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Frank Bosone

Frank Bosone

NWAACC
Class of 1992

Frank Bosone excelled as a student-athlete at O’Dea, participating in three varsity sports: basketball (3 years), track (3 years), and baseball (2 years). At the time, Bosone was the O’Dea record holder in the 100-, 220-, and 440-yard dashes.

After graduation, he accepted a basketball and track scholarship to the University of Portland. As three-year starter for the Pilots basketball team, Bosone was named a Catholic Digest All-American in 1961 and All West-Coast Honorable Mentions in 1960 and 1961. Bosone also held sprint and relay track records at Portland, which went unbroken for 18 years.

After graduation from Portland, Bosone became a basketball referee. During his 35 year career, he officiated over 1,400 division I games, 19 NCAA tournaments and the National Final in 1990.

Frank was a teacher, counselor, college administrator at Bellevue College. After the 78-79 season, a five-member committee from the NWAACC conference selected Bosone as the first Executive Director of the NWAACC. He served from 1978-1992 as Executive Director and oversaw the merger of OCCAA and the NWAACC in 1983.

A successful businessman and community leader, Bosone has been inducted into the O'Dea High School Hall of Fame, the University of Portland Hall of Fame for basketball and track & field and into the NWAACC Hall of Fame. He is Managing Director at Personal Investment Management Inc, and has been with PIM since 1984. He has Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Portland completed additional graduate work at Seattle University and the University of Washington.

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