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Peninsula’s Chapman named coach of pro Kitsap Pumas
The Kitsap Soccer Club announced last week that Andrew Chapman, Peninsula College men’s soccer team head coach, is taking over the position of head coach for the Premier Development League squad for the upcoming season.
Chapman said he’s not leaving Peninsula College to coach the Pumas, but is “just adding to my fun.”
He becomes the fourth Pumas coach in six seasons and replaces James Ritchie, who resigned to take an assistant coaching position with the Oklahoma Energy FC.
The Pumas are a professional squad based in Bremerton.
Chapman, who coached P.C.’s Pirates to back-to-back NWAACC titles in 2012 and 2013, started with the Pumas as an assistant coach for two seasons before resigning to spend more time with his family. He came back as the general manager in March 2013.
“Being born and raised in Bremerton, it is fantastic to be able to coach this team,” Chapman said. “We have enthusiastic people willing to help and great ideas already.”