Ron Stratten

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Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Portland State
Biographical details
Born United States San Francisco, California
Playing career
1961-1963 Oregon
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1968-1971
1972-1974
Oregon (defensive line)
Portland State (head coach)
Head coaching record
Overall 9-24
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

Ron Stratten (b. 1943 in San Francisco, California) was the head coach for the Portland State Vikings college football team from 1972 to 1974. He compiled an overall record of 9-24 in three seasons.[1] Stratten was one of the first African American head football coaches at a university with a majority white enrollment.[2]

Stratten resigned after three seasons due to the team's poor performance. He was succeeded by Mouse Davis, the offensive coordinator he had hired a year earlier.[2] After leaving coaching, he worked for the NCAA's education services division, and is now retired and living in Indianapolis, Indiana.[2]

Stratten grew up in San Francisco and attended Lowell High School, where he played linebacker and fullback.[2] He played college football for the University of Oregon from 1961 to 1963, and was the Ducks' defensive line coach from 1968 to 1971.[2][3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Portland State Vikings (Division II Independent) (1972–1974)
1972 Portland State 3–8
1973 Portland State 1–10
1974 Portland State 5–6
Total: 9–24
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Portland State Football Coaching Records". Portland State Vikings. Retrieved 2007-05-14. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Bachman, Rachel (May 13, 2007). "Football's forgotten pioneer". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2007-05-14. 
  3. ^ "UO Assistant Coaches". University of Oregon 2006 Football Media Guide. 2006. p. 171. Retrieved 2007-05-14.