June 4, 1926 |
San Francisco, California
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1950–1956||St. Ignatius Prep|
|Head coaching record|
From 1947 to 1950, Herrerias played college basketball at the University of San Francisco, where he was a member of the 1949 NIT championship team coached by Pete Newell. After graduating, he became head coach at St. Ignatius Prep. As coach, Herrerias led St. Ignatius to four state titles, in 1951, 1954, 1955, and 1956. Herrerias also taught history and typing at St. Igantius.
Herrerias reunited with Newell as an assistant coach at Cal. In 1960, Herrerias succeeded Newell as Cal's head coach. He resigned in 1968 because of a dispute with an African-American athlete Bob Presley. Presley was suspended from the team for violation of team training rules. Presley was reinstated three days later, but relations between African-American and white players on the team remained tense. Herrerias resigned after the season. Herrerias has a record of 97-101 in his eight seasons at Cal.
Head coaching record
|California Golden Bears (Athletic Association of Western Universities) (1960–1968)|
- Ancestry.com - Navy Muster Rolls, WWII
- "War & Valor (1940–1949)". St. Ignatius Prep. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
- Christgau, John (2013), Michael and the Whiz Kids: A Story of Basketball, Race, and Suburbia in the 1960s, University of Nebraska Press, p. 67, ISBN 080324844X
- Wiggins, David Kenneth (1997), Glory Bound: Black Athletes in a White America, Syracuse University Press, p. 126, ISBN 0815627343
- "Cal Coach Rene Herrerias Quits". Lodi News-Sentinel. April 12, 1968. Retrieved December 28, 2013.
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