Melissa L. Pacific

Instructor in Physical Education
Class of 1951 Instructorship
Melissa L. Pacific

"There is nothing better than coaching a player who works hard in the classroom, on the playing field and in all aspects of life. Integrity, humility and hard work are the keys to success on the ice and in life."


M.A. Ohio State University

B.S. Ohio State University


A native of Rockford, Illinois, Coach Pacific tended goal for the Ohio State University women's ice hockey team. She was an OSU scholar-athlete and received many academic and athletic honors in her career as a Buckeye. She captained the team in 2000, 2001 and in 2005, and played on the U.S. Under-22 National Team in 2000 and 2002. She graduated in 2005 from OSU with a B.A. and M.A .in sport and exercise studies: coaching and sport performance.

Coach Pacific has been the girls ice hockey head coach since 2006 following an internship year in 2005. She has put Exeter girls hockey back on the map. Numerous players have won All-State and All-League awards, and the program continues to feed competitive Division 1 and D3 collegiate teams. She has worked many USA development camps and continues to be a player and goalie evaluator for USA Hockey.