Entering his seventh 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 is in his fourth 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 just completed his second 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.
Marc Chandonnet begins his first 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 is the new head volleyball coach of the Seattle University Redhawks, effective Feb. 1, 2013.
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
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 this new varsity program
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 fourth 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.
Frisby enters his fifth season as head men's and women's tennis coach
at Seattle University after a successful head coaching career at three
different high schools.
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 returns to Seattle University as the head coach of the men's soccer team as announced January 10, 2012.
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.
Steidl is going into her seventh 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.
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
Donny Harrel begins his fifth year at Seattle University as the architect of the reborn baseball program.
The Redhawks once again increased their season win total in 2012, finishing with 23 victories. Once again, Seattle U earned a victory at Washington, plus picked up an important win at Washington State. The Redhawks also took two of three at San Jose State, the first road series victory for the program since it was reestablished.