Pacific's Blake Timm ('98) named Northwest Conference Sports Information Director of the Year

Alumnus recently completed his 12th year as publicist for Boxer Athletics.

Pacific University’s Blake Timm has been selected by his peers within the Northwest Conference as the recipient of the 2011 Jack Sareault Award as the conference’s Sports Information Director of the Year.
Timm is the first person to win the award, which began in 2005-06, a second time.

The NWC SID of the Year award is named in honor of Jack Sareault, who served as the conference's SID for 19 years (1978 - 1997). Following his retirement, Sareault spent countless hours building detailed histories of NWC sports. Sareault passed away in the fall of 2008.

"I am very humbled to be the first two-time recipient of the Sareault Award," Timm said. "It is an honor to work with one of the best groups of sports information directors in the nation and to be so honored by colleagues and friends."

Over the course of this academic year Timm promoted the first year of the return of Pacific football, which garnered significant regional and national media attention, oversaw the rollout of new website and successfully managed the addition of an assistant SID to the staff.  

And he coordinated the rollout of a successful video initiative resulting in 60 highlight videos being produced for the website and YouTube.

"There is something special about being able to work at one's alma mater," he said. "Pacific athletics is growing and building in so many positive ways, and I am fortunate to be part of it."

In addition to his work at Pacific, Timm finished a six-year term on the College SportsInformation Directors of America’s (CoSIDA) Board of Directors in 2010 and spent 2011 as a member of CoSIDA's College Division Management Advisory Council.  He joined Rotary Club of Forest Grove in March 2011 and serves on the club's scholarship committee.

Timm is going into his fifth year as media relations director for the Pacific University Legends Golf Classic, which raises funds for the University's athletics program. In this role, he has coordinated lead-up tournament publicity, on-site media requests and media sponsorships. He has worked with tournament host and KISS lead guitarist Tommy Thayer, Gene Simmons, George Lopez, John Daly, Lisa Guerrero and others.

In the midst of his duties and the start-up of football, Timm trained for and completed October’s Portland Marathon in a time of 3 hours, 58 minutes.

Past Jack Sareault Award winners include Chris Thompson of the University of Puget Sound (2010), Blair Cash of George Fox University (2009), Kelly Bird of Linfield College (2008) and Steve Flegel of Whitworth University and the Northwest Conference (2006).

In addition to the conference honor, Timm recently received three “Best In The District” awards in CoSIDA’s annual Fred Stabley, Sr., Writing Contest.  Timm took first place in the general feature category for his “Return To The Gridiron” feature, which was published in the Fall 2010 Pacific magazine as well as for event coverage for a release detailing Pacific’s first football practice in 19 years.  

In addition, a first place award was bestowed for athlete feature for “The Improbable Kicker,” a feature on Pacific’s Jon Lee that was published in the Nov. 7 football game program.  All three stories can be via links on the Pacific website,

Timm recently completed his 12th year as Pacific University’s sports information director. He is a 1998 graduate of Pacific with a degree in journalism.

Posted by Joe Lang ( on Jun 10, 2011 at 2:07 PM

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