The next PAF Coaches Luncheon is set for Tuesday, February 7th at Dave Wong’s restaurant on March Lane from 11:45am-1:00pm. This luncheon will feature 4 of our Pacific Tiger teams, including Baseball, Golf and Men’s and Women’s Basketball. The program will include a short talk from each of our coaches along with a Q&A with both our coaches and our student-athletes. The cost to attend is $25 and all proceeds will benefit the PAF Impact Fund. Please contact Bri Rodriguez at (209) 946-2230 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
Mike Neu – Baseball
Mike Neu is about to begin his second season at Pacific after being named the 17th head coach of Pacific Baseball on July 20, 2015. In his first year as head coach, Neu helped the Tigers win 22 games. Only twice in the last ten years has Pacific won more games than that in a season. Pacific also went 12-15 in conference in 2016 as Neu led the team to their second-most conference wins since 1999. Pacific’s team ERA improved by nearly half a run and the team hit 42 homers, the second-most ever by a Tiger team. From April 10 to April 22, Neu helped engineer a seven-game winning streak. The last time the Tigers had a longer winning streak was in 2005, when they won eight games in a row.
The Tigers will begin the 2017 season on February 17th with a 3-game series at San Diego State. Top returners include; Danny Mayer who led the WCC in home runs last season with 15, and Will Lydon who finished fifth in the WCC in innings pitched with 91.2.
John Cook – Golf
John Cook is in his second season as head coach of the Pacific Golf program after spending seven years at the helm at Cal State Stanislaus where he led the Warriors to back-to-back California Collegiate Athletic Association championships in the last two seasons. Last season the Tigers participated in nine tournaments with their best finishes coming at the Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational and the Del Walker Intercollegiate, where they finished 4th out of 16 and 4th out of 12, respectively.
The Tigers will begin the second half of the 2016-17 season on February 2nd in Waikoloa, Hawaii as they participate in the 26th Annual Amer Ari Intercollegiate Golf Tournament featuring 21 teams, including four teams currently ranked in the top ten in the nation and two former national champions. The tournament starts Thursday, February 2 and will be played over three days, ending Saturday.
Damon Stoudamire – Men’s Basketball
Damon Stoudamire is in his first season as head coach for Pacific Men’s Basketball, which currently sits at 8-15 on the year. Most recently, the Tigers fell to the San Francisco Dons on Saturday afternoon. Ray Bowles led Pacific in scoring with 19 points, which marks the fourth straight game he has scored in double figures.
Pacific continues conference play Thursday night as they will host the Saint Mary Gaels. Tip-off is set for 8:00 p.m.
Amy Starr – Women’s Basketball
Amy Starr joined the Tigers’ staff as an assistant coach in May of 2015 and is involved in all aspects of the Pacific women’s basketball program.
Before joining Pacific, Starr spent 10 years at Montana State with the Bobcats, including the final seven as associate head coach under Montana State head coach Tricia Binford. As associate head coach, she served as Montana State’s recruiting coordinator, the Bobcats’ defensive coordinator, and a position coach with the post players.
This past Saturday the Tigers were defeated in a close match up at San Francisco falling 67-64. Senior Emily Simmons recorded a season high 14 points. Pacific continues WCC play this Thursday night on the road at Saint Mary’s. Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m. in Moraga.