Peter Doneit begins his second season as the University of Bridgeport's head men's soccer coach in 2017 after serving the pervious 15 seasons as a Purple Knights' assistant.
During his 17 years on the UB sidelines, Doneit has helped the Purple Knights to two ECAC championships, a conference title and a 2007 bid to the NCAA tournament plus 12 conference tournament appearances in the last 14 seasons.
A USSF “A” license coach, Doneit currently is a coach in the US Soccer Development Academy system with Beachside Soccer Club where he has led the 13/14, 15/16 and 17/18 teams and directed the 2016 team to the national playoffs in Frisco, Texas. He has coached a total of five players that have been called up to the United States Youth National Teams. Pete was named the US Youth Soccer Boys National Coach of the Year in 2010, the US Youth Soccer Region 1 Coach of the Year that same season. In 2010, he also received the NSCAA East Region Youth Coach of the Year Award, plus Doneit has been selected as the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association Coach of the Year and Young Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2010. Over his 16 seasons at Beachside, Pete has led multiple teams to state and regional titles and championship game appearances. In addition, he is the head coach of the Super 20 Team that in 2012 made it to the semifinals of the USL National Finals in Rockford, Illinois, and that team has made seven national championship appearances.
After a four-year career at Division I Hartwick College, Doneit had a stint as a player in South Africa and also spent time in the USISL and the Pro Select League in the United States,
Pete and his wife Heather reside in Stamford, Conn. with their sons Zachary Peter and Benjamin Stewart.