December 5, 1927|
Council Bluffs, Iowa
April 12, 2013 (aged 85)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
College Football Hall of Fame|
Inducted in 2005 (profile)
Forrest "Frosty" Westering (December 5, 1927 – April 12, 2013) was an American football coach. He served as the head coach at Parsons College (1962–1963), Lea College (1966–1971), and Pacific Lutheran University (1972–2003). His career mark of 305–96–7 is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) record for most coaching wins, and he ranks ninth in wins among all college football coaches.
After Westering retired, his son Scott took over as head coach of the Pacific Lutheran football team. He still coaches football at Pacific Lutheran today. Frosty's daughter Sue Westering is a gym teacher at Gig Harbor High School, where she coaches the girls volleyball team. She also serves as an assistant to her brother at PLU.
Westering served in the US Marine Corps immediately following World War II. Well known for his motivational speaking and his efforts to spread his positive outlook on life, Westering has written a popular book, Make the Big Time Where You Are. He was buried at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington.
Head coaching record
|Parsons Wildcats (Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1962–1963)|
|Lea Lancers (Independent) (1966–1971)|
|Pacific Lutheran Lutes (Northwest Conference) (1972–2003)|
|1980||Pacific Lutheran||11–1||4–1||2nd||W NAIA D-II Championship|
|1983||Pacific Lutheran||9–3||4–1||1st||L NAIA D-II Championship|
|1985||Pacific Lutheran||10–1–1||6–0||1st||L NAIA D-II Championship|
|1987||Pacific Lutheran||11–1–1||4–1–1||2nd||W NAIA D-II Championship|
|1991||Pacific Lutheran||11–2||5–1||2nd||L NAIA D-II Championship|
|1993||Pacific Lutheran||12–0–1||5–0||1st||W NAIA D-II Championship|
|1994||Pacific Lutheran||11–2||5–0||1st||L NAIA D-II Championship|
|1999||Pacific Lutheran||13–1||4–1||2nd||W NCAA D-III Championship|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|