Head coach resigns after long career

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Despite finishing the 2013 season with a losing record, going 7-12-1 overall, head coach of Pacific’s Men’s Soccer Team, Jim Brazeau, has a respectable career as a Boxer.

That career comes to an end, however, as Brazeau resigns from his coaching position after 13 years with the team.

Brazeau will leave honorably as he goes to put more attention on the Willamette United Soccer Club where he has been the director of coaching for the past six years.

The 13 years as a Boxer came with many ups and downs.

Starting out as a player himself, Brazeau helped his 1986 team reach the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics District II championship.

After two years on the Boxer squad, Brazeau transferred to Oregon State.

There he took on the responsibilities of goaltender despite coming from Pacific as a defender. His adjustment to the new position earned him all-conference honors.

As far as coaching goes, Brazeau has experienced success over the years with not only his men’s team, but with the women’s team as well.

From 2002 to 2005, Brazeau was both the men and women’s coach, but 2003 brought about the best season in the history of the Pacific Women’s Soccer Team.

That team ended its monumental season with a 11-8-2 record.

If the fact that is was the first winning season since 1999 wasn’t enough, it also set a record for most wins in a season.

In 2006, Brazeau decided to put complete focus on the men’s team.

Amazingly enough, he came across even more success, this time in the form of a conference championship.

The history-making season came in 2010. The senior-heavy Boxer squad was able to muster up a 14-3-3 record. Within those victories, 11 were shutouts and no games were lost at Pacific’s own Lincoln Park Stadium.

Ultimately, Brazeau and his team took the Northwest Conference Championship for the first time since 1996. They also competed in the NCAA Division III National Tournament.

Overall, Brazeau will depart with a 109-133-23 record.

He will leave a spot open for a new head coach as well as the position of advisor for the Pacific Student Athletic Advisory Committee, which Brazeau has been part of for the past nine years.

The coaching position will be filled as soon as possible.


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