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Columbia Basin announces Omar Anderson as new Women's Soccer Head Coach

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Anderson Tabbed New Head Women's Soccer Coach

CBC Athletic Director Scott Rogers announced the hiring of Omar Anderson as the new head women's soccer coach, effective February, 2016.  Anderson comes to the Pasco campus following a brief stint as an assistant coach at Southern Oregon University, to take the reins of the storied women's soccer program for the Hawks.

Anderson arrives with a pedigree of success, both as a player and a coach.  He began his collegiate playing career at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington, under the tutelage of then-head coach Andrew Chapman.  After two successful years playing forward for the Pirates during the onset of a still continuing historic run of quality soccer at Peninsula, Anderson stayed on as an assistant coach for both the men's and women's soccer programs.  In his role as an assistant, he contributed to five NWAC championships and seven West Division titles.

"I firstly would like to thank both Dr. Cummins and Mr. Scott Rogers for the opportunity to work at a first-class institution.  I am privileged to have the opportunity to lead such a prestigious program, and am looking forward to writing new chapters of excellence here at CBC," remarked Anderson. "I am anxious to share my knowledge and experience with our current and future players.  I can't wait to get started."

The process of finding excellence in hiring coaches in today's NWAC climate can be daunting, yet the department feels as though they have unearthed a gem in Anderson.   "We couldn't be more excited to have Omar on board," said Kyle Vierck, Associate Athletic Director and former head men's soccer coach. "Omar was a standout athlete, knows the league well, and he knows first-hand the rigors of the job.  He also knows the complete picture of what it takes to win championships, year after year.  He has exceptional spirit to go along with a phenomenal work ethic, and we look forward to adding his energy and expertise to our staff."

Anderson hit the recruiting trail almost immediately following the announcement of his hire, and he is working diligently to construct a new class of players to compete for NWAC supremacy in 2016.

Anderson and the women's soccer program will be holding open tryouts in April at the CBC soccer complex on campus.  For more information, you can contact Anderson directly at (360) 670-6217 or [email protected]


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