Frosty picked up his 300th career victory in the second game of the 2003 season - his final one at PLU - and finished his 40-year college coaching career with an incredible 305-96-7 overall record (.756 winning percentage).
He earned NAIA Division II Coach of the Year honors in 1983 and 1993 and was the NCAA Division III Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Football Gazette magazine and Shutt Sports. Frosty also received numerous conference coach of the year awards.
On Jan. 8 of this year, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) honored him with the Amos Alonzo Stagg Award, which recognizes former and current football coaches "whose services have been outstanding in the advancement of the best interests of football."
Inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 1995, Frosty is also a member of the Tacoma-Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame, the PLU Athletic Hall of Fame, the Iowa Collegiate Coaching Hall of Fame, and the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame.
Frosty was honored with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Lifetime Achievement Award, the Athletes for a Better World Lifetime Achievement Award, and twice was named the Tacoma News Tribune Man of the Year in Sports.
The excellence Frosty's teams achieved on the field, however, was only a by-product of his overall life philosophy. He valued the development of his players and students - he was a professor with a doctorate in education from the University of Northern Colorado - as more important than wins and trophies. Those things, he believed, gave him a platform from which he could pass on meaningful life lessons.
In an article that appeared in a 2003 edition PLU's publication, Scene, Frosty said, "A championship, in the world, gives you authenticity that you did it. But that really doesn't say anything until you ask, 'What was the trip like?' The trip was the greatest thing in life whether we won or lost."
To say that Frosty impacted the lives of thousands of individuals – players, parents, students, school administrators, opposing coaches and players – would not be an understatement.