UC Riverside Head Men’s Soccer Coach Junior Gonzalez today announced the hiring of Peter Boyer as the team’s new assistant coach. Boyer will work primarily with the team’s goalkeepers in addition to playing a vital role in the development of the Highlanders’ field players.
“Peter is a great addition to our program,” said Gonzalez. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to coaching collegiate student athletes that compliments the rest of the coaching staff’s perfectly.”
Boyer comes to the Highlanders staff after two years with the University of Redlands where he worked primarily with the defenders and goalkeepers. He also earned his maser of arts in counseling while at Redlands through the School of Education.
Prior to joining the Bulldogs staff, Boyer was the assistant men’s soccer coach for the United States Military Academy (ARMY) during the 2005 season. A New Jersey native, Boyer graduated from Drew University (Madison, NJ) with a degree in political science. He also competed on the Rangers men’s basketball and men’s soccer teams during his undergraduate career.
During his four years on the pitch, Boyer helped the team reach the 2003 NCAA Championship game while earning NSCAA All-American First Team honors. As the team’s top goalkeeper, he also gained NSCAA All-Region honors during his junior and senior seasons. To wrap up his career, he was named Freedom Conference Player of the Year in 2003.
Following graduation, Boyer stepped into the coaching ranks by serving as the assistant boys’ varsity soccer and basketball coach at his alma mater of Dwight-Englewood School.