Bob Hogue - PacWest Commissioner

Bob Hogue became Commissioner of the Pacific West Conference in July 2007.

In just over four years, he doubled the size of the conference--from seven schools to fourteen--and helped lead the PacWest to prominence in the west region of NCAA Division II.  The PacWest is now the largest DII conference in the West Region.

In 2013, he was named to the NCAA DII Management Council and the NCAA DII Membership Committee.

Hogue has more than 30 years of radio and television broadcasting experience and six years experience as a state senator in Hawai‘i, and now is in his eighth year as Commissioner.

In his first few years as the chief operating officer for the PacWest, Hogue helped recruit several new schools to the conference, and added five new sports including baseball, men's tennis, women's golf, and men's and women's outdoor track & field.

In 2007 and 2008, Hogue initiated the PacWest Magazine television and radio shows, and between 2008 and 2014, welcomed the addition of the Academy of Art University, Dominican University of California, California Baptist University, Azusa Pacific University, Fresno Pacific University, Point Loma Nazarene University, Holy Names University, and Concordia University of Irvine to the conference. In 2011, he oversaw the move of the conference office from Hawai‘i to California, plus an expansion of conference personnel.  In 2013, he helped start the inaugural PacWest men's and women's basketball tournament.

In addition to his public service and media careers, Hogue was also a certified public accountant, having earned his business degree from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in accounting.  He has a long background in the print and broadcast media and was a former collegiate student athlete who played baseball as a walk-on pitcher at USC in the 1970s.
Hogue started his broadcasting career in college sports in the MidWest. He became the primary play-by-play announcer for the Iowa Television Network covering University of Iowa Hawkeye basketball on a five-station statewide television network, and Iowa football and Hawkeye wrestling on local stations.  During his tenure of the early 1980's, the Iowa Television Network broadcasts were often the highest-rated local college basketball broadcasts in the nation.
His broadcasting experience also extended to University of California football, Sacramento State football and basketball, and the University of Hawaii football and basketball, as well as TV news and radio outlets in Sacramento, Ca., Honolulu, Hi., Waterloo and Sioux City, Ia., Great Falls, Mt., and Prescott, Az..
In Hawai‘i, Hogue was a play-by-play announcer for Hawai‘i Pacific University and other PacWest schools, as well as the University of Hawai‘i, and he served as the lead broadcaster on several Hawaii high school state championships, including football, basketball, volleyball, softball, baseball, and swimming and diving.  During his long broadcasting career, he also reported on numerous Super Bowls and NCAA Championships for various news outlets.
Hogue served in the Hawai‘i State Senate as Minority Floor Leader from 2000-06 before running unsuccessfully for the U.S. Congress.
He currently writes a weekly sports column for popular MidWeek Magazine, and has written a best-selling historical novel in Hawai‘i, Sands of Lanikai. He coached all three of his daughters, Jesica, Becky, and Amanda, in basketball and previously served as head boys basketball coach at Academy of the Pacific and head girls basketball coach at St. Anthony's and Trinity Christian. He resides in Newport Beach, California.

Jane Teixeira - Associate Commissioner


Jane Teixeira was promoted to Associate Commissioner on July 1, 2014. 

Teixeira joined the Pacific West Conference in the summer of 2011 as the first assistant commissioner for compliance after serving as the director of NCAA Compliance at the University of Southern California since January of 2009.

While at USC, Teixeira managed and supervised all compliance operations and administrative functions, including planning, program evaluation, policy implementation, interpretation, education and external representation.

Prior to working at USC, Teixeira she served as the assistant director for Membership Services/Student-Athlete Reinstatement at the NCAA from July of 2007 to January of 2009.

She served as the senior associate athletic director at Texas A&M international University from March of 2006 to July of 2007, directing the NCAA Athletic Compliance Department. She also served as the head softball coach at the institution.

Teixeira experience also consists of serving as a compliance intern at the University of Oklahoma; as a consultant with the University of Central Oklahoma; and as an assistant to the athletic director at the University Interscholastic League in Austin, Texas.

A graduate of the University of Texas-Austin in May of 1999 with a degree in applied learning/sport management, Teixeira was an outstanding student-athlete who competed for the Longhorns’ softball team while an undergarduate.

She earned her master’s

 of education in August of 2003 from Southwest Texas State (now Texas State University) and her juris doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2005. She is a member of the Arizona Bar Association.

Teixeira oversees conference compliance, SAAC, the conference grants process, women's volleyball, and men's and women's golf, as well as other key leadership and administrative roles.

Jimmy Knodel - Director of Strategic Positioning

Knodel joined the PacWest on Jan. 1, 2014, as the first Director of Strategic Positioning. He directs the PacWest’s communications and branding initiatives.

Prior to joining the conference, Knodel spent two years at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, an integrated communications agency. He worked on Waggener’s internal communications team and on Microsoft’s intellectual property and litigation team.

Knodel has extensive experience in strategic communications at various levels of athletics. He spent four years as assistant media relations director at Illinois State University. At ISU, he coordinated media relations for the women’s basketball, women’s soccer and volleyball programs, as well as general communications for the entire athletics department. Knodel also completed internships with Syracuse University, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the Baltimore Orioles.

A 2006 graduate of Ithaca College with a degree in sports information and communications, he currently resides in Orange with his wife, Karri. 

 

 

Wayne Coito - PacWest TV Host/Producer

Wayne Coito is a graduate of Vassar College where he double majored in economics and computer science and competed on the men's volleyball team.

In August 2007, he began an internship with the PacWest as a special assistant to the new commissioner, Bob Hogue.  He would later take on the title of information specialist before assuming the position of director of compliance and external affairs in August 2008, eventually serving as media relations specialist, overseeing production and hosting PacWest Magazine The Television Show

In June 2009, Coito participated in the first ever Division II Governance Council at the NACDA convention in Orlando, FL, representing the PacWest. In September 2011, Coito began a four-year term on the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee, one of only three representatives from Division II and the only member west of the Mississippi.

Coito currently serves as the host of PacWest TV, which can be viewed regularly on the conference website and YouTube.

He is a member of the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association and National Association for Athletics Compliance.

Coito is also currently the chair of the NCAA LGBTQ Subcommittee of the Joint MOIC and NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics and sits on the NCAA Matching Fund for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Women Coaches and Officials selection committee.

He resides in Mililani.