Assistant Head Coach Ian Falconer, who has been with the Boxer football program since its return in 2010, will take over as head football coach at Pacific University at the end of the 2019 season.
Pacific University Athletics
Athletics plays an integral role in the student experience at Pacific University.
Over one-third of undergraduate students participate in one of the university's 24 intercollegiate athletics programs. Additionally, many more students, faculty and staff take part in the university's intramural sports.
Division III Intercollegiate Athletics
Pacific offers 24 intercollegiate athletics programs, which compete as members of NCAA Division III.
Men's programs are offered in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and wrestling. Women's programs are offered in basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and wrestling. Junior varsity programs are offered for baseball, men's basketball, softball and volleyball.
Pacific University is a charter member of the Northwest Conference, which was founded in in 1926. Other member schools are George Fox University, Lewis & Clark College, Linfield College, Pacific Lutheran University, the University of Puget Sound, Whitman College, Whitworth University and Willamette University.
Her Thursdays, for example, begin when she wakes up at 5 a.m. Then she drives for an hour to a horse barn in West Linn, where she feeds and cares for three horses. Then she rides, usually three or four horses for a minimum of 30 minutes each, then makes the return drive to Forest Grove. She arrives on campus about 12:30 p.m. and her first class is at 1 p.m.
Rylee Trendell '19 found Pacific to be a good fit because of his personal connections with professors, as well as the opportunity to play collegiate basketball.