Jim Muldoon inducted into Rose Bowl Hall of Fame
PASADENA, Calif. – Jim Muldoon, former Associate Commissioner of the Pac-10 Conference, was honored by the Tournament of Roses with his induction into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame presented by Northwestern Mutual during today’s ceremony at the Pasadena Convention Center.
Muldoon served as the Rose Bowl Game Media Director for 29 years, handling the media operations and promotion of the Granddaddy of Them All from 1979-2007. Up until 2007, the Pac-10 Conference handled all media relations for the game. Muldoon served 32 years as associate commissioner of the Pac-10 with responsibilities in media relations, football administration and event management. A graduate of Notre Dame, Muldoon worked for one year as an Assistant SID at San Diego State University and four years for the San Francisco 49ers before joining the Conference office.
Also inducted were Washington’s Mark Brunell (1991, 1992 and 1993 Rose Bowl Games), Brown’s Fritz Pollard (1916 Rose Bowl Game), and Michigan’s Tyrone Wheatley (1993 Rose Bowl Game).
The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame was established in 1989 to pay tribute to members of the Rose Bowl Game who have contributed to the history and excitement of the game, and those who embody the highest level of passion, strength, tradition and honor associated with The Granddaddy of Them All®. In 2015, Northwestern Mutual, the presenting sponsor of the Rose Bowl Game, became the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame sponsor, adding to its support of America’s New Year Celebration®.
With the addition of this year’s class, the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame includes 117 inductees over its 26-year history. Inductees are honored with a permanent plaque that includes their name and year of induction at The Court of Champions at the Rose Bowl Stadium, they are featured during the Rose Parade® presented by Honda®, and are recognized on the field during the Rose Bowl Game.