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About the Coaches
  • About the Coaches

  • Bill Hogan

    Bill Hogan

    Athletic Director
    Phone: 206.296.5451

    Entering his eighth year as the Director of Athletics at Seattle University, William (Bill) Hogan has already made a significant impact not only on the athletics program, but within the university as a whole. Thanks to his leadership, the department has stabilized and grown over the past six years, and he's overseen some of the most successful years in school history, both athletically and academically.

    Most importantly, he spearheaded the move by the University to return to Division I status, including finding a conference home for Seattle U's sports. Starting July 1, 2012, 17 of the school's 20 sports will compete as part of the Western Athletic Conference, while men's soccer and men's swimming will continue to participate in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. He has also overseen the addition of six sports over the past six years, including the newest inclusion of women's rowing, which will compete as a Division I independent in 2012-13.

    Cameron Dollar

    Cameron Dollar

    Men's basketball head coach
    Phone: 206.296.5872

    Cameron Dollar is in his fifth season as head coach at Seattle University. In just a short span of time, he has shown why many college basketball writers consider him one of the rising stars in the coaching industry.

    Dollar took a squad of several newcomers through the 2011-12 season, competing with powerhouse programs such as Virginia and Washington. The team got rolling midway through the season, winning nine of its last 12 contests, including eight in a row at KeyArena. Thanks in part to Dollar's coaching, Aaron Broussard established himself as one of the best players in program history, finishing his career 13th on the school's all-time scoring list. Cervante Burrell improved significantly during his three seasons playing under Dollar, and Eric Wallace made an important contribution to the team's success after transferring in from DePaul for his senior season.

    Craig Nisgor

    Craig Nisgor

    Men’s and women’s swimming head coach
    Phone: 206.296.6402

    Craig Nisgor just completed his third season as head coach of the Seattle U men’s and women’s swimming teams. Over the past two years, the teams have set seven school records and compiled numerous personal best times as he has overseen the transition into the Western Athletic Conference (women) and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (men). In addition, he coached Kevlyn Richards to a qualifying time for the 2012 United States Olympic Swim Trials and to a second-place finish in the 100 breaststroke at the 2013 WAC Championships, the highest individual finish for a Redhawk swimmer at the conference championships this season.

    He stabilized the Seattle U swim program, helping the team post at least one time within the all-time top ten lists for every event. He also coached Kevlyn Richards to a qualifying time for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.

    Dan Powers

    Dan Powers

    Softball head coach
    Phone: 206.296.5905
    In his first six years as head coach of the Seattle University softball program, Dan Powers turned the program from competitive to a powerhouse within the Great Northwest Athletic Conference and the NCAA Division II West Region. Now heading into his tenth season at the helm of the program, Powers hopes to continue to lead the program toward the pinnacle of NCAA Division I softball. The team has a newly renovated on-campus home, Logan Field at Seattle University Park, and is in their first year of competition in the Western Athletic Conference.
    Marc Chandonnet

    Marc Chandonnet

    Men’s and women’s golf head coach
    Phone: 206.220.8511

    Marc Chandonnet begins his 2nd year as the head coach of the Seattle University men's and women's golf teams.

    Chandonnet had been the head men's and women's golf coach at Southwestern Oklahoma State in 2011-12, leading the men's golf team to the 2012 Great American Conference championship, the first conference title for the Bulldog men since 1997. In addition, the Southwestern Oklahoma State women's golf team finished in third place at the 2012 Great American Conference Tournament, the highest finish for that squad since 1998.

    James Finley

    James Finley

    Women’s volleyball head coach
    Phone: 206.296.6426

    James Finley 2nd year volleyball coach of the Seattle University Redhawks. James Finley joined the coaching staff at Seattle U in February, 2013. In his first season at the helm of the Redhawks volleyball program, Finley’s team qualified for a berth in the NCAA tournament.

    Finley served as head coach at Virginia Commonwealth University for eight years, compiling a 151-116 (.566) record from 2005 to 2012. He led the Rams to four conference championship matches, including the 2005 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament title that advanced VCU into the NCAA Tournament. 

    Jenny Park

    Jenny Park

    Women’s rowing coach
    Jenny Park graduated from the University of Washington in spring of 2010, where she rowed all four years as a varsity athlete. In 2008, she had an undefeated season which included PAC-10 and NCAA National Championship titles. Upon graduating, Jenny moved to Princeton, NJ to train with the US National Rowing Team. She moved back to Seattle in the summer of 2011, where she accepted the novice assistant coaching position at the University of Washington. She is very excited to be at Seattle University and to be a part of building the newest varsity program
    Joan Bonvicini

    Joan Bonvicini

    Women's basketball head coach
    Phone: 206.296.6406

    Joan Bonvicini, one of the most successful coaches in women's collegiate basketball history and former coach at the University of Arizona and Long Beach State, was named head coach of the Seattle University women's basketball team on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009.

    Joan Bonvicini, one of the most successful coaches in women’s collegiate basketball history, recently finished her fifth season at Seattle University behind an all-time 666-363 record and is currently 11th on the NCAA Division I all-time wins list for women’s college basketball. In February 2007, she became the 18th coach in NCAA DI women’s basketball history to reach the 600-win mark, and she boasts 22 20-win seasons over her historic coaching career. Most recently, she led the Redhawks to back-to-back 20-win seasons and postseason appearances, the first for each in the program’s Division I history. She was named WAC Coach of the Year in 2013 and was named to the Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year Top 30, leading the Redhawks to a regular season conference title in their first season with full NCAA Division I status.

    Julie Woodward

    Julie Woodward

    Women's soccer head coach
    Phone: 206.296.5482
    The dean of coaches at Seattle University, Julie Woodward has earned the respect of her peers with her style of coaching, which has led to 16 winning seasons. Woodward finished her 17th season at the helm of the Redhawk women's soccer program in 2013, leading the team to the WAC Tournament semifinals in their first year in the conference and finished as conference champions in 2013. Woodward was named WAC Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year as a result of her team going undefeated in conference play.
    Mark Frisby

    Mark Frisby

    Men’s and women’s tennis head coach

    Mark Frisby enters his sixth season as head men's and women's tennis coach at Seattle University after a successful head coaching career at three different high schools.

    He has built Seattle U tennis into a competitive program over the past four years, with the women's tennis team finishing third in the Great West Conference in 2011 and second in the league in 2012. Also in 2012, Katrina Schwab was named Great West Conference Player of the Year.

    Pete Fewing

    Pete Fewing

    Men’s soccer head coach
    Phone: 206.296.5498

    Pete Fewing returned to Seattle U as the head coach of the men’s soccer team in 2012. In the 2013 season, Fewing’s team was WAC Conference Champions.

    Fewing was the head coach of the Seattle University men's soccer team from 1988 through the 2005 season, when he accumulated a record of 220-125-26 (.628) during his 18 seasons at the helm. He led Seattle U to the 1997 NAIA National Championship and the 2004 NCAA Division II National Championship.

    Trisha Steidl

    Trisha Steidl

    Men’s and women’s cross country/track and field head coach
    Phone: 206.296.5772

    Trisha Steidl is going into her eighth year as the head coach for Seattle University’s cross country and track & field programs. In the last six years, she has spearheaded the vast improvement of both programs, in both size and stature.

    Over the past three years, Steidl has led her squads to new heights as they have competed as part of the Great West Conference. The men's cross country team posted back-to-back second place finishes at the 2009 and 2010 conference championships, and in 2011 the women took third place in the conference. During the track and field season, numerous records have been set over the past two years, and the team has enjoyed eight individual conference titles: two during the 2010 outdoor championships, two in the 2011 indoor championships, one each during the 2011 outdoor championships, and 2012 indoor championships, and two during the 2012 outdoor championships.

    Donny Harrel

    Donny Harrel

    Men's baseball head coach
    Phone: 206.398.4399
    Donny Harrel begins his sixth year at Seattle University as the architect of the reborn baseball program.