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I Played for Frosty: Celebrated Stories of Faith, Life and Football

I Played for Frosty: Celebrated Stories of Faith, Life and Football

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There was no experience like playing football for Frosty Westering. For anyone unsure of that bold claim, read the words of his former players to understand just how unique and life-changing this legendary coach was. “I Played For Frosty” contains inspiring stories about how Frosty personally impacted his players and everyone who was a part of every football program he led throughout his illustrious career. This book also includes hundreds of historical photos that capture Frosty’s impact that started in Iowa and ended at Pacific Lutheran University, where national championships were simply a byproduct of the coaching style and leadership philosophy far ahead of its time.

Co-Author Bios:

Chad Bonham has been working as a creative media professional for more than 30 years. A graduate of the University of Tulsa, he has authored or co-authored 35 books, contributed to an additional 50-plus published works, and has written hundreds of articles for over 30 print publications and online sites.

Chad has also enjoyed success as a filmmaker and visual storyteller. He has collectively produced, directed and written six documentaries and has two screenplays in development. Chad has made a significant impact as a film marketing consultant for various companies such as Provident Films, Pure Flix Entertainment, Sony Films, and Affirm Films.

Chad resides in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma with his wife Amy and their three sons. He is a guest lecturer at Oral Roberts University and serves on the Board of Directors for A Special Purpose, a non-profit that benefits families caring for special needs children.

Paul Hoseth is one of the most accomplished members of the Pacific Lutheran University athletic community. From 1968 to 2005, he was a professor (37 years), head track coach (14 years with five NAIA All-Americans and a national championship), and Dean of the School of Physical Education and Athletic Director (nine years).

Most famously, Hoseth served as assistant football coach and defensive coordinator for 28 years and was part of three NAIA National Championships (1980, 1987, 1993). During his tenure, PLU was 218-64-7 and won 13 conference championships. Hoseth was Athletic Director when PLU won the NCAA Division III National Football Championship. He was named NCAA West Region Division III Athletic Director of the Year for 2000-01.

Hoseth is a member of the Two Harbors High School Athletic Hall of Fame (1997), the PLU Athletic Hall of Fame (2006), and the Tacoma-Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame (2010). He was also a member of the NAIA national championship team at Concordia College, from which he graduated in 1966. Hoseth also holds a Masters from South Dakota State and a Ph.D. in Education from Oregon.

He and his wife, Jeanne reside in Bonney Lake, Washington. They have two adult children and four grandchildren.

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