For 26 years Bernie Fagan coached soccer at Warner Pacific University. He brought his passion to the sport, building it into a nationally-ranked program. Bernie was a blessing to the Warner Pacific family and touched the lives of many throughout our community. He will be missed.

Bernie’s humor, kindness, and positive effervescence lifted the spirits of all around him. He strove to live his life as all good teammates and coaches do: supporting and elevating everyone around him. And he always did it all with a smile on his face.

Whether directly or indirectly we’ve all benefitted from Bernie’s life and legacy. From his decision to move from Sunderland to across the Atlantic and across the continent, to his settling in Portland with his loving wife Susie and creating a life of devotion and service to his community and family.

Today, we can all see the impact of Bernie’s life when passing by Providence Park as the Timbers play, or simply in walking through a park where kids, coaches, parents, and more share the love of a simple game kicking a ball. All with a smile on their face.

Bernie made us all feel like part of the same team.

In memory of Bernie’s immense impact on the sport of soccer, Warner Pacific University is raising funds to start an endowment in Bernie’s memory. This fund will support WPU soccer, in perpetuity, by providing scholarships and program support.

We hope you’ll celebrate the memory of Bernie by supporting the new Bernie Fagan Memorial Endowment today.

Give Now


Please contact Chief of Staff/Vice President for Strategic Communications at 503.517.1064 or