Kitsap Pumas name Liviu Bird Head Coach for 2018 season

BREMERTON, WA--- Liviu Bird will take over as head coach of the Kitsap Pumas for the 2018 season, the club announced today. Bird, 27, becomes the club’s head coach after playing for the team in 2009 and 2012 and serving as an assistant coach in 2016 and associate head coach in 2017. “I’m extremely proud... Continue Reading →


Terry Swanson hired as new South Whidbey girls coach

Terry Swanson is South Whidbey High School’s new girls soccer coach. Swanson, who has 17 years of youth coaching experience with select and premiere teams, said the “timing was right” to take over the reins of the program. He replaces former head coach Brian McCleary, who resigned in December 2016. “I would definitely like to... Continue Reading →

Jake Hughes named new head coach at Peninsula College

PORT ANGELES,WA --–(school release)  Peninsula College’s nationally-ranked men’s soccer program may have a European feel next fall. The College named Jake Hughes, formerly of London, England, as its’ new head men’s soccer coach. (Cover photo: Peninsula College) Hughes takes over following the late-January resignation of Cale Rodriguez, who left for a coaching job at Cal... Continue Reading →

OFF THE PITCH: Questions you should ask the coach is pleased to continue with a new columnist to our website. She is Ruth Nicholson, founder of GO!, a go-to expert resource for youth sports governance and operations. Ruth addresses soccer topics in her special series “Off The Pitch.” Questions you should ask the coach By Ruth Nicholson When my sons were playing soccer, I hated... Continue Reading →

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