By John Boyle Herald Writer
SEATTLE — Six years after his surprise exit from Seattle University, Peter Fewing has returned to the school where he won a pair of national titles during an 18-year run as the men’s soccer coach.
Fewing was announced as the new men’s soccer coach Tuesday, taking over for Brad Agoos, who was fired after a 2-13-2 season. Agoos took over in 2006 for Fewing after the longtime coach resigned following clashes with the previous athletic director.
During his first run at Seattle U, Fewing posted a 220-125-26 record and won an NAIA national championship in 1997, then an NCAA Division II title in 2004. He earned national-coach-of-the year honors following each championship season. Since leaving college coaching, Fewing continued to run his Peter Fewing Soccer Camp, worked as a member of the Sounders FC broadcast team, and spent the past two seasons as the coach of the Kitsap Pumas, who he led to a Premier Development League title last year.
“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to return to Seattle University,” Fewing said in a press release. “My goal is to build the program to winning conference championships and competing in the NCAA tournament.”
After winning titles at two levels of college soccer, Fewing will have a new challenge as he takes over a program that has struggled in its transition to the NCAA Division I level.
“Pete built an athletic program that excelled on the field in competition, in the classroom, in academics, and in the community with service,” athletic director Bill Hogan said in a press release. “That is the type of program our university, our alumni, and our fans will support, and I look forward to seeing Pete put everything together.”
Herald Writer John Boyle: firstname.lastname@example.org