Skip to Main Content

Former ISU Sports Information Director Glenn Alford honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by College Sports Information Directors of America

March 7, 2019

POCATELLO – Former Idaho State University Sports Information Director Glenn Alford has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Former ISU Sports Information Director Glenn Alford honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by College Sports Information Directors of America
Glenn Alford

“It’s one of the oldest clichés in the book, but I am honored and humbled by it,” said Alford, ISU’s sports information director for 31 years.

This year’s College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) list of people honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards also included Liz Abel from the University of Utah, Tim Bourret from Clemson University, Rob Schabert of Tennessee Tech University, Steve Schwepker from Point University and Steve Ulrich of the Centennial Conference.

“Abel, from the University of Utah, is a legend, the SID at Clemson, Bourret, does awesome work, and Rob Schabert is the gold standard of the people in the not real big colleges,” Alford said. “I’m in real good company being with Liz, Dave and Rob.”

Alford was ISU sports information director from 1967 to 1998 and then worked from 1998 to 2007 in the ISU Office of University Relations, which is now the Office of Marketing and Communications.

Among his honors, Alford was inducted into the Idaho State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001 as an honorary inductee. He also received a 25-Year Award from CoSIDA this year along with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The highlight of his career was all the people he met and got to know.

“I’ve met coaches, athletes and other people on campus and in general I’ve met some incredible folks through the years,” Alford said.

In recent years, Alford said that through Facebook he was been able to rekindle relationships with former ISU athletes, coaches and fans that he’d lost contact with.  He has also been in the habit of posting game summaries of Bengal football and men’s and women’s basketball on Facebook, which has caused some of his former Bengal friends and colleagues to pay attention to ISU sports again.

“Some of them are painting their Bengal stripes back on,” he said.

The job of sports information directors has changed dramatically through the years. For example, his last year as ISU’s sports information director in 1998 was the first year he used a computer for his job. Now sports information directors can’t function without the Internet and social media.

All 2019 CoSIDA Special Award winners will be honored at the organization’s annual convention which takes place in June in Orlando, Florida. The Lifetime Achievement Award winners will be recognized during the CoSIDA Hall of Fame luncheon on Monday, June 10, and the 25-Year Award winners will be presented during the CoSIDA divisional day breakfast and kickoff presentation on Tuesday, June 11.

Alford said he may attend to the annual event with his daughter Rosa.

Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral high research activity university and teaching institution founded in 1901, attracts students from around the world to its Idaho campuses. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls and Twin Falls, ISU has nine Colleges, a Graduate School and a Division of Health Sciences that together offer more than 250 certificate and degree programs. More than 12,000 students attend ISU. Idaho State University is the state's designated lead institution in health professions.

 

  • 卡布的专栏作者中国国家地理网 2019-06-17
  • 广州记忆丨无龙舟不端午!没有强劲臂弯的龙船发烧友不是好的传承人 2019-06-16
  • 上半年信用卡五大套路排行榜 你中了几招 2019-06-16
  • 天上不会掉馅饼,想要富起来,就要把别人的据为己有,能把别人的据为己有的问世间能有谁,能有几人,所谓的专家明白了吗。 2019-06-15
  • 《对话·寓言2047》第二季首演 张艺谋碰撞艺术与科技 2019-06-14
  • 定陶战役:示弱于敌重点围歼的范例 2019-06-13
  • 海印公园北片物业及配套停车场出租项目 2019-06-13
  • Simon Westcott:中国要靠“讲故事”提振入境市场--旅游频道 2019-06-12
  • 俄罗斯世界杯F组:球迷风采 2019-06-11
  • 你没有意识到,也许做空气更好 2019-06-10
  • 用当代中国马克思主义指导改革发展实践(深入学习贯彻习近平新时代中国特色社会主义思想) 2019-06-10
  • 女出纳侵吞千万公款扮富婆 7年未被公司发现 2019-06-09
  • 食物能够为人体提供能量,衣服能够为人体保存能量,从而保证人的生命的延续和存在,达到健康长寿的终极目的。 2019-06-09
  • 光明网招聘两名行政助理 2019-06-08
  • 解析汽车空调异味漏氟根源 维护需注意这些方面 2019-06-07
  • 197| 51| 687| 477| 177| 289| 393| 125| 228| 555|