Bronzan, Robert T. (1919-2006)

Bronzan, Robert T. (1919-2006)

Date Updated



Kinesiology (formerly Human Performance)/ Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

Academic Rank


Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

Stanford University, 1964 Ed.D.

Stanford University, 1952 MA

University of California at Los Angeles, 1941

San Jose State University, 1940 BA

Modesto Junior College, 1936

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, 1946-1980

Long Beach City College, CA, 1945

Livingston High School, CA, 1941

Washington State University & Concordia University, Canada (Visiting Lecturer)

Administrative and Professional Experience

Officer, U.S. Army Air Corps, June 1941‑Sept. 1945.

Advisory Coach, Philadelphia Eagles (NFL), 1958.

Founder and president of APER Consulting Services since 1973.

Executive Director, California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1975‑1978.

Consultant for planning sports‑related facilities for Iran, Saudi Arabia and Mexico.

Selected Publications

New Concepts in Planning and Funding Athletic, Physical Education and Recreation Facilities, 1974, 248 p.; Public Relations, Promotions and Fund Raising for Athletics and Physical Education, 1977, 268 p.

Published articles: 24 pertaining to Sports‑Related Facilities, Administration of Intercollegiate Athletics, and Sport Management.

Personal Commentary

Professional Affiliations:

President, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, 1968‑69; Chairperson, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA); Committees: Advancement of Intercollegiate Football; Football Centennial; Baseball Legislation. Member, National Collegiate Athletic Association Feasibility of Football Play‑Off; Advisory Committee, NCAA Football Rules Committee; Founding Executive Committee Member, U.S. Track & Field Federation; Founding Member, Board of Governors, U.S. Sports Academy; Founding Member, Executive Board, Sport Management Art & Science Society. U.S. Department of State appointee to Yugoslavia 1964, 1968 and 1972 to assist in organizing the nation's sports programs.

Professional and Special Honors:

Tower Award, SJSU; Merit Award, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (second time awarded in previous 28years), 1991; Distinguished Honor Award, SJSU (granted to the "most distinguished graduate of each academic department of the first centennial," awarded 1982.

Sports Honors:

SJSU Football Hall of Fame; Modesto Junior College Football Hall of Fame; "Football Coach of the Year, Northern California, 1952, 1954 and 1956; Associate Coach, East‑West Football Shrine Classic, 1956.

Date Completed: 9/96

Adapted from: Biographies of Retired Faculty San Jose State University 1997: A Project of the Emeritus Faculty Association of San Jose State University. San Jose, CA: The University, 1997.


Bronzan, Robert T. (1919-2006)