Ray Rosso

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Ray Rosso (1916 - 1 December, 2012) was an Italian-born American football coach and Orange Coast College's first ever football coach.[1] He was born in Turin, Northern Italy, in 1916 but later immigrated with his family to Oakland in California. He joined WWII and became a navy fighter pilot and flight instructor. Rosso played college football through 1938-1945 and soon became head coach at Chaffey College in San Bernardino County and won in 1946, 1947. Rosso spent his last football coach career at LeBard Stadium in 1955.[2]


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  2. ^ "Ray Rosso beloved figure". The Daily Pilot. Retrieved 8 December 2012.