Peter Staufenberger joined the Seahawk women’s coaching staff in March of 2015 after coaching both boys and girls at St. Mary’s Ryken High School (Leonardtown, Md.) for six seasons. During his tenure at Ryken, Staufenberger was the girls varsity assistant coach and the JV head coach, boys varsity assistant, and goalkeeper coach before being promoted to co-head coach of the boys program for the 2011 season.
In addition to his role at St. Mary’s College, he is also a U-12 staff coach with the MSYSA Olympic Development Program. Staufenberger is a long time club coach in the Southern Maryland area where he has acted as both coach and the director of coaching for the Maryland Rush Soccer Club. He has also coached various travel teams with St. Mary’s Soccer Club and Super “Y” with the Calvert Soccer Association.
Staufenberger has been coaching soccer since 1984 and holds various coaching licenses including the NSCAA Premier Diploma, the USYS National Youth License, the NSCAA Level III Goalkeeping Diploma, and the USSF "D".
He is retired from the US Navy and is a test pilot with Northrop Grumman, supporting all facets of E-2D Advanced Hawkeye flight test at NAS Patuxent River.
Stuafenberger holds a B.S. in human resources management (The New School '89), a B.S. in biology (SUNY Albany '92), an M.B.A. (Capitol College '11), and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School.
He lives in Leonardtown with his wife, Ericka, and they have three children.