Win Puffer
Win Puffer

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Allegheny '99


Win Puffer joined the Georgetown women's soccer staff as an assistant coach in April 2014. Puffer comes to the Hilltop after spending two seasons on the staff at Towson University.

At Towson, Puffer helped the 2013 Tigers to tie the program record for single-season turnaround - from one win in 2012 to eight in 2013 - and bring a wealth of coaching experience to the position.

Puffer was on the full-time coaching staff with the Washington Freedom from 2006-10, serving as the director of soccer club and Freedom Futures (USL W-League) head coach. There he designed and ran all aspects of the youth club for the Washington Freedom, which was ranked the No. 1 Girls Club in North America from 2008-10. Puffer also helped identify, evaluate and recruit players for the Washington Freedom Futures USL W-League team, as well as assisting with the coaching, video analysis and fitness monitoring for the Washington Freedom Women's Professional team. In his first season with the Freedom, Puffer helped the U20 team win the Inaugural USL Super-20 North American Championship. In 2009, his first season in charge of the Freedom Futures program, Puffer helped the team reach the W-League championship game and he was a finalist for W-League Coach of the Year in 2010.

He also worked for the last seven years with the Freestate Soccer Alliance (now called Maryland United) in Bowie, Md. Puffer served as coach for several of the Freestate teams, including teams in the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL). He coached the Freestate Shooters, winners of the 2007 US Club Soccer National Championship, 2008 & 2009 Maryland State Cup and the 2009 U19 Region 1 Championship Finalists. The Shooters had several players named to the youth and full US Women's National Teams as well as numerous honors at the collegiate level.

Puffer spent 10 years working with the Maryland and New Hampshire Olympic Development Programs, coaching on both the boys and girls sides. He assisted with the US Soccer Training Center player identification program as well as serving as an ECNL Scout. In 2010, Puffer was named to the USL Super Y-League ODP National Camp Staff.

Puffer served as an assistant coach at Stevenson University from 2007 until he joined the Towson staff. At Stevenson, Puffer assisted with all aspects and training for a team that compiled a 60-34-10 record in five seasons. In 2010, Stevenson won a conference championship and made an appearance in the NCAA Championships.

Puffer earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Allegheny College in 1999. In addition to playing soccer at Allegheny, Puffer played for Seacoast United of the New England Arena Soccer League and Arena Soccer League between 2000 and 2002.

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