Erik Korem Hired as New Director of Athletic Performance

July 25, 2006

Stockton, Calif. - University of the Pacific Director of Athletics Lynn King announced today that Erik Korem has been hired as the new Director of Athletic Performance.

"We are happy to have Erik join the Pacific family," said King. "He has an outstanding background and we are excited to have him on board."

"I consider it a privilege to take over an outstanding program here at Pacific," said Korem. "I look forward to continuing a tradition of developing championship athletes."

Korem comes to Pacific after previously heading the strength and conditioning program at Fort Valley State University. In addition to his training duties at Fort Valley State, Korem oversaw the upkeep and the expansion of the university's strength and conditioning facilities. Prior to Fort Valley State, Korem was a graduate assistant at the University of Arkansas where he designed and implemented training programs for women's athletic department.

In addition to working with student-athletes in the college setting, Korem has trained top-tier Olympic athletes on the international level. Recently he trained Veronica Campbell, the most decorated track and field athlete at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and Omar Brown, who won the gold medal in the 200 meter dash in the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Korem most recently earned his Masters of Science in exercise science in 2006 from the University of Arkansas. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in applied exercise physiology from Texas A&M University in 2004.