Head Coach Jake Hughes
Coach Hughes enters his sixth year as head coach of the Pirates. His men went 15-1-1 last year, earning the programs’ eleventh division title, and their sixteenth 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. 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. In addition to coaching, Jake assists in the operation of the Fitness Center, he teaches physical education and he is an International Student Success navigator at Peninsula College. He and his wife Kelsey reside in Port Angeles, Washington with their two young daughters, Millie and Willow.
Assistant Coach Juan Carlos Cisneros
Coach Cisneros enters his fifth year as an assistant coach and brings a strong coaching background to the program. He is 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 also serves as head coach for the Northern Peninsula FC and assistant coach at Sequim High School.
Assistant Coach Jesse Salgado
Coach Salgado is no stranger to Sigmar Field, as he enters his first year as assistant coach. Born and raised in Port Angeles, he made his way through the Port Angeles and Kitsap youth systems, Storm King, Kitsap Pumas and Kitsap Alliance. He played four years of varsity soccer at PA high school and went on to play two years at Peninsula College from 2018-19. After PC he moved to Washington D.C. and coached youth soccer for two separate organizations. He also works for his family business, MS Flooring, and is a youth leader for the local Independent Bible Church.
Assistant Coach Mark Nowak
Coach Nowak enters his first year as a PC assistant coach. Nowak is the Marketing Director and coach at Kitsap Alliance FC and Director of Goalkeeping at Bainbridge FC. Nowak served as the goalkeeper coach for the women’s team at Fort Hays State University. He started his own goalkeeper training company, Gorilla Goalkeeping, for ages six and up to the Semi-Pro level. Nowak played four years of collegiate soccer at the Division III level for New England College in New Hampshire and the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz. A native of Newburgh, New York, Nowak earned a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2017 and a master’s in Health and Human Performance at Fort Hays State in 2019. He holds the USSF C License and the Advanced National GK Diploma.