Longtime men's soccer coach Jim Brazeau steps down to focus on club coaching duty

After 13 years of building the men’s soccer program, Jim Brazeau has resigned as Pacific’s head coach.

Brazeau is leaving in order to focus more attention on his duties with the Willamette United Soccer Club. Based in West Linn, Brazeau has been the club’s director of coaching since 2008.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Pacific University,” Brazeau said. “I would like to thank all the faculty, staff and especially the students who I have had the opportunity to learn from, work with and coach over the past 13-plus years. It has been an amazing journey and I wish everyone the absolute best in the future.”

“Jim has been a very valuable member of our department for the past 13 years,” Pacific Athletic Director Ken Schumann said. “In that time he has done some great work for both the men’s soccer program and the department as a whole.”

The highlight of Brazeau’s tenure with the Boxers came in 2010 as the team produced a landmark season, winning the Northwest Conference championship for the first time since 1996 with a 14-3-3 record. The Boxers went on to compete in the NCAA Division III national tournament for the first time since 1998. The defensive-minded team, led by nine seniors, shut out opponents on 11 occasions and went undefeated on its home turf at Lincoln Park Stadium.

Brazeau has coached 51 All-NWC players, including 12 first team honorees and goalkeeper Andrew Stevermer, who was selected as NWC Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010. A total of seven Boxers made the 2010 All-NWC squad. Brazeau owns a 109-133-23 overall record.

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