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.
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
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.
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.
Second year Head Coach Dianne Matias coaching recorded(18 wins-27 losses overall) in two years is the fifth Cal State Fullerton Women's Tennis Head Coach since the 1983 season to lead the CSUF Titans Women's Tennis program.
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'sRoseann 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
1989 Kelli Moore & Caroline Sporer - Second Team Doubles
1990 Roseann Alva - Second Team Singles
1990 Roseann Alva & Kelli Moore - Second Team Doubles
1991 Kelli Moore - Second Team Singles
1991 Roseann Alva & Kelli Moore - First Team Doubles
1993 Roseann Alva - Second Team Singles
1998 Debbie Vonusa & Amy Medlin - Second Team Doubles
1999 Eleanor Luzano & Summer Tantee - Second Team Doubles
2000 Eleanor Luzano & Amy Medlin - Second Team Doubles
2001 Eleanor Luzano & Adriana Hockicko - Second Team Doubles
2002 Carla Rocha & Ana Iacob - Honorable Mention Doubles
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.
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.
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.
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.