Pete D. Peterson
Head coach, Men's Varsity Soccer
Pete rejoined SEHS boys soccer staff in 2017 in his second coaching stint with the school. He earned his USSF B license in 2010 and has 20+ years experience with youth, high school, ODP, collegiate club, NCAA, NJCAA, and WPSL soccer teams. He's coached both genders from ages 5 to 25. In his playing days, Peterson earned 1st team all-state high school and 1st team all-conference collegiate honors. His coaching accolades include Oregon Boys High School Coach of the Year (2008) and Oregon Boys ODP Coach of the Year (2015, 2018). He has a Master's Degree in Recreation and Sports Science for Soccer Coaching from Ohio University.
Peterson's mission is to teach players to play the game of soccer at the highest level they are capable, using the most effective methods in ways that inspire and motivate them to be their best - both on and off the pitch.
Head Coach, Women's Varsity Soccer
Jaime graduated from Northwest Christian University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education. Jaime is excited to be back at South Eugene after starting his high school coaching career at South Eugene with Boys JV2. Since then he has been the head boys varsity coach at Churchill High School. He is currently coaching club soccer at Eugene Metro Futbol Club Jaime is a middle school teacher in math, science and ethnic studies in the Bethel School District. His “free time” is occupied by his two wonderful dogs, Lucy and Luka, and partner, Mackenzie.
Assistant Coach, Men's Varsity Soccer
After a 40-year hiatus, Mark returned to South Eugene in 2021. In the early 80’s he led an undefeated JV team before taking over the head varsity position. In his two years in that role South won the league title twice and reached the state semi-finals and final respectively. The highlight of his first stint was coaching Pete Peterson during his senior year. Prior to that Mark played soccer at Denison University and officiated at the high school and collegiate levels. Now a retired Psychologist, Mark has volunteered at End of Life Choices Oregon, Positive Community Kitchen and the Egan Warming Centers. He lives with Lauren, his devoted wife of 40 years along with two dogs and two cats. He has a son and a daughter plus three grandchildren. Assisting at South has certainly been a more upbeat experience than most of his post-career activities. Interacting with dedicated players has been the most satisfying aspect. His goal is to help the team win a state championship.
Head Coach, Women's Junior Varsity
Born and raised in Michigan, Scott grew up playing soccer with his hometown's city league and travelling club team, where he has fond memories of playing matches on frozen fields and through mud and snow. He played through high school, and then continued at Parks College, of Saint Louis University during his collegiate career.
He has been coaching women's soccer in the Eugene area for over ten years, often coaching three different teams each season and with multiple age groups. He has been the South Eugene High School Women's Junior Varsity head coach for the last two years, a position he is humbled and honored to have. A dedicated coach, he seeks to help all players to be their best both on and off the field.
In his free time, Scott follows the Tottenham Hotspurs, any Michigan sports team, continues to work on his coaching licensing.
Assistant Coach, Women's Soccer
Caroline graduated in 2022 from South Eugene High School where she was a four year varsity player and team captain. She played for Eugene Metro Football Club on Akers Premier for eight years where she was team captain and helped coach younger teams. She played in Women's Professional Soccer League team ETFC Azul in 2021. Caroline just completed her first year at the United States Naval Academy pursing a bachelor of science in Chemical Engineering and will be attending the University of Oregon in the fall studying human physiology and chemistry. Caroline is excited to have a new leadership opportunity focused on developing the women’s soccer team mentally and physically and contributing to the success of a long-standing and wonderful program.
Head Coach, Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
Andrew joined the SEHS coaching staff as boy’s JV coach in the fall of 2023. He’s currently coaching with the Pelada Football Academy in Eugene and previously coached men’s varsity and JV high school, as well as boys and girls club soccer in Phoenix, Arizona from 1996-2005. He received his USSF C license in 2003. Andrew taught high school Spanish in Phoenix after receiving his post-baccalaureate in secondary education from Arizona State University in 1993 until leaving the area in 2005. He worked as a substitute teacher in the Springfield Unified District from 2005-2008. Burgess played high school varsity soccer and then club soccer at the University of Oregon. He has been a licensed soccer official for over 25 years, first in Berkeley, California where he was raised, through his time in Arizona and now in Oregon, having moved to Eugene in 2005. His task is to balance the athletic development of the young people in his charge with fostering personal growth, and to strive to instill humane, compassionate, and holistic
values via role modeling and honest, open-minded, two-way communication.
Boys JV2 Coach
Wesley Rancher graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2023 with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Geography. He is a new graduate student in the department of Geography at the University of Oregon. A Columbus, Ohio native, Rancher is in his first year as a coach. He has 15 years of experience playing through club and high school varsity soccer as a center midfielder. His goal is to guide his team's athletic development and skill alongside their personal development as young men. Due to personal experience with injuries, his focus on player and team development will also include injury prevention and recovery. As Wesley is new to Eugene, he is acclimating well and spends his free time cycling around town, trying new restaurants, and finding ways to get active.