John Pearce is in his 15th year at Azusa Pacific, and he begins his 14th year as the lead athletics equipment manager. He first worked for one and a half years in the grounds department before joining the athletics department in 1999.
He is responsible for maintenance and repair of all athletics equipment, and he supervises a staff of approximately 30 students who assist him in executing his wide range of responsibilities. Those duties include lining fields and preparing athletics facilities for every Azusa Pacific home game, as well as laundry service for all Cougar athletic teams.
Prior to joining Azusa Pacific, Pearce was a stage manager in Hollywood for a year and a half, and he ran his own carpet-cleaning business for seven years. He moved from New Jersey to California in 1981 when his business transferred him to the west coast while he was working as a supply wholesale sales service manager.
Pearce and his wife Winnie reside in Pomona. Their oldest son Drew resides in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and their daughter Nikole graduated from Azusa Pacific this past summer after completing her degree in liberal studies with an emphasis in special education.