Win Puffer is starting his first year as an assistant coach for the Towson University women's soccer team.
Puffer brings a wealth of coaching experience to the position. Most notably Puffer was on the full-time coaching staff with the Washington Freedom from 2006-2010 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 in 2008, 2009 and 2010. 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. 2010 saw Puffer being named a finalist for W-League Coach of the Year.
He also worked for the last six years with the Freestate Soccer Alliance 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 that won the 2007 US Club Soccer National Championship, 2008 & 2009 Maryland State Cup and were 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 Bachelors 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.