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Kanyon Anderson

Head Coach Kanyon Anderson

Kanyon Anderson has emerged as the most successful women’s soccer coach in the Northwest Athletic Conference. His Pirates are nationally ranked every year, finishing the 2021 season ranked first in the nation. Anderson was the program’s first head coach in 2010, when he guided a brand new team to a second-place division finish and a berth in the NWAC playoffs. Building on that success, the 2011 Pirates won their division and placed second in the NWAC. Never looking back, Coach Anderson then assembled teams that have won eleven straight division titles and five NWAC championships. Anderson has been named division coach of the year eight times and NWAC coach of the year four times. He 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.

Assistant Coach Andrew Cooper

Andrew Cooper was born in Blackpool, England, and has been involved in soccer and sports all his life. He graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with an upper second class honors degree in Human Movement Studies, majoring in exercise physiology, psychology, and ball games. He worked in the fitness industry in England and played football and cricket at a high level before a serious ankle injury caused a premature end to his playing career. Andrew relocated to Port Angeles in 2002. He is also a volunteer assistant coach for the Port Angeles High School boys varsity soccer team, focusing on goalkeepers. Andrew works full time as a Lieutenant Firefighter Paramedic at the Port Angeles Fire Department and lives locally with his wife and two daughters, Rachel and Abi.