Denny Dressman

Denny Dressman

DENNY DRESSMAN was inducted into the Denver Press Club Hall of Fame in 2008. He is the author of eight books, the most recent one THE IDEA WITHIN, published in November 2016. Among the others:

  • 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)
  • HEARD but not SEEN (ComServ Books, 2015)

He also has edited six 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, including the Eddie Robinson biography, which was a Colorado Book Awards finalist in 2010. HEARD but not SEEN was a nominee for best baseball book of the year in 2015.

His feature "Next on the Tee: Lewis & Clark," which was published in Colorado Avid Golfer magazine, won the Colorado Authors' League 2015 award for Best Feature.

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 president of the Colorado Authors League (CAL), and a member of Biographers International Organization (BIO), and the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH). He taught classes on writing in the University of Denver’s University College Enrichment Program for three years.

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.