Honoree has completed 44 years as WWU Sports Information Director
In first year as Western Athletics Historian after retiring following 48 years as director of sports information (40 full-time, three on part-time basis and five as student) ... 2011 inductee into College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Hall of Fame and received CoSIDA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 ... 2015 WWU Lynda Goodrich Legacy Award winner ... Chair of Great Northwest Athletic Conference Sports Information Directors Committee for nine years (2001-10) ... Served one-year (2000-01) as College Division Representative (West Region) on CoSIDA Board of Directors ... Received WWU President's Exceptional Effort Award in 2010 ... 1993 recipient of Ike Pearson Award, given annually by NAIA-Sports Information Directors Association to honor outstanding contributions to profession ... Has received 43 CoSIDA and NAIA publications awards; including eight Best in the Nation ... Served two terms as Area I Representative on Executive Committee of the NAIA-SIDA ... Past member of the gambling awareness and job attrition committees of CoSIDA... Also served as publicity director for Evergreen Conference (five years), Northwest Women's Basketball League (three years), and Washington Intercollegiate Basketball Association (one year) ... Director of Public Relations at Holiday Hills Recreation Center in Spokane in 1972 ... Obtained bachelor's degree in journalism at WWU in 1971 ... In 1969, received Rodstrom Scholarship from Puget Sound Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association ... 1966 graduate of Ferndale High School ... 68 years old ... He and wife Geri Forsberg, who is a professor in English department at WWU, have one child, son Aaron 17.