Cal State Fullerton Titans
|CSUF Titans Intercollegiate Athletics|
|Conference||Big West Conference|
|Athletic director||Jim Donovan|
|Varsity teams||7 men's & 9 women's|
|Basketball arena||Titan Gym|
|Baseball stadium||Goodwin Field|
|Soccer stadium||Titan Stadium|
|Fight song||For our dear old Fullerton!|
Navy Orange White
The CSUF Titans are the intercollegiate athletic teams of California State University, Fullerton, located in Fullerton, California. The Titans are a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level. The Titans compete within the Big West Conference (BWC) for most sports, wrestling competes as a member of the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) and gymnastics competes as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). CSUF has won 13 national championships in eight different sports.
- 1 Sports
- 1.1 Dropped programs
- 1.2 Baseball
- 1.3 Men's Basketball
- 1.4 Women's Basketball
- 1.5 Men's Cross Country
- 1.6 Women's Cross Country
- 1.7 Football
- 1.8 Softball
- 1.9 28 Titan Softball All-Americans in their History
- 1.10 The Dance Team
- 1.11 Tennis
- 1.12 Discontinued Historical Titans Men's Tennis Head Coaches Roster
- 1.13 Men's Track & Field
- 1.14 Women's Track & Field
- 1.15 Men's Soccer
- 1.16 Titans in men's professional soccer
- 1.17 Titans on Represented on United States Olympic Men's Soccer Squads include
- 1.18 Women's Soccer
- 1.19 Women's Volleyball
- 1.20 Titans Women's Volleyball All Americans
- 1.21 Titans on USA Women's Volleyball Rosters
- 1.22 Wrestling
- 2 Championships
- 3 Former Titans Athletic Directors
- 4 Titans Athletic Hall of Fame Members
- 5 Facilities
- 6 Rivals
- 7 References
- 8 External links
The Cal State Fullerton Titans Athletic Department sponsors the following Intercollegiate Sports:
Men's Intercollegiate Athletic Teams
Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Teams
- Wrestling & Gymnastics were both dropped at the same time after the 2010-2011 season due to budget constraints.
- Fencing Intercollegiate Program for Men and Women was discontinued in 2008 due to budget constraints.
- Men's Tennis was discontinued after the 1987 season due to budget constraints.
- Football was discontinued in 1992 due to budget constraints.
- See also: The National Classic (high-school tournament at CSUF)
Baseball is Cal State Fullerton's strongest athletic program. The Titans are consistently rated among the nation's elite baseball programs. They have won four national championships in the NCAA Men's Baseball College World Series since 1979: 1979, 1984, 1995, and 2004. Home games are played on campus at Goodwin Field. The team is currently coached by Rick Vanderhook. As of the end of the 2007 season, there had been 43 MLB players who played for the school.
- In 1978, the Men's Basketball team - coached by Bobby Dye - made it to the Elite 8 in basketball in the NCAA Tournament and were considered the year's Cinderella story as a #7 seed (out of 8). The team defeated University of New Mexico at Tempe, AZ, and then defeated USF before losing to University of Arkansas in regionals at Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fullerton was led by Greg Bunch, a CSUF Hall of Famer. Since then, the team has been to the NIT three times. In 2008, the team finished the season 24-9, defeated UC Irvine 81-66 in the Big West Conference Championship. They qualified for their second NCAA tournament (first in 30 years), where they faced the (#3) Wisconsin Badgers as a #14 seed in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, losing the game 71-58.
- 2013-14 season Dedrique Taylor was named Head Coach of the Titans Men's Basketball team.
- Dedrique Taylor has been with Coach Herb Sendek at Arizona State University since 2006. Prior to that, Taylor has coached at Nevada, Portland State Vikings Men's Basketball program, Loyola Marymount University Lions Men's Basketball program and UC Davis Aggies Men's Basketball program. Taylor, has been long respected as one of the top recruiters in the west with strong ties to the Los Angeles area, thought to be a key component in winning at Fullerton.
- Head Coach Dedrique Taylor played at UC Davis as well as two Junior Colleges and is a native of California, growing up in Pomona.
- Taylor replaces CSUF Interim Head Coach Andy Newman, who guided the Titans to a 14-18 record overall and 6-12 in the Big West Conference in 2012-13 season. Newman was the Interim Head Coach, replacing Head Coach Bob Burton last season.
Previous Titans Head Men's Basketball Coaches
- Alex Omalev(1960-1972) - Overall Record 139 Wins-176 Losses
- Moe Radovich(1972-1973) - Overall Record 9 Wins - 17 Losses
- Bobby Dye(1973-1980) - Overall Record 109 Wins - 78 Losses
- George McQuarn(1980-1988) - Overall Record 122 Wins - 117 Losses
- John Sneed(1988-1992) - Overall Record 55 Wins - 59 Losses
- Brad Holland(1992-1994) - Overall Record 23 Wins - 31 Losses
- Bob Hawking(1994-2000) - Overall Record 59 Wins - 103 Losses
- Donny Daniels(2000-2003) - Overall Record 20 Wins - 64 Losses
- Bob Burton(2003-2012) - Overall Record 155 Wins - 122 Losses
- Andy Newman,Interim(2012-2013) - Overall Record 14 Wins - 18 Losses
- Dedrique Taylor(2013-2014) - Overall Record 11 Wins - 20 Losses
Titans Players in the NBA(Pro Basketball League)
- Titans Women's Basketball Record in 45 years since 1969 is: 555 Wins - 655 Losses
- (1969 - 1977) Finished 1st in the Conference - 8 Titles
- Titans Genia Miller(1987–91) All-Time Leading Scorer with 2,415 Points followed by Toni Thomas(2005–09) at 1,786 Points and Megan Richardson(2008–12) with 1,742.
- Titans Genia Miller(1987–91) All-Time Leading Rebounder with 1,162 followed by Toni Thomas(2005–09) at 897 and Terri Withers(1981–85) with 805 rebounds
- Titans Eugenia Miller-Rycraw - Women's Basketball Kodak All-American (1991)
- Titans Nancy Ratliff - Women's Basketball WBNS All-American (1982)
- Titans Nancy Dunkle - Women's Basketball Kodak All-American (1974-1977)
Titans Women's Basketball Postseason Berths
- NWIT (1984–85) in Amarillo, Texas - Texas Tech 71, CS Fullerton 68
- NWIT - CS Fullerton 75, West Virginia 71
- NWIT - CS Fullerton 71, West Texas A&M 64 (Finished Tie for 3rd in tournament)
- NCAA Tournament (1988–89) First Round in Missoula, Montana - At Montana 82, CS Fullerton 67
- NCAA Tournament (1990–91) First Round - At CS Fullerton 84, Louisiana Tech 80
- NCAA Tournament (1990–91) Second Round in Palo Alto, Ca. - At Sanford 91, CS Fullerton67
Previous Titans Women's Basketball Head Coaches
- Billie Moore(1969-1977) Overall Record 140 Wins - 15 losses
- Nancy Dunkie(1977-1979) Overall Record 28 Wins - 23 Losses
- Chris Gobrecht(1979-1985) Overall Record 84 Wins - 92 Losses
- Dr. Maryalyce Jeremiah(1985-1992) Overall Record 112 Wins - 93 Losses
- Debbie Ayers(1992-1997) Overall Record 44 Wins - 92 Losses
- Denise Curry(1997-2000) Overall Record 16 Wins - 64 Losses
- Barbara Ehardt(2000-2003) Overall Record 12 Wins - 72 Losses
- Dr. Maryalyce Jeremiah(2003-2009) Overall Record 65 Wins - 112 Losses
- Marcia Foster(2009-2013) Overall Record 46 Wins - 79 Losses
- Daron Park(2013-2014) Overall Record 12 Wins - 18 Losses (Current Head Coach)
Titan Women's Basketball News
- On February 3, 2013, assistant women's basketball coach Monica Quan, 28, was found dead on a parking structure at a condominium complex.
Men's Cross Country
- 1971 NCAA Division II Championship Team Title
- 1970 NCAA College Division Individual Championship winner - Mark Covert '73
- Seven-Time All-American - Mark Covert '73
- 1992 Individual Big West Champion (8K) - Mike Tansley, Time - 25:53.00
- 1993 Individual Big West Champion (8K) - Mike Tansley, Time - 24:33.00
- 1992 & 1993 Big West Athlete of the Year - Mike Tansley
Head Coach John Elders has directed his Titan program since 1988 - 26 season's for both the Men's & Women's Teams
Women's Cross Country
- 1994 All-American Heather Killeen, distance runner
The CSUF football program, discontinued in 1992, set NCAA Division 1-A records for most fumbles (73) in a single season and Most Fumbles Lost (41) in a single season. Several Titans moved on to the NFL, including NY Giants standout Mark Collins. It also produced three Canadian Football League players: Mike Pringle who is the league's all-time leading rusher, Damon Allen, the league's all-time leading passer until October 2011, and Allen Pitts, the league's all-time leading receiver until 2008 when he was passed by Milt Stegall. There is currently an effort, including a petition, to reinstate the football team.
Titans Football Career Leader Stats
- Rick Calhoun (1983–86) Titans Rushing Career Leader - 2,646 Yards
- Mike Pringle (1988–89) Titans Rushing Touchdowns Career Leader - 19
- Rick Calhoun (1983–86) Titans All-Purpose Yards Career Leader - 4,493 Yards
- Dan Speltz (1988–89) Titans Passing Yards Career Leader - 4,595 Yards
- Dan Speltz (1988–89) Titans Touchdown Passes Career Leader - 33
- Damon Allen (1981-1984) Titans Total Offense Career Leader - 4,653 Yards
- Rocky Palamara (1988–89) Titans Receiving Yards Career Leader - 1,899 Yards
- Rocky Palamara (1988–89) Titans Receiving Touchdown Career Leader - 18
Historical Titans Head Football Coaches
- Dick Coury (1970-1971) - Overall Record 13 Wins - 8 Losses - 1 Tie
- Pete Yoder (1972-1974) - Overall Record 18 Wins - 15 Losses
- Jim Coletto (1975-1979) - Overall Record 17 Wins - 38 Losses - 1 Tie
- Gene Murphy (1980-1992) - Overall Record 59 Wins - 89 Losses - 1 Tie
- Overall Titans Football Record - 107 Wins - 150 Losses - 3 Ties
Noteworthy Titans Assistant Football Coaches(Coaching Incubator)
- Titans won the NCAA National Championship in 1986
- 1980 AIAW finished 9th
- 1981 AIAW finished 2nd
- 1982 NCAA finished 3rd
- 1983 NCAA finished 2nd
- 1985 NCAA finished 3rd
- 1987 NCAA finished 3rd
- 1995 Women's College World Series finished 5th
- Titans made 25 NCAA postseason appearances in there history.
Head Coach Judi Garman directed the team from 1980-1999 overall record 913-376-4 Won/Loss/Tie result.
Head Coach Michelle Gromacki directed the team from 2000-2012 overall record 424-302-1 Won/Loss/Tie result.
2013 Head Coach Kelly Ford currently is leading the team.
2004 United States Olympic Games Athlete "Titans Three-Time All-American" Jenny Topping won a gold medal as a member of the team in Athens, Greece.
28 Titan Softball All-Americans in their History
The Dance Team
The Dance Team performs at men and women's home basketball games and is also very successful at a competitive level. From 2000-06, they won the Universal Dance Association National Championship 6 out of 7 years. The CSUF Dance Team has won the past 4 consecutive years from 2010-2013 and currently holds 12 National Titles for UDA Division 1 Jazz.
- New first year Head Coach Dianne Matias for the 2013-14 season recorded(8 wins-15 losses overall), who becomes the fifth Cal State Fullerton Women's Tennis Head Coach since the 1983 season to lead the CSUF Titans Women's Tennis program.
Previous Titans Women's Head Tennis Coaches
- Virginia Scheel (1969-1973)
- Jean Davenport (1973-1976)
- Jan Billings (1976-1981)
- Jan Kernen (1981-1982)
- Bill Cole (1982-1983)
- Bill Etchegaray (1983-1985)
- Brad Allen (1985-1989)
- Bill Reynolds (1989-2013), 2013 Big West Women's Co-Coach of the Year with 178 career wins overall in 24 years at the helm recently retired.
Titans Noteworthy Tennis Matchplay
- In a noteworthy CSUF Women's Tennis result at the end of the 1985 collegiate season Kristi Blankenship is the first ever Titans Women's Tennis player to be selected to compete in the 1985 NCAA Division 1 National Women's Collegiate Tennis Championship Tournament held that year at Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma City,Ok.. She was ousted in the early round by a top rated University of Miami Hurricanes player 7-5, 6-4 but gave a solid effort in representing the Titans. Blankenship was selected by the NCAA Regional Selection Committee to participate in the championship tournament with other collegiate women tennis players from across the nation.
- In 1992 Big West Conference Women's Collegiate Tennis Championships Number 1 Flight Singles Championship round CSUF's Roseann Alva upset her UC Irvine opponent in the semi-finals to gain to the finals out of nowhere only to lose to her competitor from UC Santa Barbara 6-2, 6-2 in the final, nobody could have predicted this Titan player to make it so far in the Conference Tournament at the top singles flight. Coincidentally in the 1992 season the Titan Women's Tennis team never won a team match all season but the Cal State Fullerton's Alva persevered in the Collegiate Conference Tournament with her performance.
Titans Individual Yearly Results in Big West All-Conference Women's Tennis
Discontinued Historical Titans Men's Tennis Head Coaches Roster
Men's Track & Field
Head Coach John Elders has directed the Titans Track men's program since 1988 – 27 years season's.
|TITANS MEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD SCHOOL RECORDS|
|3000M SC||Mike Tansley||8:41.27||1994|
|110m Hurdles||Lamar Jackson||14.34||2007|
|400m Hurdles||Richard Adams||51.28||2001|
|4x100m Relay||McCullum F., Williams, Brown, Campbell||40.15||2002|
|4x400m Relay||Brown, McCullum F., Campbell, Ortega||3:10.46||2002|
|Long Jump||Brandon Campbell||25'4.5"||2001|
|Triple Jump||Joe Thomas||51'11.25"||2004|
|High Jump||Brandon Campbell||7'4.5"||2001|
|Pole Vault||Giovanni Lanaro||18'4.5"||2004|
|Shot Put||Don Turri||59'11"||1973|
|Discus Throw||Fritz Coffman||176'4"||1974|
|Javelin Throw||Rob Vazquez||228'11.5"||1991|
|Javelin Throw (Old Table)||Jim Feeney||243'4"||1972|
|Hammer Throw||Scott Hutchinson||189'9"||2007|
|Decathlon||Brandon Campbell||6,637 Points||2000|
|Decathlon (Old Table)||Paul Fink||7,067 Points||1974|
|Titans Men's Outdoor School Track Records (Imperial Distances)|
|880 YDS.||Mike Eck||1:49.2h||1968|
|Three-Miles||John Casco & Dave White||13.42.0h||1971/1973|
|Six Miles||Mark Covert||28:08.3h||1971|
|120 YD. Hurdles||Ed Hill||14.4h||1967|
|440 YD. Hurdles||Jerry Huss||52.4h||1973|
|440 YD. Relay||Small, Everage, Lloyd, Tavie||41.2h||1975|
|880 YD. Relay||Maikisch, Tiscaareno, Titus, ?||1:27.4h||1971|
|One-Mile Relay||Ankerman, Bryan, Thomas, Lloyd||3:14.6h||1975|
|Sprint Medley||Eck, Ochoa, Smith, Stratton||3:26.5h||1968|
|Two-Mile Relay||Love, Tubb, Keane, Payan||7:36.0h||1971|
|Distance Relay||Wilson, Wooley, Baird, Tubb||9:55.4||1972|
Women's Track & Field
Head Coach John Elders has led the Titans since 1988.
Assistant Coaches Marques Barosso (Sprinters/Hurdles/Relays), Chris Witscher (Throws), Estelle Naito (Pole Vault), Reny Colton (Jumps/Combined Events), Dylan Knight (Middle/Long Distance) are the current coaching staff for the Titans.
|TITANS WOMEN"S TRACK & FIELD OUTDOOR RECORDS|
|3000M SC||Juliane Masciana||10:15.96||2009|
|100m Hurdles||Lauren Williams||13.22||2009|
|400m Hurdles||Destany Cearley||1:00.51||2006|
|400m Relay||Short, Williams, Evans, Chang||45.52||2010|
|1600m Relay||Wilson, Blake, McClellan, Hudson||3:39.18||2007|
|Long Jump||Anna Doty||19'5 1/4||2002|
|Triple Jump||Anna Doty||41'5 3/4||2001|
|High Jump||Loren Gualco||5'7 3/4||1998|
|Pole Vault||Jennifer Clarke||12'10 1/4||2003|
|Shot Put||Jameena Hunt||48'10 3/4||2009|
|Discus Throw||Jameena Hunt||173'9||2009|
|Javelin Throw||Karen Bardsley||135'4||2007|
|Hammer Throw||Jameena Hunt||185'1||2010|
|Hepthalon||Lacey Welborn||4,508 Points||2003|
|6k XC||Grace Gonzales||20:42.20||2008|
|5k XC||Grace Gonzales||17:06.10||2008|
- Current Titans Head Coach George Kuntz (2014-?) - 2nd Season
- NCAA Tournament appearances in 1975 (Second Round), 1986 (First Round), 1993 (Semi-Finals), 1994 (Quarter-Finals), 1996 (Second Round), 1998 (First Round) and 2000 (First Round).
- The Titans Soccer program first year at the University was in 1965 and the first Head Coach was Dr. Azmy Ibrahim.
There were five Head Coaches from 1965 to 1974 before they became a Division 1 soccer program.
- Eight Head Coaches Dennis Checkett (1975,1976), Ralph Perez (1977), Hector Tovar (1978,1979), Jim Noble/Steve McKay (1980), Bob Ammann (2006-2013) in there history of the men's program since 1975 as a Division 1 program to date. Longest Head Coach tenure was Al Mistri who coached 25 years for the Titans from 1981 to 2005.
Titans in men's professional soccer
Titans on Represented on United States Olympic Men's Soccer Squads include
Head Coach Demian Brown since 2007 has had a successful tenure with the Titans with three Big West Conference Titles and being named Big West Conference Soccer Coach of the Year twice in 2007 and 2012. He led the Titans to a NCAA Tournament appearance in 2007 as a first year head coach and again in 2013 to a NCAA Tournament berth and Big West Conference Title. Brown as an assistant Titan coach had helped the Titans to NCAA Tournament appearances in 2005 a "Sweet 16" Tournament performance and in 2006 a Second Round berth in the tournament and two Big West Conference Titles.
- Titans Head Coaches since 1976 (Won-Loss-Tie Record):
- 1976 Kristi Conklin (5-10-3)
- 1977-79 Jill Goldberg (24-50)
- 1980-88 Fran Cummings (84-216)
- 1989-91 Jim Huffman (25-80)
- 1992-2001 Mary Ellen Murchison (76-211)
- 2002-2014 Carolyn Zimmerman (162-169)
- 2015- ? Ashley Preston (Unknown)
- CSUF Titans All-Time Women's Volleyball Record (376-736-3)
- 2010 Titans Best Year (26-6 Record) 1st in Big West Conference
- 2010 Big West Coach of the Year - Carolyn Zimmerman
- 2008 Big West Conference Player of the Year - Brittany Moore
- 2010 Big West Conference Player of the Year - Erin Saddler
Titans Women's Volleyball All Americans
- 2012 Kayla Neto, AVCA Honorable Mention
- 2010 Erin Saddler, AVCA Honorable Mention
- 2009 Kayla Neto, AVCA Honorable Mention
- 2008 Brittany Moore, AVCA Honorable Mention
Titans on USA Women's Volleyball Rosters
- 2013 Bre Moreland, USA U23 Beach National Team
Wrestling dates to 1968 at Cal State Fullerton. The Titans never won a team championship but boast 31 conference champions, 12 Div. I and 3 Div. II All-Americans and 87 NCAA Div. I national qualifiers including at least one in each of the last 26 seasons. Titan Wrestling competed in Division I in the PAC-10 conference, as the Big West Conference did not support wrestling. Cal State Fullerton's intercollegiate wrestling program was discontinued after 43 years at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season. The program was given the opportunity to continue operating if it could fund its own annual budget. An action was considered at the end of the 2009-10 season, an extensive fund-raising campaign for the 2010-11 season came up short of the $196,145 cash deposited goal by the Aug. 2 deadline. Two former Titan wrestler's include current UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw and former Pride/Strikeforce/UFC Champion Dan Henderson
They have 13 national championships in eight different sports, a portion of which were won in the College Division of the NCAA (now known as Division II): 1970, Women's Basketball (CIAW); 1971, 1972, 1974 Men's Gymnastics; 1971 Cross country team; 1973 Women's Fencing; 1989, Men's Bowling; 1979, Women's Gymnastics; 1979, 1984, 1995, 2004 Baseball; 1986; Softball.
Former Titans Athletic Directors
- Dr. Steve Walk (July 2012-Dec.2012) Interim Director
- Brian Quinn[disambiguation needed] (2002-2012)
- John Easterbrook (1994-2001)
- Bill Schumard (1991-1994)
- Ed Carroll (1985-1991)
- Lynn Eilefson (1982-1985)
- Mike Mullally (1979-1981)
- Neale R. Stoner (1972-1979)
- Dr. John Caine (1968-1972)
- Dr. Elmer L. Johnson (1965-1968)
- Ernest Becker (1963-1964)
Titans Athletic Hall of Fame Members
|2013 TITANS HALL OF FAME CLASS|
|Bobby Dye||Men's Basketball Head Coach|
|Mike Fox||Men's Soccer|
|Carol Johnston||Women's Gymastics|
|1995 NCAA National Championship Team||Baseball|
|2011 TITANS HALL OF FAME CLASS|
|Bruce Bowen||Men's Basketball|
|Lynn Rogers||Women's Gymastics Head Coach|
|Merilyn & Jerry Goodwin||Titan Athletic Supporters|
|2009 TITANS HALL OF FAME CLASS|
|Barbie Myslak-Roetert||Women's Gymastics|
|Gene Murphy||Head Football Coach|
|2007 TITANS HALL OF FAME CLASS|
|Heather Killeen-Frisone||Cross Country/Track & Field|
|2005 TITANS HALL OF FAME CLASS|
|Greg Bunch||Men's Basketball|
|Nancy Dunkle||Women's Basketball|
|Tami Elliott-Harrison||Women's Gymastics|
|Eugenia Miller-Rycraw||Women's Basketball|
The Sports Complex is a multipurpose stadium created in conjunction with the Fullerton Marriott and the City of Fullerton. The complex includes: the 10,000-seat Titan Stadium, the Goodwin Baseball Field that seats more than 4,000, two lighted softball diamonds and a lighted track. The Titan Gym can hold about 4,000 people for the school's home basketball (men’s and women’s), wrestling, women’s gymnastics and women’s volleyball events. It also holds an outdoor swimming complex, Renovated in 1992 12 Outdoor Collegiate Tennis Courts for Men's and Women's NCAA Division 1 Teams, racquetball courts, weight-training facilities, a gymnastics practice facility, facilities for wrestling, fencing rooms, an indoor archery range, and dance studios.
Because of the proximity to Long Beach State, the schools are considered rivals. The rivalry is especially heated when it comes to baseball with Long Beach State also having a competitive college baseball program. This of one of few sports where at least two teams from the Big West Conference appear in the NCAA national tournament. Fullerton also has an intense rivalry with Big West stablemate UC Irvine; the two are the only Orange County schools in Division I.
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