Congrats to the PDL Pumas and Fewing, who did a nice job on Sounders FC shows this year and is a good guy, plus he brings a wealth of experience to his new job. This is very good for pro soccer in this area.
Here’s the news release from the Pumas.
The Kitsap Soccer Club today named Peter Fewing as its head coach. The club also announced its first-ever jersey sponsor, Windermere Real Estate, at a press conference held today at team headquarters.
Fewing comes to the Pumas following a diverse and highly successful coaching career highlighted by a stellar run at Seattle University. During his 18-year tenure at the helm of that program – which he is credited with building virtually from scratch (1988- 2006) – Fewing captured five regional championships (1990, 1997, 1998, 2001 and 2004.) His teams also won two national collegiate championships (1997 & 2004) at the NAIA and Division II levels, respectively.
“Pete takes us to the next level,” said owner Robin Waite. “We’re glad to have him.”
“I am thrilled with the opportunity to coach at this level – especially after having spent this past summer with Seattle Sounders,” said Fewing. “Working with athletes that want to excel at the pro level is something I’ve always looked forward to.”
Fewing played midfield for the Seattle Storm from 1985 to 1990, in the now-defunct American Professional Soccer League. He was the team’s all-time assists leader, ranks in the top ten in total points and second in total team appearances with 78.
“Coming to a brand-new pro soccer organization with a solid foundation will allow us to do something very special,” said Fewing. “I’ve been given an incredible opportunity to move all of this forward on behalf of our owner, staff, players – and most importantly – this community. I feel very fortunate and am grateful to Robin for believing in me. I want all of Kitsap to come out and spend their Saturdays with us.”
His “Peter Fewing Soccer Camps” are now in their 30th year and are recognized as a regional institution. Amazingly, Fewing started this program as a seventeen-year-old. He also is a noted public and motivational speaker and is a guest lecturer for the University of Washington’s IAL program.
“Pete is going to be tremendous for us both on the field and off the field,” said Pumas executive director Ben Pecora. “If you’ve not heard him speak, you are in for a real treat. I firmly believe that Kitsap will fully embrace this guy.”
Fewing can be heard regularly on ESPN Seattle Radio – AM 710 – on Saturday mornings; He is part of the current Seattle Sounders broadcast team which features Cliff McCrath, Alan Hinton, Matt “Stretch” Johnson, Kevin Calabro, Lisa Gangel and Paul Silvi.
Windermere Real Estate today becomes the first-ever jersey sponsor in the brief history of the club. The firm’s logo will feature prominently on the front of the team’s official home, road and replica jerseys. The agreement runs for two years with the club holding an option on a third-year. The firm will also receive high-visibility, in-stadium placement at all Pumas home matches.