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Wrestling Conference Championships
The Pacific men's wrestling program won 16 consecutive Northwest Conference championships between 1969 and 1984. The Boxers are tied with Division III Augsburg for conference supremacy.
Holce Courts Site
The current site of Pacific's Holce Tennis Courts has been used for varsity athletics for over a century. It's previous uses include football, baseball, soccer, track & field and lacrosse.
Tim Cleary
Pacific Head Men's Basketball Coach Tim Cleary was a longtime top Division I assistant coach before coming to Pacific and also served as interim head coach at Boise State.
DeeDee Arnall & The Rutschman Award
Basketball & track All-American DeeDee Arnall won the 2003 Ad Rutschman Award honoring the top male & female small college athletes in Oregon.
Baseball Tripleheaders
According to SABR, Pacific is the only program in collegiate baseball history to have played in three tripleheaders.  All three have been played in the last 10 years.
A.C. Gilbert
Pacific football and track standout A.C. Gilbert won the gold medal in the pole vault at the 1908 Olympic Games in London.
Legends Golf Classic
Among those who have attended the Legends Golf Classic in support of Pacific Athletics: George Lopez, John Daly, Gene Simmons, Dwight Clark, Eric Dickerson & Mike Bellotti.
Lena Chan
Head Volleyball Coach Lena Chan played for the Boxers for two years before winning the chance to play Division I volleyball at Baylor University.
Softball Against The National Champions
Pacific softball scored seven runs in four games against 2011 national champion Linfield. In comparison, Linfield allowed just five runs in 11 playoff games.
Hawaii Ohana
Over a quarter of Pacific's current undergraduate student body is from Hawaii, continuing a tradition that begin in the 1950s.
Holce Tennis Courts
The new Holce Tennis Courts was named one of the top new tennis facilities in the United States in 2010 by the U.S. Sport Builders Association.
Daniel Jessee
Daniel Jessee was the first Pacific baseball player to reach the Major Leagues, playing with the Cleveland Indians in 1929.
Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys held their first training camp on the Pacific campus in 1960.
Judy Sherman
Pacific and NFCA Hall of Fame softball coach Judy Sherman helped the 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 U.S. Olympic Teams as part of USA Softball's international team selection committee.
Pacific's mascot, Boxer, is a 60-pound statue of a Chinese good luck dragon. The original statue was donated to the University by missionary alumnus at the turn of the 20th Century.
Romelio Salas
Romelio Salas, a NAIA All-American for Pacific, represented Colombia in the 1984 and 1992 Olympic Games in wrestling.
Nick Vorberg
Nick Vorberg, a 2010 Pacific Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, was honored with own bobblehead by the Milwaukee Wave indoor soccer team.
Women's Basketball Championships
The Pacific women's basketball program won four straight Northwest Conference championships between 1989 and 1992 and advanced twice to the NAIA Division II National Tournament.
Wrestling Great Lakes Championships
In their first four years in NCAA Division III, Pacific's men's wrestling won three Great Lakes Regional Championships.
Pacific Legends Golf Classic
Hosted by KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer, the Pacific Legends Golf Classic has raised over $500,000 for Pacific Athletics over the last five years.
Max Bonk
Max Bonk has earned invitations to the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships three of the last four years and finished tied for 20th place at the 2010 tournament.
Sherman/Larkins Stadium
Pacific's Sherman/Larkins Stadium received the NFCA's SportTurf Softball Facility of the Year Award in 2010.
Gordon Haller
Former Pacific cross country runner Gordon Haller won the first Ironman competition in 1978 in a time of 11 hours, 46 minutes, 58 seconds.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Stoller Center was the preseason training facility for the Portland Trail Blazers from 1970 to 1975.
Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith won the 2004 Northwest Conference and NCAA West Region Cross Country Championships as a freshman and won mention as a "Face In The Crowd" by Sports Illustrated.
Walt Reason
Walt Reason, a 2010 Pacific Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, was drafted in 1978 by the Portland Trail Blazers.
Paul Stagg
Pacific Hall of Fame football coach Paul Stagg was the son of the "Father of American Football," Amos Alonzo Stagg. The elder Stagg often came to Forest Grove to assist with preseason and practice.
Tela O'Donnell
Tela O'Donnell, a 2002 national champion for the Boxers, represented the U.S. at the 2004 Games in Athens in women's wrestling.
Wynne Lobel
Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Wynne Lobel served as head coach of Danish National Women's Lacrosse Team in 2009, leading the team in games at the Women's Lacrosse World Cup.
Women's Golf Championships
Pacific won three consecutive Northwest Championships in 2004, 2005 and 2006. They added a fourth title in 2008, earning an invitation to the NCAA Division III Championships.

Staff Directory

Ken Schumann, Director of Athletics
  Ken Schumann
Director of Athletics 

   Phone: 503-352-2180

Ken Schumann, a longtime member of the Pacific University, Oregon, athletic department, has served director of athletics since 2004.

Under Schumann’s leadership, the Pacific athletic department has experienced an unprecedented period of growth and success. Three sports, football, women’s lacrosse and men’s swimming, have been added under his watch and the number of students participating in athletics at Pacific has grown from around 250 to well over 300.

In 2011, Schumann was honored as the College Division Fundraiser of the Year by the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD).  He will receive the award at this June's NACDA Convention in Orlando, Fla.

Schumann has overseen a major expansion in the University’s athletics facilities, most visible in the $11 million Lincoln Park Athletic Complex. Completed in 2008 as a partnership between Pacific University and the City of Forest Grove, the complex resulted in new facilities for the University’s football, soccer, lacrosse, track and field, baseball and softball. The facilities are considered among the finest among small colleges in the United States. He also construction of the new Holce Tennis Courts complex, which was named one of the best new tennis facilities in the nation in 2009.

Schumann has been successful in expanding departmental budgets and converting most of the coaching staff to full-time positions. He also restarted the school’s booster club, known as Boxer Club, to provide an active support base among alumni. 

Schumann has also played a key role in the success of the department’s annual fundraising golf tournament, the Pacific University Legends Golf Classic. With the help of celebrity host and Pacific trustee Tommy Thayer, the event has raised nearly $500,000 for Pacific Athletics over the last four years.

Schumann was named interim director of athletics in 2004, following the retirement of Judy Sherman. Schumann immediately developed and initiated a five-year strategic plan for the athletic department. He was named to the permanent position in 2005 after a nationwide search.

Schumann began his collegiate athletics career at Pacific in 1984, serving as assistant men's basketball coach and sports information director. He was promoted to associate athletic director and succeeded Bob Bonn as head men's basketball coach in 1992, a capacity he served in until 2005.

He is the winningest coach in Pacific men's basketball history, amassing 152 wins, and earned his 150th victory this season. He led his 1996-97 Boxers to the Northwest Conference championship, a berth in the NAIA Division II National Tournament and a No. 5 national ranking, the highest in school history. Schumann's Boxers returned to the national tournament in 2000, and was one of the first Northwest Conference basketball teams to appear in the NCAA Division III National Tournament.

In his 13 seasons, Schumann was named Northwest Conference Coach of the Year in 1993 and 1997 and was honored as the Little All-Northwest Coach of the Year in 1997. He earned his 100th victory in 2000 and surpassed Dan French for the career victories record in 2001.

As associate athletic director, Schumann served as the University's compliance officer, was in charge of producing Pacific's annual gender equity reports and spearheaded fundraising activities for the program. He also chaired five search committees for head coaching positions and coordinated the University's Athletic Hall of Fame.

In addition to his coaching and administrative duties, Schumann has taught coaching classes and athletic administration classes for the University's Department of Exercise Science.

Schumann is a member of the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the NCAA Division III basketball championships committee.

A native of Portland, Schumann played collegiate basketball at George Fox University in Newberg and graduated with a degree in physical education in 1981. He earned his master's degree in physical education from Portland State University in 1985. Schumann and his wife, Linda, live in Cornelius.

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