Randy Lund has been named the new women's soccer coach. Lund was assistant coach under James Ritchie with the men's soccer program the past two seasons. He helped the team reach the NWAACC Championship game last fall.
Coach Lund is also currently Bremerton High School's head men's soccer coach; he took over duties in 2008. The Knights have won two straight Olympic League titles under his tutelage in 2010 and 2011. They have qualified for the West District III playoffs three straight years. Their playoff appearance in 2009 was the first at BHS since 1991. Lund has coached with Highline Premier Soccer Club, Crossfire Premier Soccer Club, Westsound Premier Soccer Club, Juanita High School, and at Bellevue Community College before he accepted the job at Bremerton. Lund has been the Olympic League Coach of the Year, and All-Kitsap County Coach of the Year in 2010.
Lund recieved his Bachelors degree from Central Washington University, majoring in Finance. He obtained his Masters degree from Seattle University in Economics. Lund teaches Micro and Macroeconomics classes at Olympic College as a adjunct faculty member.
Lund has his USSF National "D" and "C" licenses, and is a USSF National "B" Candidate. His playing days started with the WSYSA Lake Washington Royals. He graduated from Juanita High School in 1977, and went on to play at Bellevue Community College from 1978-79. Lund was a member of the Bellevue FC and Eastside FC clubs from the GSSL Premier League. He was an NWAACC 1st-Team all-league selection both years he played at Bellevue CC.
His program's philosophy centers around respect, character, teamwork, and personal responsibility, as well as teaching the physical, psychological, technical, and tactical skills associated with soccer. He is a strong believer in whole-person player development. Lund will be helping James Ritchie with the Kitsap Pumas FC this summer as an assistant coach.
Lund becomes the sixth coach in Olympic College women's soccer history. Here is the article in the Kitsap Sun about Lund's hiring. He is married to Shannon Lund and has two daughters, Isabela and Gabrielle. The Lund's reside in Silverdale, Wash.
Amber Pratt joins the Olympic College women's soccer staff for her first year in 2012. Pratt grew up in Lake Stevens, Wash. and attended Lake Stevens High School, graduating in 2007. She was the captain of her high school team her senior year and received all-league honors from the Wesco Conference. She played amateur soccer for the Federal Way Regin, Northwest Shamrocks, and Crossfire FC.
Pratt went on to be a four-year starter for Saint Martin's University in Lacey, Wash. The Saints started their soccer program at the NCAA Division II level Pratt's freshman year. She was a right defender and was on the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's all-academic team all four years.
Her Bachelor's degree is in Civil Engineering; she currently works for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton as a Naval Architect and Structural Engineer. She has extensive background with running soccer camps at various age groups. She has been involved with the Wembley Soccer Academy, Federal Way United Youth Camps, and Coerver Coaching. She has her USSL National "D" License and is excited to begin her collegiate coaching career at Olympic College. Pratt lives in Bremerton, Wash.