Featuring award-winning alumni, faculty and staff in the world of athletics, including Tim Hamlet, Mike McCabe, Dave Bell and Lindsay Strothers.
A 1971 graduate, Bell spent much of his career as the on-site producer for former Portland Trail Blazers’ play-by-play announcer Bill Schonely. “The Schonz” will receive the Curt Gowdy Award from the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in September, honoring his work as the voice of the Blazers.
Strothers, a 1980 graduate, led the Westview High School girls’ basketball team to the Oregon School Activities Association 6A state championship game in March. It was Strothers’ first year coaching the perennial title contender.
The two Pacific assistant coaches were named by readers of the Forest Grove News-Times as two of the community’s “Best Coaches” in the paper’s 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards. Hamlet ’09, an assistant swim coach, was singled out for his work with the Forest Grove Swim Club, while McCabe ’76 was recognized for his longtime work at Forest Grove High School.