The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


PLU coach wins 250th game

Frosty Westering joined an illustrious list of college football coaches who have won 250 games when the Pacific Lutheran Lutes defeated the California Lutheran Kingsmen 45-23 in September.

Westering—in his 34th year as a collegiate head coach and 26th at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash.—improved his overall record to 250-79-7 with the victory. The Kingsmen of California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, are coached by one of Westering's former players, Scott Squires. Westering, who's led the Lutes to three NAIA Division II national titles in seven championship game appearances, becomes the 12th college football coach to achieve the 250-win mark. He is the all-time wins leader in NAIA football.

"It's a matter of loving the game," says Westering, who describes himself as 69 years young. "For me to be able to keep coaching these young guys is enjoyable. It's persistence. It shows that if you stay with something long enough, you'll eventually achieve something."

The Kick-Off Classic between the two colleges was made possible through two Lutheran Brotherhood agencies with several connections to the colleges.


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