Coaching Staff



Daniel Broyles, Assistant Professor & Director of Forensics


In the fall of 2008, Dan took over as Director of Forensics for Pacific University. Prior to joining the Pacific team, Dan served as the Director of Forensics for Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

An Illinois native, Dan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College Chicago in Film & Video in 2001 before going on to receive his Masters of Science in Communication in 2006 from Illinois State University.

Dan brings over ten years of coaching experience to the Pacific team. As a Forensics Graduate Assistant at Illinois State University (ISU), Dan helped coach the program to a first place finish at the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) and a third place finish at the National Forensics Association (NFA) National Tournament. Fourteen ISU students advanced to the final round at these national tournaments in such events as Communication Analysis, Duo Interpretation, Information Speaking, and Dramatic Interpretation.

Before entering the coaching world, Dan also competed in many of the individual events he coaches, including Impromptu, Informative Speaking, Duo Interpretation, Poetry Interpretation, Prose Interpretation, and Program Oral Interpretation.

Dan is a member of the National Communication Association, and served as a presenter at their national convention in 2005 and is scheduled to present again at the conference in San Francisco in November 2010.

In his free time, Dan enjoys photography, traveling and theater.


David Maile '10, Assistant Director of Forensics


Joining the coaching staff in 2010, David brought a significant amount of speech and debate experience to Pacific by being involved in the activity for 10 years to date. David completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Pacific University in 2010.

A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, David brings a strong passion and keen eye for forensics and communication to the Pacific team. Graduating from Kamehameha High School in 2006, David was an active member of his high school team for 4 years, competing in original events and debate. David moved to Forest Grove in 2006 to start at Pacific and was a competitive member of the team all four years. David competed in all three genres of individual events–limited preparation, interpretation and platform. David was very successful in competition including winning Dramatic Duo Interpretation at the 2009 International Forensics Association tournament in Montreal, Canada and went on to be the 2010 Northwest Forensics Conference Coaches Commemorative Award champion, a distinguished honor for the top individual speech and debate competitor for a given competitive season–the first recipient in recent Pacific history. As a second-year staff member, David coaches all forensics events and heads the reinvigorate debate squad.

In addition to his love for Pacific and the forensics team, David is pursuing a Masters of Science degree in communication studies from the University of Portland. In 2011, David presented an individual research study at the National Communication Association convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. He will graduate in the Spring of 2012 from his program.

In his free time, David enjoys running, surfing and spoken word poetry–serving as the advisor to the newly organized Pacific Slam club on campus.