Byron Shenk

Byron Shenk

Professor, Athletic Trainer


Byron Shenk serves as an assistant athletic trainer at George Fox University, but that is just one of the many duties he has handled since coming to the school in 1990. He is also a professor in the department of health and human performance, of which he was the chairperson from June 1993 to June 2003.

Shenk coached the Bruin women's soccer team for 11 years, from its inception in 1991 through the 2002 season, compiling a 96-87-11 record, and had a cumulative 32-year coaching record of 200-200-37. He was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Women's Coach of the Year for the Far West Region in both 1992 and 1998, and was the Northwest Conference Women's Coach of the Year in 1998. He also earned a national meritorious service award from the National Christian College Athletic Association for previous service and leadership. He was inducted into the George Fox Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.

Shenk holds an undergraduate degree from Goshen College, a master's from the University of Oregon, and a doctorate in education from the University of Virginia. He and his wife Ina live in McMinnville, where he is active in the Mennonite church.