In 2019, Pete Fewing will enter his eighth season as head coach of the men's soccer team in Division I play and 26th season overall at Seattle U. In his SU career, Fewing has won 302 matches.
Fewing oversaw a strong 2018 campaign as SU won 13 games, marking its sixth straight year with 11 victories. The Redhawks are one of four programs in Division I to achieve the feat. On Oct. 26, Fewing won his 300th career match as Seattle U beat UTRGV, 2-1, at Championship Field. Seniors Nathan Aune and Sergio Rivas concluded their terrific collegiate careers and both were selected by San Jose in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. Rivas was a second-round choice, while Aune was picked in the third round.
Fewing led the Redhawks to their third WAC Championship in 2017, as SU won an NCAA Tournament match for the third time in five years. After claiming its third WAC title since 2013, Seattle U went to Washington for the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Gabriel Ruiz scored in overtime to lift the Redhawks past the Huskies and send SU to Akron, where the Zips advanced to the Sweet Sixteen.
In 2017, Seattle U won 15 games, marking its fifth straight season with at least 11 wins. SU led the nation in shots per game (18.5) and shots on goal per game (7.9). Nathan Aune became the first Redhawk to earn United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-American First Team honors and the third Redhawk to pick up United Soccer Coaches All-American Third Team. Alex Roldan became the first SU product to be selected in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft as Seattle Sounders FC picked him 22nd in the 2018 edition. Aune was named WAC Defensive Player of the Year, All-WAC First Team, WAC All-Tournament Team, and United Soccer Coaches All-Region First Team, while Roldan earned All-WAC First Team, WAC All-Tournament Team, and United Soccer Coaches All-Region First Team.
Fewing oversaw SU's nation-best 21-game home win streak, a string that was snapped in September. The Redhawks turned around and started a new five-game home unbeaten streak to close the regular season. As the third seed in the WAC Championship, SU had to win three games in five days. It beat CSU Bakersfield and then advanced past host UNLV in penalty kicks, as Josh Adachi made a pair of saves in PKs and Cody Buchanan scored the clinching goal to send the Redhawks to the final. Aune and Roldan both scored in the title contest as Seattle U claimed its third WAC Championship in the last five seasons.
Under Fewing, the 2016 edition of the Redhawks posted an 11-win season. They went 7-0 at Championship Field, extending their home winning streak to 16 games-the longest such streak in Division I. SU finished second in the WAC regular season standings and claimed victories over regular season champion Utah Valley (2-0 on Sept. 30) and WAC Tournament champion UNLV (4-1 on Oct. 27). Fewing guided Seattle U to its fourth consecutive WAC Tournament appearance. Fewing's squad landed five players on the all-conference teams, including WAC Defensive Player of the Year Kyle Bjornethun. Along with Bjornethun, Alex Roldan and Sergio Rivas were both All-WAC First Team, while Nathan Aune and Sam Langston were both All-WAC Second Team.
2015 was a history-making year for the Redhawks as Fewing led the team to their first ever Division I Sweet 16 appearance (at Syracuse) with a win vs. No. 25 UCLA in the Second Round. Also a first, Seattle U hosted their first ever Division I NCAA game on campus in the defeat of the Bruins. Seattle U was ranked in the NSCAA Top 25 for eight straight weeks, from the end of September through the end of the final regular season poll and Fewing was named NSCAA West Regional Coach of the Year. The Redhawks earned wins vs. No. 10 Washington and No. 13 Oregon State, most notably, as well as versus the Ivy League's Harvard and Dartmouth, earning 10 shutouts over the season.
In 2014, Fewing coached the Redhawks to their second straight WAC tournament appearance in as many seasons in the conference, which the Redhawks hosted on their home field. Individually, Ian Hines-Ike was named First Team All-Region while Hamza Haddadi and Kyle Bjornethun were named to the Second Team by the NSCAA. Academically, Fewing led the Redhawks to the program's first NSCAA Team Academic Award in the Division I era for posting over a 3.0 cumulative GPA for the 2013-14 school year.
The 2013 season was one for the record books as he was named Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, taking the Redhawks from an 0-6-1 start to winning both the WAC Regular Season and Tournament titles. With the Tournament win, the team became Seattle U's first men's team to qualify for an NCAA DI tournament since March 1969 and the first to win an NCAA DI tournament game since March 1964 with a 2-1 come-from-behind win at Creighton on Nov. 21 in the First Round. He helped develop both senior forward Miguel Gonzalez, named WAC Offensive Player of the Year, and senior goalkeeper Jake Feener, who led the nation in DI saves and saves per game throughout the entire 2013 season.
In his first year back as head coach of the Redhawks, the team played in the MPSF conference, as well as taking on strong opponents such as Portland, Gonzaga, UW, and nationally-ranked UC Santa Barbara and New Mexico. Marshall Kosaka earned Second team All-MPSF honors, and Jose Merlo was recognized for honorable mention all-conference. Six members of the team received MPSF All-Academic Honors, a testament to Fewing's emphasis on academics along with athletics.
Fewing was the head coach of the Seattle University men's soccer team from 1988 through the 2005 season, when he accumulated a record of 220-125-26 (.628) during his 18 seasons at the helm. He led Seattle U to the 1997 NAIA National Championship and the 2004 NCAA Division II National Championship.
Most recently, Fewing was the head coach of the Kitsap Pumas of the Professional Development League (PDL) in 2010 and 2011, helping the Pumas win the 2011 PDL National Championship. He co-authored the book Coaching Principles for Development of Championship Teams, and he has been an analyst during the television broadcasts of Seattle Sounders FC matches.
"I am thrilled to have this opportunity to return to Seattle University," Fewing said. "My goal is to build the program to winning conference championships and competing in the NCAA Tournament."
Fewing was named NAIA National Coach of the Year in 1997 and NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year in 2004. He has earned regional coach of the year honors six times and Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) coach of the year recognition three times. He guided the men's soccer program through the transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II, posting a 73-24-3 (.745) record in five seasons at the NCAA Division II level.