Boise State's Max Corbet to be Inducted into CoSIDA Hall of Fame

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State's Max Corbet, Assistant Athletic Director/Media Relations, has been selected as one of the seven current or former sports communications professionals to be inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Hall of Fame at the National Workshop in San Francisco on July 7, 2010.

"This is a significant tribute to Max, who is very deserving of this award," said Boise State Athletic Director Gene Bleymaier. "Max is an icon in the sports information field and well respected around the country. In his 20-plus years here at Boise State, he's done a fantastic job. This is a great honor for not only Max, but also for Boise State University."

The former president of CoSIDA in 1999-2000, Corbet served on the CoSIDA Board for nine years, including two years as an at-large representative, four years as officer and three years as past president. He has also served as the organization's Sergeant of Arms at the annual business meeting. Corbet was one of the first CoSIDA presidents who did not come from a "BCS" conference school. Still, he was skilled at including the entire membership during his term on the officer rotation developing strong relationships with the college division and university division leadership as well.

He has been active on CoSIDA Committees throughout his career, serving as the past chairman of the nominating, site selection, special awards, workshop social and workshop program committees. In addition to the leadership he showed while on the CoSIDA Board, Corbet has also been a leader and influential mentor to many while in the profession. He has an impressive record of hosting seven NCAA Men's Basketball Tournaments and one women's tournament at Boise State. He was also the media coordinator for the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 1994 and 1999.

Equally impressive is Corbet's ability to coordinate the media demands and promote Boise State during the football program's amazing rise into national prominence. Despite a small staff, Corbet has managed the load involved with working with a perennial bowl-game contender in Division I football.

A tireless worker, Corbet has done an excellent job at three institutions serving two years as SID from 1979-81 at Texas A & M-Commerce (formally East Texas State), Stephen F. Austin (1981-86), and Boise State since 1986, where he was named the Assistant Athletic Director for media relations in 1998.

The class of 2010 also includes Roger Crosley of Emerson College, John Eggars (Oregon State), Dave Kellogg (Air Force Academy), Larry Happel from Central College, Carol Hudson, long-time SID at Old Dominion, and CoSIDA's Director of External Affairs Barb Kowal. Kellogg and Eggars were selected by the Veterans Selection Committee; the other five were selected by a vote of former CoSIDA Hall of Fame inductees.

This year, the CoSIDA Hall of Fame class and the Academic All-America® Hall of Fame class will be recognized together in an evening banquet, taking place July 7 (6-8 p.m.) at the Marriott Marquis, site of the CoSIDA San Francisco workshop. For the complete release and information on all of the inductees, please visit www.cosida.com.

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