Soren Sorensen
Soren Sorensen
Title: Assistant Coach: Throws
Year: 19th
Degree: Bs, Secondary Ed-Physical Education, Western Oregon University '88
Degree: MA, Western Oregon University

Soren Sorensen is in his 19th year as an assistant coach for the Bearcats in 2018-19. He leads and develops Willamette’s throwers. As a coach for the Bearcats, he has guided athletes to success at the national and conference levels. 

Under Sorensen, Nate Matlock earned two All-America awards in the hammer and school records in the shot put and hammer. He helped Sophia Dentzel and Grant Piros to All-America status in the javelin and coached Melinda Fahey to a school record in the hammer.

Willamette University throwing records are consumed by athletes who Sorensen coached. Nearly 60% of Willamette’s Top 10 marks were earned under his tutelage.

Sorensen graduated in 1987 from Western Oregon University, where he competed in track and field and powerlifting. He was an NAIA All-American in the hammer and discus. He won a Collegiate National Powerlifting Championship in 1986 and won a U.S. Powerlifting title in 1991.