New soccer facility, leadership transition, continuing success for WWU
Named sixth Director of Athletics at WWU on March 25, 2014 after serving in interim role for 2013-14 school year ... In 27th year overall at WWU, the first 23 as Associate Director of Athletics for business and financial affairs ... Also served 20 years as head men's golf coach ... 2011-12 National Chair for NCAA Division II Men's Golf ... Played instrumental role in school being selected to host 2009 NCAA DII National Championships, a first for any sport at WWU ... Directed Vikings to 12 national appearances, including school-record six straight from 1995-2000 ... In 2013, WWU had school-best semifinal finish at NCAA II Championships after placing second at South Central/West Regional and winning sixth straight Great Northwest Athletic Conference title ... Vikings tied for fourth nationally at 1997 NAIA Tournament and tied for sixth at 2000 NCAA Tournament ... Coached 27 All-Americans ... Served four-year term as member of NCAA Division II Men's Golf Committee (2008-12) ... Also served eight years as DII At-Large Representative on Golf Coaches of America Association National Advisory Board ... Named league Coach of the Year 10 times, earning GNAC honors six times ... Four times selected DII West Region Coach of the Year ... WWU Men's Golf Coach of the Century (1900-99) ... Past member of NCAA II West Region Football Committee and GCAA All-America Selection Committee ... Spent two years as Finance and Administrative Officer for Division of Student Affairs Office at Washington State University ... Also was staff analyst for WSU Student Services ... Received bachelor's degree in business administration and finance from WSU in 1987 ... Lettered four years in golf for Cougars, being team captain in 1986 and 1987 ... Attended Harry Ainlay Composite High School in Edmonton, Alberta ... 50 years old ... Has two grown children, daughter Avery and son Nate ... He and wife Linda (Lerdahl) have two children: Dan (16) and Isabelle (12) Bergeron.