Senate Honors Late PLU Football Coach “Frosty” with Resolution

The Washington State Senate honored the memory of PLU football coach Forrest “Frosty” Westering with a resolution recognizing his impact on the community.

On Friday, April 26, 2013, the Senate honored the life and legacy of honored PLU football coach Forrest “Frosty” Westering with a resolution sponsored by Sen. Bruce Dammeier (Puyallup.)

Frosty began coaching at Parsons College in 1962, but his legendary career took off when he joined the Pacific Lutheran University team in 1972. There he led the PLU team to four national titles, three NAIA titles and one NCAA Division III title.

It wasn’t the number of wins, titles or records that he or the team held that made him so well liked – it was his sense of humor, his positive outlook on life, and his gift of connecting with people that made a lasting impression.

“Frosty was an inspiration to so many people,” said Dammeier, R-Puyallup. “His legacy can be found throughout the Puget Sound region and all across Washington because he impacted the lives of young men who have gone on to become leaders in communities across the state. It is my honor to pay tribute to a man that upheld the highest integrity and character both on and off the football field.”

Frosty’s family, including his wife Donna, daughter Holly, and son Scott, who is the current PLU football coach, as well as two PLU representatives, the vice president of student life and the director of athletics, were in attendance for the formal reading of Senate Resolution 8658.

You can watch archived footage of the resolution and the personal testimony from many legislators by clicking HERE or by visiting tvw.org.

Information thanks to the office of Sen. Bruce Dammeier


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