Linfield Wildcats

Jeff Kizer

Meritorious Service

Jeff Kizer With a combination of hard work, imagination and financial backing, Jeff Kizer has helped develop Linfield's facilities into some of the finest sports venues found anywhere in the country.

Using his knowledge and expertise in the field of construction, Kizer has overseen the development of a number of athletic facilities projects. He served as general contractor on the 1991 renovation of Roy Helser Field and the construction of Jim Wright Stadium. He spearheaded similar field and stadium projects at the Linfield softball diamond and helped supervise the installation of Musco stadium lighting at both fields in 2001.

In 1988, with support from fellow Hall of Fame inductees Ron Davison and Steve Davis, Kizer built the present-day concession stand, ticket booth and restroom facility. About the same time, the three community volunteers collaborated on a massive drainage project at Maxwell Field that resulted in the entire playing surface being reseeded.

Two years later, Kizer helped install seat backs thoughout much of Memorial Stadium.

In addition to time and resources, Jeff and his wife, Pat, have been major financial contributors to the Linfield athletic department for many years.

"We have been very fortunate to have Jeff Kizer as a friend of the college," said director of athletics Scott Carnahan. "He has been a major reason Linfield has been able to enhance its athletic facilities to the degree we have over the last 15 years. Jeff has been a major cog in the wheel."

Kizer is expected to be heavily involved in Linfield's anticipated reconstruction of the running track and football playing surface at Maxwell Field. Once funding is complete, the athletic department plans to reconfigure the running track to Olympic standards and also replace the natural grass with state-of-the-art FieldTurf.

Kizer works seasonally for Kizer Excavating, a company he founded along with his brother. He also is owner of Elliott Road Mini Storage in Newberg.