1992 Associated Press Sports Editor Red Smith Award winner Ed Storin was a long-time editor in sports at the Miami Herald.
Storin was also the long-time secretary/treasurer for APSE. He was given the organization’s Jack Berninger Award for extraordinary service to to APSE in 2019.
“Before most of you were members, there was APSE and there was Ed Storin, and one seemingly could not have existed without the other,” said current APSE Executive Director Bill Eichenberger, who accepted the award for Storin. “While he never officially had the title of executive director, he ran the organization with an iron fist and an incredible attention to detail.
“A sports editor at the Miami Herald and the 1992 winner of the Red Smith Award, Ed retired early to Hilton Head and directed his legendary energy and focus toward APSE. In that role, he mentored hundreds of sports editors, myself included, and left a legacy of service to the profession that is unmatched.
“He says he’s sorry he could not be here today, but his influence on this organization remains strong. When I became executive director, Ed, who zealously guarded the APSE treasury, gave me some vintage Storin advice, telling me, ‘Be careful, Bill, there are a lot of people in APSE who like to spend other people’s money.’
“While that was the gruff exterior he showed to many incoming officers over the years, no one cared more for the members of APSE and the organization as a whole than Ed did.”