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New Coaches Bring a Wealth of Experience to Multnomah University Athletics

2/28/2014

PORTLAND, Ore. – With the addition of four new sports, the Multnomah University Athletic Department is pleased to announce the selection of four coaches: Tom Stephens, Tim Bieri, David Lee and Daniel Jarvie.

Coach Tom Stephens

Stephens will coach men’s soccer. Stephens grew up in Spokane, Wash., where he played four years ofhigh school soccer and competed for the Olympic Development Washington East Team. Stephens continued playing at Washington State University for two years. He’s also an alumnus of Multnomah, where he played on the club soccer team for two years while earning his graduate certificate. 

Stephens has been successfully coaching at the high school level for 15 years. He has compiled a record of 151-68-10 with four conference championships, eight OSAA state championship appearances and one state championship. He’s also a four-time conference Coach of the Year and was named the state’s Coach of the Year in 2007.

Coach Tim Bieri

Bieri will coach women’s basketball. In college, Bieri played basketball and earned a full-ride scholarship to Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. While at Fort Lewis, Bieri broke the school record for most points in a career and was named an NCAA Division II All-American in his senior season.

After college, Bieri decided to pursue a life of ministry and became involved with News Release Basketball, a Christian basketball mission organization. Bieri has played, coached and served with News Release for the past 10 years. He has been working at Multnomah since 2010 and has coached women’s volleyball at Multnomah for the past three years.

Coach David Lee

Lee will coach men’s and women’s cross country. Lee spent about half of his coaching career at Oregon City High School, where the track and field program was known for team championships and individual excellence. His athletes left their names on the record boards at every level: school, district, state and the Golden West Invitational. In the 1980s, “Who’s Who” named him Coach of the Year. His 1988 team still ranks as one of Oregon’s top dual-meet teams. Even more successful were his cross-country teams, which accrued five state meet trophies, including a state championship in 1996.

For the past 13 years, Lee has coached at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Ore., where he helped launch the cross country and track and field programs.

Coach Daniel Jarvie

Jarvie will coach men’s and women’s golf. Jarvie brings a wealth of experience and a passion for mentoring to the team. He won the Seattle City Junior Championship in 1982, and he qualified for the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championships in 1982 and 1984. He was a member of Scottsdale Junior College golf team, which won the 1983 Junior College National Championship, and later played Division I golf for the University of Washington in 1985 and 1986. He set the tournament record of 64 in the 1992 Seattle City Amateur Championship.

After a brief stint playing professionally, including the Nike Tour (1995) and the PGA Tour Qualifying School (1996), Jarvie decided to devote his time to teaching the game. He is a master level instructor who received his training from legendary PGA Tour Instructor Jimmy Ballard. Jarvie has held director of instruction positions, taught at national golf schools and served as assistant coach for UC Irvine’s Division I men’s golf team. 

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About Multnomah University
Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education, located in Portland, Oregon with teaching sites in Reno, Nevada and Seattle, Washington. Made up of an undergraduate Bible college, a biblical seminary, a graduate school, an adult degree completion program, and an online distance-learning program, Multnomah issues bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees, and professional certifications and endorsements. For more information, visit www.multnomah.edu