Jeffrey Febus


Jeffrey Febus

Biography

Jeff Febus is in his 26th year as the Sports Information Coordinator at Calvin University.

A native of Grand Rapids, Febus is a 1992 Calvin University graduate who majored in telecommunications and minored in journalism. While a Calvin student, he was a sportswriter for the school's student newspaper Chimes and served as sports director at Calvin's student television station CVN-Channel 4. As a senior in 1992, he served as the lead play-by-play broadcaster for CVN's telecast of the NCAA III Championship game in men's basketball between Calvin and the University of Rochester (NY)

Mr. Febus earned a master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Drake University. As a Drake student, he served as a graduate assistant for the Dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

In his 26 years as Calvin's Sports Information Coordinator, he has covered 10 Calvin teams that have captured national championships—four in men's cross country, two in women's cross country, two in women's volleyball and one in men's basketball.

Febus has received awards from CoSIDA for his post-season publications celebrating Calvin's national championships. In 2000, he received a CoSIDA writing award for his coverage of Calvin's national championship men's basketball team. In 2010, he was named the recipient of the MIAA's Robin Hartman Writing Award for his profile of Calvin golfers Jon and Ben Kuiper. In 2018, he received the Robin Hartman Writing Award for the second time, earning the award for his story on former Calvin women’s soccer standout Tara Wegner.

In addition, he has served as a free-lance writer for the Grand Rapids Business Journaland for the Advance Newspapers.

Febus oversees a crew of Calvin student workers that produce stories, statistics and photos as well as internet broadcast coverage of Calvin athletics. Several of his students have received awards from the MIAA. Febus also contributes to Calvin's audio broadcast coverage and occasionally fills in as a broadcaster of Calvin basketball games for radio station WFUR 102.9 FM.

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