Former Bruin Named Director of Athletics

Former Bruin Named Director of Athletics

After conducting a nationwide search, the university selected one of its own to head its intercollegiate athletics program beginning with the 2017-18 academic year.

Adam Puckett, a 2004 graduate and a member of the George Fox Board of Trustees since 2011, will assume the role of director of athletics this summer following the retirement of longtime incumbent Craig Taylor. Puckett arrives from Delap, a Portland-based accounting and advisory firm where he was a partner and worked the last 13 years as a Certified Public Accountant.

Puckett was an athlete himself at George Fox in the early 2000s, and he remains No. 4 on the school’s all-time lists in the long jump and triple jump. He capped his collegiate career by earning All-American honors his senior year.

Puckett has remained active at the university since graduating with bachelor’s degrees in business administration and accounting. In addition to serving on the school’s board of trustees, he has worked the past year and a half as an adjunct professor teaching corporate tax classes. He also regularly attends athletic events and activities on campus.

“I truly believe in the mission and values of this university,” says Puckett, recipient of the school’s Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award in 2014. “From my time as a student-athlete to my time as a member of the board of trustees, it is evident that George Fox lives its values, putting students first and Christ in everything. It is a dream come true for me to return home to George Fox University to be the next director of athletics.”