Associate Athletics Director For Football Communications
And Special ProjectsSan José State University
Local, state and national media know whom to contact for their athletics information. As a mentor, spokesman and champion of the San José State Athletics Department for more than 40 years, Lawrence Fan puts Spartan student-athletes before himself. He serves the Bay Area media in many capacities, such as arranging interviews for athletes—including the 1987 Heisman Trophy campaign for former quarterback Mike Perez. Fan’s numerous awards from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) include: the 2017 President’s Award, 2013 Trailblazer Award, and the prestigious Arch Ward Award and induction into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame in 2012. Fan is a founder of the Job Seekers Committee and served as chair from 1994-2017. He also helped organize and manage job fair activities at the annual convention, initiated and now manages the CoSIDA Career Center email blast program.