his wife Kelsey reside in Sequim, Washington.




Assistant Coach Josh Heckenlively

Coach Heckenlively came to Peninsula College from Dimond High School in Anchorage, Alaska to study and play for the Pirates. He has emerged as an outstanding young coach, and a favorite among the many youth camps hosted by the College. He joined the storied men’s soccer program in 2017 as an assistant coach. His specialty is goal keeper play. When he’s not attending college and coaching, Coach Heckenlively coordinates student housing at Collegiate Housing International in Port Angeles.




Assistant Coach Juan Carlos Cisneros


Coach Cisneros joined the men’s staff last year and brings a strong coaching background to the program. A native of Sequim since moving from Moroleon Guanajuato, Mexico with his family at the age of nine. Coach Cisneros played football, basketball and soccer at Sequim High School, graduating in 2000. He went on to earn Associate of Arts Degree at the Art Institute of Seattle before returning to Sequim. Cisneros has an E Coaching license and has been assisting the boys’ soccer team at Sequim High School since 2010. He is also in his third year coaching with Storm King FC.