Jake Hughes

Head Coach Jake Hughes

Coach Hughes enters his fourth year as head coach of the Pirates, taking his 2019 team to a first-place finish in the North Region and the program’s incredible 14th straight trip to the playoffs, ending the 2019 season as NWAC champions, the programs 5th championship. Hughes, of London, England, initially returned to Peninsula College in 2015, a place where he played from 2010-2012, winning the programs first NWAC championship in 2010 and capturing West Region 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 a Masters Degree in Instructional Design and Technology through American College of Education. Hughes is quickly building an impressive soccer resume. In 2018 Hughes was voted North Region Coach of Year and in 2019 NWAC Coach of the Year. Hughes assisted at Sequim High School where the Wolves qualified for the state playoffs all four years and finished the 2019 season Olympic League 2A champions, 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 Port Angeles, Washington.

 

Assistant Coach Juan Carlos Cisneros

Coach Cisneros joined the men’s staff in 2018 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. During the 2019 NWAC and North Division championship winning season, Cisneros assisted on and off the pitch with operations. 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 fourth year coaching with Storm King FC.