Past Presidents

A list of the APSE presidents (affiliation is consistent with time presidency was assumed).

Year President Newspaper
1974-75 Dave Smith Boston Globe
1975-76 Dave Smith Boston Globe
1976-77 Earl Cox Louisville Courier-Journal
1977-78 Joe McGuff Kansas City Star
1978-79 Wayne Fuson Indianapolis News
1979-80 Bill Millsaps Richmond Times-Dispatch
1980-81 Hubert Mizell St. Petersburg Times
1981-82 Hal Bodley Wilmington News Journal
1982-83 Van McKenzie Atlanta Journal and Constitution
1983-84 Vince Doria Boston Globe
1984-85 Jay Searcy Philadelphia Inquirer
1985-86 Herb Stutz Los Angeles Times
1986-87 Charles Cooper San Francisco Examiner
1987-88 Henry Freeman USA Today
1988-89 Bill Dwyre Los Angeles Times
1989-90 Steve Doyle Orlando Sentinel
1990-91 John Rawlings San Jose Mercury News
1991-92 Jeff Wohler Oregonian
1992-93 Sandra Bailey New York Times
1993-94 Dale Bye Kansas City Star
1994-95 Paul Anger Miami Herald
1995-96 Bill Huffman Arizona Republic
1996-97 Paul Bowker Cedar Rapids Gazette
1997-98 Tim Ellerbee New Orleans Times-Picayune
1998-99 Bob Yates Dallas Morning News
1999-2000 Tracy Dodds Cleveland Plain Dealer
2000-01 Tim Burke Palm Beach Post
2001-02 Don Skwar Boston Globe
2002-03 John Cherwa Tribune Company
2003-04 Bill Eichenberger Newsday
2004-05 Jerry Micco Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
2005-06 Glen Crevier Minneapolis Star Tribune
2006-07 Jim Jenks Philadelphia Inquirer
2007-08 Mike Fannin Kansas City Star
2008-09 Lynn Hoppes Orlando Sentinel-ESPN.com
2009-10 Garry D. Howard Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
2010-11 Phil Kaplan Knoxville News-Sentinel
2011-12 Michael Anastasi Salt Lake Tribune
2012-13 Gerry Ahern USA Today Sports Media Group
2013-14 Tim Stephens CBSSports.com













Mike Sherman

Mike Sherman

The Oklahoman

Mary Byrne

Mary Byrne

First Vice President

Tommy Deas

Tommy Deas

Second Vice President
The Tuscaloosa News

John Bednarowski, sports editor of the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal, was elected to a two-year term as APSE's third vice president in 2014.

John Bednarowski

Third Vice President
Marietta Daily Journal

Jack Berninger

Jack Berninger

Executive Director
Richmond Times-Dispatch

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Aug 6, 2012Third Vice President’s column: Reach out to smaller papers that are not APSE members

  By Tommy Deas Executive Sports Editor The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News   First, let me extend my thanks and appreciation to those who elected me to this position and to all the old friends I got to see and new friends I got to meet at the Summer Conference in Chicago. The Third Vice President’s […]

Jul 28, 2012President’s column: The time is now to invest in the future of APSE

Sponsoring a student through APSE’s new Student Outreach Initiative is a great way to give back to the organization and the future of sports journalism. APSE President Gerry Ahern calls on APSE members to recruit and sponsor one college student as a member of the organization. The students can come from your alma mater or your coverage area. The $25 fee will give the students access to the minds and events that will shape the future of sports journalism.