Peter Hamasian, an Albertus Magnus graduate with ties to the soccer community in greater New Haven, will be named the next West Haven boys soccer coach, the school announced Monday evening.
Hamasian, 25, played soccer at Hamden and then four years at Albertus Magnus, including two years as team captain. He comes over from Hand-Madison’s girls soccer program, where he served two years as an assistant.
He’s also was an assistant for East Haven’s boys program and runs a summer preseason soccer camp in Hamden.
Hamasian takes over for Liam Leapley, who resigned after a 7-6-4 2013 season.
“It’s a terrific program, so to get an opportunity to be a part of it is a great feeling,” Hamasian said in a statement. “They’re in a really solid conference, so I know I’ll get the chance to lead West Haven students against some of the strongest competition.”
Hmasian is a customer service representative for a pharmacy. In addition to a business degree from Albertus Magnus, he has a master’s degree in sports management from the University of New Haven.
His appointment was approved by the West Haven Board of Education Monday night.
“We’re enthusiastic about having a new and energetic coach on board,” West Haven athletic director Jon Capone said in a statement.