Nagel to Make Pacific Rim Bowl Return

ASHLAND, Ore. — In 1986, Southern Oregon State was hosting Kwansei Gakuin University from Japan for an exhibition game. During the Japanese team’s stay, Akira Furakawa made his way over to Ashland High School to check out their practice. It was there that he me Grizzlies’ head coach Jim Nagel. The two got to talking … Continue reading »

Former Grizzly Coach Returns to Ashland

AHLAND, Ore. – Jim Nagel is a legend in Ashland after taking the Ashland High School’s football team to 16 straight state tournaments, five title games and winning three state championships during his tenure from 1983-2002. Since his time at Ashland, Nagel’s worked as an assistant coach at NCAA Div. III’s Linfield College. After deciding … Continue reading »