Staff Directory


Name Title Phone Email
Amy Hackett Director of Athletics 253-879-3426
Robin Hamilton Associate Athletic Director/SWA 253-879-3141
Brian Billings Head Baseball Coach/Facilities Coordinator 253-879-3265
Kyle Scholzen Interim Sports Information Director 253-879-3974
Tanna Masters Office Manager 253-879-3140
Ellie Eckroth Department Intern 253-879-3458
Ryan McKinlay Department Intern 253-879-3458

Athletic Training

Name Title Phone Email
Craig Bennett, MA, AT/L, ATC Head Athletic Trainer 253-879-3441
Jason Hand Assistant Athletic Trainer 253-879-2812
Lisa Kenney, MA, AT/L, ATC Assistant Athletic Trainer 253-879-2813


Name Title Phone Email
Brian Billings Head Baseball Coach/Pitching Coach 253-879-3265
Bob Walz Assistant Baseball Coach: Bullpen and Bench 253-879-3265
Kainoa Corea Assistant Coach, Infield & Recruiting Coordinator (253) 879-3435
JD Jackson Assistant Coach/Pitching
Josh Kalalau Assistant Coach/Hitting
Stephen Kelsey Assistant Coach/Outfield

Men's Basketball

Name Title Phone Email
Justin Lunt Head Men's Basketball Coach, Intramurals Director 253-879-3459
Kris Gallagher Assistant Coach 253-879-3410
John McCrossin Volunteer Assistant Coach

Women's Basketball

Name Title Phone Email
Loree Payne Head Coach 253-879-3421
Joleen LaMay Assistant Women's Basketball Coach 253-879-3421
Brandon Huntley Assistant Coach/Recruiting 253-414-4016


Name Title Phone Email
Aaron Benson Head Men's and Women's Crew Coach 253-879-3420
Allison Foster Assistant Coach
Betsy Bayliss Assistant Coach
Richard Laurance Assistant Coach

Cross Country

Name Title Phone Email
Mike Orechia Director of Cross Country and Track & Field 253-879-3453


Name Title Phone Email
Jeff Thomas Head Football Coach 253-879-3457
Jeff Halstead Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach/Recruiting Coordinator 253-879-3460
Thomas Ford Defensive Coordinator/Safeties 253-879-3143
Alex Brenner Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Line 253-879-3452
Ricky Daley Tight Ends 253-879-3418
Ira Jarmon Defensive Backs
Dan Lever Offensive Line 253-879-3402
Grant Williams Linebackers
Mike Rigell Running Backs
Mark Conrad Kickers


Name Title Phone Email
Todd Erwin Head Men's & Women's Golf Coach 253-879-3151

Women's Lacrosse

Name Title Phone Email
Liana Halstead Head Lacrosse Coach 253-879-3973
Carrie Sabochik Assistant Lacrosse Coach 253-879-3973
Lindsay Pearce Assistant Lacrosse Coach

Men's Soccer

Name Title Phone Email
Reece Olney Head Men's Soccer Coach 253-879-3586
Bobby McLaughlin Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
Byron Conforti Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
Greg Swanson Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
Pete Van Sant Assistant Coach

Women's Soccer

Name Title Phone Email
Randy Hanson Head Women's Soccer Coach (253) 879-3587
Dan Keene Women's Soccer Associate Head Coach
Kelly Bendixen Women's Soccer Goalkeeper Coach
Maya Mendoza Women's Soccer Volunteer Assistant Coach
Stephanie Cox Assistant Coach
Lance Fischbach Assistant Coach


Name Title Phone Email
Kellyn Tate Head Coach 253-879-3444
Amy Schmeckpeper Assistant Coach
Lisa Holombo Assistant Coach
Kristen Silva Assistant Coach


Name Title Phone Email
Chris Myhre Swimming Program Director 253-879-3146
Dick Hannula Assistant Swim Coach
Mark Amberson Assistant Coach
Natasha Ludwig Assistant Coach

Men's Tennis

Name Title Phone Email
Joe Holland Men's Tennis Coach 253-879-2670

Women's Tennis

Name Title Phone Email
Steve Bowen Director of Tennis 253-879-2670

Track & Field

Name Title Phone Email
Mike Orechia Director of Cross Country and Track & Field 253-879-3453
Ed Boitano Assistant T&F Coach - Pole Vault
Randy Moon Assistant T&F Coach - Multi Events
Jesse Elvrom Assistant T&F Coach
Brian Smith Assistant T&F Coach
Francis Reynolds Assitant Track/Cross Country Coach

Women's Volleyball

Name Title Phone Email
Mark Massey Head Volleyball Coach (253) 879-3412
Adriane Friedman Volleyball Assistant Coach
Ed Mullen Volleyball Assistant Coach
Leigh Sumida Assistant Volleyball Coach

Nate Backes
Seattle, Wash.
Bishop Blanchet HS

Nate Backes went on a tear last week, tallying at least one hit in all four games the Loggers played en route to a 3-1 record and a series sweep of Lewis & Clark. Backes had multiple hits in three of the four games and went 3-for-4 in the series finale against the Pioneers on April 13. In that contest he ripped a double and legged out a triple, falling just a homer short of the cycle. With the base knocks he brought in three RBIs for the Loggers while scoring two himself, accounting for five of the Loggers' 11 runs on the day. In all he tallied eight hits, five runs, and eight RBIs last week, hitting for an even .500 average. Thanks to the hot bat, he leads the Loggers in batting average, RBIs, doubles, homeruns, and is tied for the lead in hits. Backes and the rest of the Puget Sound baseball squad travel to Forest Grove, Ore., for a three-game series at Pacific this season.