San Jose Sports Authority Welcomes WCC Commissioner Lynn Holzman to Board of Directors

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – West Coast Conference Commissioner Lynn Holzman has been selected to serve on the San Jose Sports Authority (SJSA) Board of Directors.

Holzman is set to enter her fourth year as the Commissioner of the West Coast Conference and joined the WCC in 2012.

“It is an honor to be appointed to the San Jose Sports Authority Board of Directors,” Holzman said. “The West Coast Conference’s partnership with the San Jose Sports Authority to bring NCAA championships to San Jose provides the opportunity to showcase San Jose, provide a memorable student-athlete experience and positively impact the local sports community and fans. I would like to thank Patricia Ernstrom and Mayor Sam Liccardo for this opportunity. I am looking forward to working with the other Board members to further the mission of the San Jose Sports Authority.”

“We are honored and delighted to have Lynn join the San Jose Sports Authority Board of Directors,” said Charlie Faas, San Jose Sports Authority Board Chair. “The West Coast Conference has been an integral partner to the Sports Authority and the City of San Jose for many years, and we look forward to Lynn’s insights and leadership as a valuable member of our team.”

Under Holzman’s leadership, the West Coast Conference has partnered with the San Jose Sports Authority to bring the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship to San Jose. Last week the NCAA announced the WCC, in partnership with the SJSA, will host the 2019 and 2021 Women’s College Cups at Avaya Stadium.


About the West Coast Conference

The West Coast Conference was formed in 1952 and has evolved and grown to become a nationally recognized and competitive force in Division I intercollegiate athletics, with 15 conference-sponsored sports: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s beach volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, women’s rowing, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis and women’s volleyball. The WCC is characterized by the stability of its membership and its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics. For more information, visit or follow the West Coast Conference on Twitter @WCCsports


About the San Jose Sports Authority

The San Jose Sports Authority is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the City of San Jose’s economic development, visibility and civic pride through sports. Serving as the City’s sports commission since in 1991, the Sports Authority has provided leadership and support to attract and host hundreds of sporting events in San Jose and the South Bay. The Sports Authority also supports and operates community, youth and amateur sports programs, including the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame and the REACH Youth Scholarship Program. To learn more, visit