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Cal State Fullerton Titans

CSUF Titans Intercollegiate Athletics
University Cal State Fullerton
Conference Big West Conference
NCAA Division I
Athletic director Jim Donovan
Location Fullerton, CA
Varsity teams 7 men's & 9 women's
Basketball arena Titan Gym
Baseball stadium Goodwin Field
Soccer stadium Titan Stadium
Mascot Tuffy(Elephant)
Nickname Titans
Fight song For our dear old Fullerton!
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Website .com.cstvfullertontitans

The CSUF Titans are the intercollegiate athletic teams of California State University, Fullerton, located in Fullerton, California. The Titans are a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level. The Titans compete within the Big West Conference (BWC) for most sports, wrestling competes as a member of the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) and gymnastics competes as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). CSUF has won 13 national championships in eight different sports.


The Cal State Fullerton Titans Athletic Department sponsors the following Intercollegiate Sports:

Dropped programs

  • Wrestling & Gymnastics were both dropped at the same time after the 2010-2011 season due to budget constraints.[1]
  • Fencing Intercollegiate Program for Men and Women was discontinued in 2008 due to budget constraints.
  • Men's Tennis was discontinued after the 1987 season due to budget constraints.
  • Football was discontinued in 1992 due to budget constraints.


See also: The National Classic (high-school tournament at CSUF)
Goodwin Field, home to CSUF Titan's baseball team.

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.

Men's Basketball

A topiary on the north side of Titan Gym
  • 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
  • Moe Radovich(1972-1973) - Overall Record 9 Wins - 17 Losses
  • Bobby Dye(1973-1980) - Overall Record 109 Wins - 78 Losses
  • John Sneed(1988-1992) - Overall Record 55 Wins - 59 Losses
  • Brad Holland(1992-1994) - Overall Record 23 Wins - 31 Losses
  • Bob Hawking(1994-2000) - Overall Record 59 Wins - 103 Losses
  • Bob Burton(2003-2012) - Overall Record 155 Wins - 122 Losses
  • Andy Newman,Interim(2012-2013) - Overall Record 14 Wins - 18 Losses


Titans Players in the NBA(Pro Basketball League)


Women's Basketball

  • CSUF also has a women's basketball team, which won the national championship in 1970.[4]
  • Titans Women's Basketball Record in 45 years since 1969 is: 555 Wins - 655 Losses
  • (1969 - 1977) Finished 1st in the Conference - 8 Titles
  • Titans Nancy Ratliff - Women's Basketball WBNS All-American (1982)
  • Titans Nancy Dunkle - Women's Basketball Kodak All-American (1974-1977)


Titans Women's Basketball Postseason Berths

  • NWIT (1984–85) in Amarillo, Texas - Texas Tech 71, CS Fullerton 68
  • NWIT - CS Fullerton 71, West Texas A&M 64 (Finished Tie for 3rd in tournament)
  • NCAA Tournament (1988–89) First Round in Missoula, Montana - At Montana 82, CS Fullerton 67
  • NCAA Tournament (1990–91) First Round - At CS Fullerton 84, Louisiana Tech 80
  • NCAA Tournament (1990–91) Second Round in Palo Alto, Ca. - At Sanford 91, CS Fullerton67


Previous Titans Women's Basketball Head Coaches

  • Billie Moore(1969-1977) Overall Record 140 Wins - 15 losses
  • Nancy Dunkie(1977-1979) Overall Record 28 Wins - 23 Losses
  • Debbie Ayers(1992-1997) Overall Record 44 Wins - 92 Losses
  • Denise Curry(1997-2000) Overall Record 16 Wins - 64 Losses
  • Daron Park(2013-2014) Overall Record 12 Wins - 18 Losses (Current Head Coach)


Titan Women's Basketball News
  • On February 3, 2013, assistant women's basketball coach Monica Quan, 28, was found dead on a parking structure at a condominium complex.[6]

Men's Cross Country

  • 1971 NCAA Division II Championship Team Title
  • 1970 NCAA College Division Individual Championship winner - Mark Covert '73
  • 1992 Individual Big West Champion (8K) - Mike Tansley, Time - 25:53.00
  • 1993 Individual Big West Champion (8K) - Mike Tansley, Time - 24:33.00

Head Coach John Elders has directed his Titan program since 1988 - 26 season's for both the Men's & Women's Teams

Women's Cross Country


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.[7] 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,[8] including a petition,[9] to reinstate the football team.

Titans Football Career Leader Stats

  • Rick Calhoun (1983–86) Titans Rushing Career Leader - 2,646 Yards
  • Mike Pringle (1988–89) Titans Rushing Touchdowns Career Leader - 19
  • Rick Calhoun (1983–86) Titans All-Purpose Yards Career Leader - 4,493 Yards
  • Dan Speltz (1988–89) Titans Passing Yards Career Leader - 4,595 Yards
  • Dan Speltz (1988–89) Titans Touchdown Passes Career Leader - 33
  • Damon Allen (1981-1984) Titans Total Offense Career Leader - 4,653 Yards
  • Rocky Palamara (1988–89) Titans Receiving Yards Career Leader - 1,899 Yards
  • Rocky Palamara (1988–89) Titans Receiving Touchdown Career Leader - 18


Historical Titans Head Football Coaches

  • Dick Coury (1970-1971) - Overall Record 13 Wins - 8 Losses - 1 Tie
  • Pete Yoder (1972-1974) - Overall Record 18 Wins - 15 Losses
  • Jim Coletto (1975-1979) - Overall Record 17 Wins - 38 Losses - 1 Tie
  • Gene Murphy (1980-1992) - Overall Record 59 Wins - 89 Losses - 1 Tie
  • Overall Titans Football Record - 107 Wins - 150 Losses - 3 Ties


Noteworthy Titans Assistant Football Coaches(Coaching Incubator)


  • Titans won the NCAA National Championship in 1986
  • 1980 AIAW finished 9th
  • 1981 AIAW finished 2nd
  • 1982 NCAA finished 3rd
  • 1983 NCAA finished 2nd
  • 1985 NCAA finished 3rd
  • 1987 NCAA finished 3rd
  • 1995 Women's College World Series finished 5th
  • Titans made 25 NCAA postseason appearances in there history.

Head Coach Judi Garman directed the team from 1980-1999 overall record 913-376-4 Won/Loss/Tie result.

Head Coach Michelle Gromacki directed the team from 2000-2012 overall record 424-302-1 Won/Loss/Tie result.

2013 Head Coach Kelly Ford currently is leading the team.

2004 United States Olympic Games Athlete "Titans Three-Time All-American" Jenny Topping won a gold medal as a member of the team in Athens, Greece.

28 Titan Softball All-Americans in their History

The Dance 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.


  • New first year Head Coach Dianne Matias for the 2013-14 season recorded(8 wins-15 losses overall), who becomes the fifth Cal State Fullerton Women's Tennis Head Coach since the 1983 season to lead the CSUF Titans Women's Tennis program.

Previous Titans Women's Head Tennis Coaches

  • Virginia Scheel (1969-1973)
  • Jean Davenport (1973-1976)
  • Jan Billings (1976-1981)
  • Jan Kernen (1981-1982)
  • Bill Etchegaray (1983-1985)
  • Bill Reynolds (1989-2013), 2013 Big West Women's Co-Coach of the Year with 178 career wins overall in 24 years at the helm recently retired.

Titans Noteworthy Tennis Matchplay

  • 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's Roseann 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


Discontinued Historical Titans Men's Tennis Head Coaches Roster

Men's Track & Field

Head Coach John Elders has directed the Titans Track men's program since 1988 – 26 years season's.

100M Jon Pratter 10.46 2007
200M Kevin Howard 21.23 1999
400M Brandon Campbell 46.98 2000
800M Nate Heggenberger 1:51.42 1997
1500M Steve Frisone 3:48.98 1994
3000M Jordan Horn 8:17.13 2007
3000M SC Mike Tansley 8:41.27 1994
5000M Jordan Horn 14:06.09 2005
10,000M Jordan Horn 29:02.57 2007
110m Hurdles Lamar Jackson 14.34 2007
400m Hurdles Richard Adams 51.28 2001
4x100m Relay McCullum F., Williams, Brown, Campbell 40.15 2002
4x400m Relay Brown, McCullum F., Campbell, Ortega 3:10.46 2002
Long Jump Brandon Campbell 25'4.5" 2001
Triple Jump Joe Thomas 51'11.25" 2004
High Jump Brandon Campbell 7'4.5" 2001
Pole Vault Giovanni Lanaro 18'4.5" 2004
Shot Put Don Turri 59'11" 1973
Discus Throw Fritz Coffman 176'4" 1974
Javelin Throw Rob Vazquez 228'11.5" 1991
Javelin Throw (Old Table) Jim Feeney 243'4" 1972
Hammer Throw Scott Hutchinson 189'9" 2007
Decathlon Brandon Campbell 6,637 Points 2000
Decathlon (Old Table) Paul Fink 7,067 Points 1974
Titans Men's Outdoor School Track Records (Imperial Distances)
100YDS. Sam Small 9.6h 1975
220YDS. Sam Small 21.4h 1975
440YDS. Steve Wennerstrom 47.1h 1970
880 YDS. Mike Eck 1:49.2h 1968
One-Miles Jim Woodward 4:05.9h 1973
Two-Miles John Casco 8:47.7h 1972
Three-Miles John Casco & Dave White 13.42.0h 1971/1973
Six Miles Mark Covert 28:08.3h 1971
Marathon Doug Schmenk 2:16.33 1972
120 YD. Hurdles Ed Hill 14.4h 1967
440 YD. Hurdles Jerry Huss 52.4h 1973
440 YD. Relay Small, Everage, Lloyd, Tavie 41.2h 1975
880 YD. Relay Maikisch, Tiscaareno, Titus, ? 1:27.4h 1971
One-Mile Relay Ankerman, Bryan, Thomas, Lloyd 3:14.6h 1975
Sprint Medley Eck, Ochoa, Smith, Stratton 3:26.5h 1968
Two-Mile Relay Love, Tubb, Keane, Payan 7:36.0h 1971
Distance Relay Wilson, Wooley, Baird, Tubb 9:55.4 1972

Women's Track & Field

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.

100M Ciara Short 11.58 2011
200M Ciara Short 23.28 2011
400M Ciara Short 51.85 2011
800M Lakeysha McClenton 2:09.75 2002
1500M Mary Kenney 4:28.50 1989
3000M Mary Kenney 9:43.83 1987
3000M SC Juliane Masciana 10:15.96 2009
5000M Carolyn Ellis 16:33.72 2010
10,000M Grace Gonzales 35:02.16 2008
100m Hurdles Lauren Williams 13.22 2009
400m Hurdles Destany Cearley 1:00.51 2006
400m Relay Short, Williams, Evans, Chang 45.52 2010
1600m Relay Wilson, Blake, McClellan, Hudson 3:39.18 2007
Long Jump Anna Doty 19'5 1/4 2002
Triple Jump Anna Doty 41'5 3/4 2001
High Jump Loren Gualco 5'7 3/4 1998
Pole Vault Jennifer Clarke 12'10 1/4 2003
Shot Put Jameena Hunt 48'10 3/4 2009
Discus Throw Jameena Hunt 173'9 2009
Javelin Throw Karen Bardsley 135'4 2007
Hammer Throw Jameena Hunt 185'1 2010
Hepthalon Lacey Welborn 4,508 Points 2003
6k XC Grace Gonzales 20:42.20 2008
5k XC Grace Gonzales 17:06.10 2008

Men's Soccer

  • NCAA Tournament appearances in 1975 (Second Round), 1986 (First Round), 1993 (Semi-Finals), 1994 (Quarter-Finals), 1996 (Second Round), 1998 (First Round) and 2000 (First Round).
  • The Titans Soccer program first year at the University was in 1965 and the first Head Coach was Dr. Azmy Ibrahim.

There were five Head Coaches from 1965 to 1974 before they became a Division 1 soccer program.

Titans in men's professional soccer

Titans on Represented on United States Olympic Men's Soccer Squads include

Women's Soccer

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.

Women's Volleyball

  • Titans Head Coaches since 1976 (Won-Loss-Tie Record):
  • 1976 Kristi Conklin (5-10-3)
  • CSUF Titans All-Time Women's Volleyball Record (376-736-3)
  • 2010 Titans Best Year (26-6 Record) 1st in Big West Conference
  • 2010 Big West Conference Player of the Year - Erin Saddler

Titans Women's Volleyball All Americans

Titans on USA Women's Volleyball Rosters


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.[15] 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.

Former Titans Athletic Directors

Titans Athletic Hall of Fame Members

Bobby Dye Men's Basketball Head Coach
Mike Fox Men's Soccer
Carol Johnston Women's Gymastics
1995 NCAA National Championship Team Baseball
Bruce Bowen Men's Basketball
Brent Mayne Baseball
Lynn Rogers Women's Gymastics Head Coach
Susan Lewis-Newton Softball
Merilyn & Jerry Goodwin Titan Athletic Supporters
Damon Allen Football
Connie Clark Softball
Barbie Myslak-Roetert Women's Gymastics
Gene Murphy Head Football Coach
Dan Boone Baseball
Mark Collins Football
Judi Garman Softball
Heather Killeen-Frisone Cross Country/Track & Field
Mark Kotsay Baseball
Phil Nevin Baseball
Leon Wood Basketball
Greg Bunch Men's Basketball
Nancy Dunkle Women's Basketball
Tami Elliott-Harrison Women's Gymastics
Augie Garrido Baseball
Susan LeFebvre Softball
Eugenia Miller-Rycraw Women's Basketball
Tim Wallach Baseball


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.


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External links

  • Official website
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