Bobby Dye

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Bobby Dye
Bobby Dye 1967.jpeg
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1937-05-16) May 16, 1937 (age 79)
Los Angeles, California
Playing career
1956–1958 Fullerton JC
1960–1962 Idaho State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1962–1965 St. John Bosco HS
1965–1967 Cerritos CC (asst.)
1967–1973 Santa Monica CC
1973–1980 Cal State Fullerton
1981–1983 Cal State Bakersfield
1983–1995 Boise State
1997–1998 Idaho Stampede (CBA)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1997–1998 Idaho Stampede (CBA) (dir. of operations)
Head coaching record
Overall 372–223 (college)
115–50 (junior college)
Tournaments 2–4 (NCAA D-I)
1–3 (NIT)
6–3 (NCAA D-II)
Accomplishments and honors

Robert Lloyd "Bobby" Dye (born May 16, 1937) is an American former basketball coach.

Early life and college years[edit]

Born in Los Angeles, Dye graduated from Downey High School of nearby Downey, California in 1956.[1][2] Dye enrolled at Fullerton Junior College and played on the basketball team there from 1956 to 1958.[3] He transferred to Idaho State University and played on the Bengals basketball team from 1960 to 1962 and graduated from Idaho State in 1962.[2][4]

Coaching career[edit]

Dye returned to the Los Angeles area after earning his degree and served as head boys' basketball coach at St. John Bosco High School of Bellflower, California from 1962 to 1965. St. John Bosco made a school-high 18-7 record in the 1963–64 season. From 1965 to 1967, Dye was an assistant coach at Cerritos Junior College. Dye again became a head coach in 1967, this time at Santa Monica City College (which became Santa Monica College in 1971). Santa Monica won the 1972 California junior college championship with a 26-5 record, and Dye had a 115-50 overall record in seven seasons (1967–1973) with Santa Monica.[2][5]

In 1973, Dye became head men's basketball coach at Cal State Fullerton, a program then in transition from NCAA Division II to Division I. Cal State Fullerton moved to Division I by the 1974–75 season and was a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association (PCAA).[6] Dye coached Cal State Fullerton to the 1976 PCAA regular season title and 1978 PCAA tournament championship, and Cal State Fullerton made the West Regional Final of the 1978 NCAA tournament in what was considered a Cinderella run.[2][7][8] Dye had a 110-77 record in seven seasons with Cal State Fullerton from 1973 to 1980.[2]

Dye applied for the head coaching job at San Diego State for the 1980–81 season but was rejected; he took that season off.[9] In 1981, Dye became head coach of Division II Cal State Bakersfield; the program made the 1982 and 1983 NCAA tournaments.[10]

First-year Boise State University athletics director Gene Bleymaier hired Dye as head coach in 1983, and Dye's first season with the Boise State Broncos was 15-13, ending seven straight losing seasons and making men's basketball nearly as popular as football.[11][12] With Dye as head coach, Boise State made the NCAA tournament in 1988, 1993, and 1994, and the NIT in 1987, 1989, and 1991.[10] Dye resigned from Boise State in August 1995 with a 213-133 record in his 12 seasons.[2]

In 1996, Dye took his first coaching job in professional basketball as the head coach of the Idaho Stampede, an expansion team that would begin playing in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) in the 1997–98 season.[2] Dye also served as director of basketball operations of the team, which was the first professional basketball team in the state of Idaho.[3] The Stampede went 25-31 in its inaugural season.[13]

As of 2011, Dye is retired and lives in Carlsbad, California. He is married and has two children and two grandchildren.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]


Junior college[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Santa Monica City/Santa Monica Corsairs (Western State Conference) (1967–1973)
1967–68 Santa Monica City 19–8
1968–69 Santa Monica City 15–12
1969–70 Santa Monica City 16–9
1970–71 Santa Monica City 19–9
1971–72 Santa Monica 26–5 CCCAA Champions
1972–73 Santa Monica 20–7
Santa Monica: 115–50
Total: 115–50

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Cal State Fullerton Titans (California Collegiate Athletic Association) (1973–1974)
1973–74 Cal State Fullerton 16–10[14] 6–4 T–2nd
Cal State Fullerton Titans (Pacific Coast Athletic Association) (1974–1980)
1974–75 Cal State Fullerton 13–11 4–6 T–4th
1975–76 Cal State Fullerton 15–10 6–4 T–1st
1976–77 Cal State Fullerton 16–10 7–5 4th
1977–78 Cal State Fullerton 23–9 9–5 T–3rd NCAA Elite Eight
1978–79 Cal State Fullerton 16–11 7–7 T-4th
1979–80 Cal State Fullerton 10–17 4–10 7th
Cal State Fullerton: 109–78 43–41
Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners (California Collegiate Athletic Association) (1981–1983)
1981–82 Cal State Bakersfield 25–6 11–3 1st NCAA D-II Final Four
1982–83 Cal State Bakersfield 25–6 11–3 1st NCAA D-II Final Four
Cal State Bakersfield: 50–12 22–6
Boise State Broncos (Big Sky Conference) (1983–1995)
1983–84 Boise State 15–13 6–8 T–5th
1984–85 Boise State 16–13 5–9 T–6th
1985–86 Boise State 12–16 6–8 T–6th
1986–87 Boise State 22–8 10–4 T–5th NIT Second Round
1987–88 Boise State 24–6 13–3 1st NCAA First Round
1988–89 Boise State 23–7 13–3 T–1st NIT First Round
1989–90 Boise State 12–15 7–9 7th
1990–91 Boise State 18–11 10–6 4th NIT First Round
1991–92 Boise State 16–13 7–9 5th
1992–93 Boise State 21–8 10–4 2nd NCAA First Round
1993–94 Boise State 17–13 7–7 5th NCAA First Round
1994–95 Boise State 17–10 7–7 T–4th
Boise State: 213–133 101–77
Total: 372–223

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win-loss %
Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win-loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
Idaho Stampede 1997–98 56 25 31 .446 4th in National 5 2 3 .400 Lost First Round
Career 56 25 31 .446 .400


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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Bobby Dye". Idaho Stampede. Archived from the original on May 29, 1998. 
  3. ^ a b "Alumni stories: Bobby Dye". Fullerton College Centennial. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
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  5. ^ Santa Monica College: A Community’s College Archived April 23, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Cal State Fullerton Titans". Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ "1977-78 Cal State Fullerton Titans Roster and Stats". Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ Dufresne, Chris (March 31, 1986). "They believed; A Group of Nobodies Dubbed Cal State Who Made Basketball History in 1978 by Advancing to the West Regional Final Before Losing". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  9. ^ Lowery, Steve (December 16, 1986). "Dye Still Working Miracles". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Bobby Dye". College Hoopedia. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  11. ^ Scott, Tom (August 11, 2011). "Suddenly and swiftly, a three-decade era comes to an end". KTVB-TV. Archived from the original on November 27, 2011. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  12. ^ Ourada, Patricia K. (1994), "Basketball 1983-94", The Broncos: A history of Boise State University athletics, 1932-1994, Boise State University, p. 208, ISBN 093212917X 
  13. ^ "New Team, New Arena, New Excitement". Idaho Stampede. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
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