About Denny Dressman
DENNY DRESSMAN was inducted into the Denver Press Club Hall of Fame in 2008. He is the author of five books, including:
- Gerry Faust: Notre Dame’s Man In Motion (A.S. Barnes, 1980)
- Yes I Can! Yes You Can! Tackle Diabetes and Win! (with Jay Leeuwenburg, ComServ Books, 2005)
- The Diabetes Antidote – An Exercise Prescription To Prevent Type 2, To Combat Type 1 (with Doug Burns, ComServ Books, 2007)
- Eddie Robinson "...he was the Martin Luther King of football" (ComServ Books, 2010)
- Sterling Heroes of World War II (with Dr. John Elliff, Vis-Op Publishing, 2012)
He also has edited four other books.
Dressman is a past winner of the Ohio Associated Press Sports Editors' award for Best Sports Column as well as numerous other writing awards, and is a past recipient of the College Football Foundation's Contribution to Amateur Football award. Three of his books have won awards; most recently, the Eddie Robinson biography was a Colorado Book Awards finalist in 2010.
He served as president of the Denver Press Club, the nation’s oldest press club, in 1986, and also was president of the Colorado Press Association, the state's newspaper trade association, in 1993. He is a member of the Colorado Authors League (CAL), Biographers International Organization (BIO), and the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH). In 2012 he was chosen to present a class on writing in the University of Denver’s University College Enrichment Program.
During a 43-year newspaper career, which concluded in June, 2007, after 25 years at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, he also worked at The Kentucky Post, The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Courier-Journal & Louisville Times and the Oakland Tribune, where he was editor.