Peter Cochran

For the Australian politician, see Peter Cochran (politician).
Peter Cochran
Personal information
Full namePeter John Cochran
Date of birth (1971-01-12) January 12, 1971 (age 43)
Place of birthLake Oswego, Oregon, United States
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing positionDefender
Youth career
1991–1992Santa Clara University
Senior career*
1988F.C. Portland
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Peter Cochran (born January 12, 1971 in Lake Oswego, Oregon) was a U.S. soccer defender who played one season in the Western Soccer Alliance. He was a member of the U.S. National Team at the 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship. Following a career ending knee injury, he entered the business world and is currently a technology investment manager at Vulcan Capital.


Cochran attended Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, Oregon where he was a three time high school All American.[1] In 1988, he spent the summer playing with the semi-professional F.C. Portland of the Western Soccer Alliance.[2] While UCLA, Indiana and Santa Clara University all offered Cochrane a soccer athletic scholarship, he elected to enter Harvard where he was named the 1989 Ivy League Rookie of the Year.[3] After his sophomore season at Harvard, Cochran transferred to Santa Clara University where he had an immediate impact, scoring five game winning goals for the Broncos.[4] In 1992 Cochrane was selected as a third team All American.[5] In 1994 he was drafted in the ninth round by the San Jose Grizzlies of the CISL. However, at some point, he suffered a career ending knee injury, leading him to retire from playing and entering the business world. He later played from 2000 through 2002 for Club Olympia in the San Francisco Soccer Football League.

National team

Played on the U.S. National Team at the 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship.[6] The U.S. 1-1-1 in group play, failing to qualify for the second round.


Following his retirement from professional soccer, Cochrane entered the business world, working at Walt Disney Company and the Kensington Technology Group. At some point, he also co-founded Owners Pass, LLC. In the late 1990s, he joined Fogdog Sports as the Director of Sales and Business Development. However, he returned to Harvard in 1999 to gain an MBA which he was awarded in June 2000.[7] That spring, he was hired by CMGI@Ventures, moving to San Francisco, California. He later moved to Danger, Inc. as the Director of Business Development and is currently an investment manager at Vulcan Capital where he specializes in consumer technology, software and wireless services.[8]


External links

  • November 21, 1989 Harvard Crimson
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