|Title:||Associate Director of Athletics|
Steve Grant, a veteran of 28 years at George Fox University, is in his fourth year as associate director of athletics, having taken over in the summer of 2007 for Pat Bailey, who served in that role for nine years while coaching the Bruin baseball team before leaving for an assistant baseball position at Oregon State University.
As associate director, Grant is in charge of the GFU Sports Hall of Fame along with various game management responsibilities. He is also in eighth year as chairman of the health and human performance department, and has been the Bruins’ volleyball coach for 28 seasons.
Grant is a 1969 graduate of Biola University, where he was a three-sport athlete. As a guard for the basketball team, he was named team MVP in both his junior and senior years. He earned First Team All-Conference, All-District, and All-Far West honors as a defender on the Eagles’ soccer team, and played baseball his freshman and junior years. He remained at his alma mater upon graduation for two years as an assistant coach in both men’s basketball and men’s soccer.
In 1971, Grant moved to Salem, Ore., to become the head boys’ basketball coach and head baseball coach at Salem Academy. In 1975, he switched from baseball to volleyball. From 1981-82, Grant coached the women’s basketball team and was head men’s soccer coach at Western Baptist College (now Corban University) in Salem.
Grant, who also earned a master’s degree in education from Linfield College in 1985, lives in Newberg with his wife Kathy, an admissions counselor for the Continuing Education Department at George Fox. They have two sons, both married and living in the Portland area.