Peninsula's Chapman to head Kitsap Pumas
PORT ANGELES – Peninsula College’s Director of Soccer and Men’s Head Coach Andrew Chapman is now a head coach for two programs.
The 11-year veteran NWAACC coach recently accepted the position as head coach for the Kitsap Pumas, a professional soccer team in Kitsap County.
“This is a big honor to be asked to coach the Pumas,” Chapman said in a press release on the Kitsap SC web site. “(Owner) Robin Waite has tremendous faith in me and the great coaching staff we have assembled.
“Being born and raised in Bremerton, it is fantastic to be able to coach this team,” he continued. “We have a lot of enthusiastic people willing to help and some great ideas already in the works about how to move forward.”
Chapman had served as an assistant coach for the Pumas for two years and last spring was named the team’s general manager. The Pumas, who play in the Premier Development League, play their season in the spring and summer, while the Pirates play in the fall.
“Coach Chapman has had tremendous success with our program, winning three NWAACC titles in the last four years, so it didn’t surprise me at all that another program might reach out to him,” said Peninsula College Athletic Director Rick Ross. “This is a great opportunity for him and I’m just pleased that he’s going to be able to stay and continue to coach our program as well.”