Geoff Loomis starts his 12th year as head baseball coach at Pacific Lutheran University with a 268-169-2 record. He is the 11th head coach in the program's history and accomplished in both 2007 and 2009 what no others have, leading the Lutes to the Northwest Conference championship. The 2007 crown was the program's first conference title of any kind in 53 years, while the 2009 championship was shared with George Fox University.
In Loomis' first 10 seasons at PLU the Lutes have averaged nearly 25 wins per season, an astounding mark considering that prior to his arrival only one Pacific Lutheran team in program history had compiled that many wins in a season. Additionally, his teams have rewritten many of the team and individual season and career offensive records. During their conference title run in 2007, the Lutes established numerous school marks and top 10 list placements, and the 2009 team broke 10 team offensive records. Most significantly, Loomis led the 2007 Lutes to a 35-9 overall record, shattering the old PLU single-season record of 26 wins set in 1994. His 2009 team ended up with 31 wins, and the 2010 squad finished with 30 victories.
In addition to coaching at Pacific Lutheran, Loomis coached the
Aloha Knights for five seasons, leading that team to consecutive
Pacific International League division titles, including a club
record 54-14 mark in 2001. In 2004, the team won the National
Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan. Loomis was named
National Manager of the Year by the National Baseball Congress. He
also was an assistant coach at George Fox University for five
Loomis played his collegiate baseball at the University of Portland, where he earned Pac-10 Player of the Year honors in 1992 and All-Pac-10 recognition in 1991 and 1992. He was selected in the 1992 free agent draft by Oakland and played in the Athletics' minor league system from 1992-94. He was named Oakland A's affiliate Minor League Player of the Year in 1993.
Following his playing career, Loomis returned to the University of Portland where he earned his bachelor's degree in business administration in 1994. He earned a master's degree in teaching from Pacific University (Ore.) in 1997, and was a business teacher at David Douglas High School in Portland, Ore., prior to coming to Pacific Lutheran.
In addition to coaching the Pacific Lutheran baseball team,
Loomis is also an assistant athletic director. His duties include
game management at other PLU athletic events.
Loomis and his wife, Anna, have two daughters, Bryn and Addison, and a son, Cooper, and live in Puyallup. Anna is a 1993 graduate of Pacific Lutheran University.
|Career Coaching Record|
|2007||PLU||35||9||.795||21||3||.875||1st||3-2 at NCAA West Regionals|
|Totals||246||151||2||.616||174||81||.682||3-2 at NCAA West Regionals|