Department of Athletics

Southern Maine’s BL Elfring To Be Inducted into College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Hall of Fame

GORHAM, Maine   – Beginning with his student-employment in the University of Maine in 1978 through his 23rd year as the University of Southern Maine's Sports Information Director, the Huskies' long-time athletic communications professional BL Elfring has devoted nearly 40 years of service to field of athletics: crafting press releases, updating record books, cataloging photography, and coordinating media services for various championship events.  For his long-time service and commitment to serving student-athletes, coaches and the staff that supports any athletic department, Elfring will be inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Hall of Fame in June of 2018.

            A veteran member of CoSIDA, Elfring has earned numerous awards for his publications and his achievements within the profession.  As a member of the ECAC-SIDA, Elfring was recognized with the 2002 Irving T. Marsh Award for outstanding contributions and service to the profession.  In 2013, Elfring was the recipient of the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) Transitional Athletic Administrator Award in recognition of his role as Southern Maine's NCAA Director of Compliance. 

            "I couldn't be happier than to see BL inducted to the CoSIDA Hall of Fame.  What a great honor and so very well deserved.  He's been in the sports information/athletic media relations business for nearly 40 years, and his work ethic is truly amazing, beyond expectation, and he is absolutely one of the most dependable and dedicated people I have ever had the pleasure to work with," commented University of Southern Maine Director of Athletics, Al Bean. "A true professional, well-informed, highly respected and one of the most ethical people I know,  BL also serves USM as its NCAA Compliance Officer.  I have complete confidence in his abilities to keep our staff informed and educated regarding NCAA rules and regulations including annual changes in policies.  My congratulations to BL, enjoy the moment, you clearly deserve it. READ MORE